Django Django’s folktronica has been compared to the Beta Band for good reason: Drummer Dave Mclean is the younger brother of Beta Band and Aliens keyboardist John, and certainly channels his big brother’s psych-folk polyrhythms. The British foursome’s harmonic, stuttering canons and psychedelic synthlines have been making waves across the pond, and at their sporadic sold-out US shows, since the overseas release of their self-titled debut back in January. Fortunately for American audiences itching for more from the band, Django Django has announced their signing to Ribbon Music, which will reissue Django Django digitally on August 14th, and on CD and LP on September 25th.
In addition, Django Django has unleashed a video for album track “Hail Bop”. After opening with synthesizers that sound like ABBA doing the James Bond theme song, the band twangs back into its ’70s harmonies and guitars while rolling a glowing ball through a futuristic, computer-generated tropical landscape. Check it out below.
Finally, the band has announced U.S. tour dates in support of the record. The two-week run kicks off with back-to-back dates in Chicago on September 20 and wraps at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on October 2. Find the full schedule after the video.
Django Django 2012 U.S. Tour Dates:
09/20 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
09/21 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
09/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ School Night at Bardot
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
09/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Lounge
09/28 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
09/29 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
10/02 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom