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Mar 20

Pets with Pets at Darkroom

Avec Pets With Pets à Darkroom


De mardi 20 Mars 2012 à 20:00


2210 W Chicago, Chicago, IL, 60622, United States

Tel : (773) 276-1411

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Australia is a very ancient land. A wise old man man who on occasion loses control of his bladder, in a purely geological sense. It is an isolated land in the antipodes, when Europeans first came here they discovered all sorts of bizarre creatures and strange sounds coming from the land…They were often very confused, but intrigued none the less. Nothing has changed in those thousands of years. Pets With Pets hold a true testament to the bizarre and ancient nature of Australia. Conceived in 2006 and slowly evolving throughout the last 6 years. Starting as an ambient solo project by Zayd Thring and slowly crawling out of this sea of tranquillity and trying to walk on a very unstable land of unfamiliar rock, adding different instruments and band members like limbs through the years. Pets With Pets have outgrown all of their genre tagging labels such as Krautrock and have evolved through a cacophonous cyclone of releases and live shows through the years that has gained them the reputation of having one of the best live shows around today. With constantly changing lineups and sounds, they find themselves as the apex beast they are today, ready to survive the apocalypse and making the soundtrack to it.

The debut Pets With Pets album ‘Saturday Aquatic Pixie Acid’ was completed and released by Sensory Projects (www.sensoryprojects.com.au) in March 2011
to critical acclaim. It was followed with a national tour which included 2 sold out Melbourne shows. Videos for tracks from ‘Saturday Aquatic Pixie Acid’ were released online in March and April to support the album release.

2011 also saw the split 7” release between Pets With Pets and Love Connection, entitled ‘Home On The Wave’. This project spurned an East Coast tour and video, TV appearances and airplay on community radio.

In 2012, Pets With Pets performed at Sugar Mountain festival in Melbourne alongside Thee Oh Sees, Deerhoof, tUnE-yArDs, Shabazz Palaces, Lost Animal and more. Pets With Pets tour the US in March.

Ash Buscombe joined Pets With Pets in 2009. He has been playing bass and releasing albums and EPs with Melbourne’s Witch Hats since 2005.

Will MacFarlane moved to Melbourne in December 2010 and joined Pets With Pets in mid 2011. Will was familiar with Pets via the Camp A Low Hum festival in New Zealand in 2009 where he was playing in The Shocking Pinks (signed to the DFA record label – The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem) who were co-headlining. He became good friends with Zayd upon his arrival in Australia and they started recording together. He now plays synthesizer in Pets With Pets.

Alex MacFarlane is the newest and youngest Pet. He was previously playing drums in local Melbourne bands Teen Archer and Breaker Morant, both of whom have releases out on Melbourne label Exo Records . He has also started producing records from his bedroom studio for local bands including Boarders, as well as his own, under the ‘Major MacFarlane’ moniker.

US Tour Dates

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Hemlock Tavern, San Fransisco, CA

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Independent, San Fransisco, CA

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tin Can Ale House, San Diego, CA

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Origami Vinyl, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Escapes at Club 1808, Austin, TX

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Headhunters, Austin, TX

Friday, March 16, 2012
Spider House Café, Austin, TX 11pm

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Maggie Mae’s, Austin, TX

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Darkroom Bar, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Carabar, Columbus, OH

Thursday, March 22, 2012
BJ’s, Fredonia, NY

Friday, March 23, 2012
Jungle Gym House, Buffalo, NY

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Cake Shop, New York, NY

Sunday, March 25, 2012
Bell House, New York, NY

Monday, March 26, 2012
Kelli’s Basement Party, New Brunswick, NJ


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