New Releases | Mirah and The Maccabees

Here’s what got slid under the door last week:

The Maccabees - Colour It In

The MaccabeesColour It In (Fiction, Polydor, Geffen)
Stories and Observations by Mirah and Spectratone InternationalShare This Place (K Records/Secretly Canadian)

At first listen, I was little unenthusiastic about the Mirah record, but maybe that’s because I’m not so familiar with her music. There’s one thing I’ll tell you though, it’s not easy to find official info on the web about Mirah. The new record comes out August 7th, she’s probably gonna tour behind it, and a little birdy told me she might be playing a club in Brooklyn that I frequent. Oh yeah, for all my fruitless searching, I was able to find a nice profile on the new Mirah album over at Obscure Sound.

UPDATED: Mirah Tour Dates
06/08/07 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
07/09/07 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
07/10/07 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom (Tickets)
07/11/07 Cambridge, MA Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub
07/12/07 Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa
07/13/07 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
07/14/07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
07/15/07 Columbus, OH Wexner Center
07/17/07 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
07/18/07 Bloomington, IN Buskirk-Chumley Theater
07/19/07 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
07/20/07 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge
07/21/07 Washington, DC Black Cat

The Maccabees record sounded alright (from what I’ve heard so far), a little bit like Bloc Party meets The Strokes (which is not a bad thing in my opinion). I’m just not sure that they are distinctive enough to stand out in the tidal wave of British bands that lands on us every week or two. The Maccabees are touring now, they are playing the Knit this week; check the list below for a date near you.

The Maccabees Tour Dates
06/06/07 – The Knitting Factory New York, New York
06/07/07 – Asbury Park Convention Hall supporting Bloc Party Asbury Park, New Jersey
06/09/07 – Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois
06/11/07 – Uptown Theatre supporting Bloc Party Kansas City, Missouri
06/12/07 – Ogden Theatre supporting Bloc Party Denver, Colorado
06/13/07 – The Pearl Room Theatre at Palms Casino supporting Bloc Party Las Vegas, Nevada
06/14/07 – Pop Scene Show @ 330 Ritch San Francisco, California
06/15/07 – Troubador Los Angeles, California
06/16/07 – Viejas Concerts in the Park supporting Bloc Party Alpine, California
06/22/07 – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury
06/29/07 – Accelerator Festival, Stockholm
07/07/07 – Oxegen Festival, Dublin
07/08/07 – T in The Park, Scotland
07/13/07 – Summercase Festival, Barcelona
07/14/07 – Summercase Festival, Madrid
08/05/07 – Electric Gardens Festival, Kent
08/24/07 – Leeds Festival, Leeds
08/26/07 – Reading Festival, Reading
09/07/07 – Bestival, Isle of Wight