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Check Out: The Kooks – “Junk of the Heart (Happy)”

on August 10, 2011, 12:00pm

the kooks Check Out: The Kooks   Junk of the Heart (Happy)

The Kooks’ third LP Junk of the Heart hits stores September 13th via Astralwerks. Already, the UK indie poppers have doled out two sneak peeks to keep fans antsy: one far out and psychedelic, the other sweet as a brick of bubblegum. Now, our next taste of the record, which comes to us courtesy of NYLON, is the album’s title track. The cut, available for listening below, is a slightly ’80s-inspired ode to the end of summer to be played at star-covered bonfires the world over.

In addition, the four-piece also recently announced a 15-date tour of the U.S. that kicks off November 15th in Philadelphia, PA and runs till December 13th in San Francisco, CA. Check out the entire tour schedule below (including their lengthy tour through the UK and Europe until early November.)

In conjunction with the tour, each online ticket purchase yields a free MP3 of  “Junk of the Heart (Happy)”. Plus, every ticket sold in North America will offer the buyer the chance to pre-order an exclusive version of the album, which comes with an acoustic cut of “Rosie” that’s unavailable anywhere else in the U.S.

Junk of the Heart Tracklist:
01. Junk of the Heart (Happy)
02. How’d You Like That
03. Rosie
04. Taking Pictures Of You
05. Killing Me
06. Fuck The World Off
07. Time Above The Earth
08. Runaway
09. Is It Me
10. Petulia
11. Eskimo Kiss
12. Mr. Nice Guy

The Kooks 2011 Tour Dates:
08/16 – London, UK @ Dingwalls
08/18 – St. Polten, AU @ Frequency Festival
08/19 – Krakow, PL @ Coke Live Festival
08/20 – Grosspoesna, DE @ Highfield
08/21 – Ludinghausen, DE @ Area 4 Festival
09/30 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
10/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
10/03 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
10/04 – Hull, UK @ City Hall
10/05 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
10/07 – Portsmouth, UK @ Guildhall
10/08 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
10/09 – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy Leeds
10/11 – Brixton, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
10/16 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/18 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
10/19 – Bordeaux, FR @ La Medonquine
10/20 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
10/22 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
10/23 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
10/24 – Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
10/26 – Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457
10/27 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
10/28 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ Arena
10/30 – Frankfurt, DE @ Stadthalle
10/31 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/01 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Sporthalle
11/04 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
11/05 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/19 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/20 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/22 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
11/23 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/25 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/26 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
12/02 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market
12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
12/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
12/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/30-31 – Victoria, AU @ The Falls Music & Arts Festival

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