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Archive : The Books Australian Tour

“The Books remain more or less a genre of one.” - Pitchfork
“Convinces you original music still exists.” - Alternative Press

The Books are the kind of band you’ll remember forever. You’ll remember the first time you heard them, the first time you listened to them and – this one’s for sure – you’ll remember the first time you see them.

That first time happens this January when the New York duo grace Australian turf for four very special shows.

Theirs is a rare type of music. Crafted out of samples of speech, found sound and music as well as the musical nous of cellist Paul de Jong and guitarist/vocalist Nick Zammuto, The Books create aural masterpieces gently pieced together on every record. Consummate collectors of sound and visual, The Books weave together awkwardly disparate sounds from distant pasts to create a sound akin to folktronica, but better, and labeled as sound collage, but providing much more than the label suggests.

To experience it live is to be invited into another world, a multimedia rather than a musical experience collaged with the same meticulous attention to detail you’ve learned to love on their records (their first live show happened four years after the release of their debut, Thought for Food). While their albums are based around samples from cassettes found and forgotten in thrift stores, their live experience adds a visual element that is engaged in rather than engulfed by cultural pastiche.

Fresh from releasing a cover of Nick Drake’s ‘Cello Song’ in collaboration with José González, The Books visit Australia for the very first time ahead of the release of their highly anticipated fourth record. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience two of the most original musicians live.

Popfrenzy Presents THE BOOKS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Thursday January 14
MELBOURNE - The John Curtin Bandroom
Tickets on sale Monday November 16 from www.moshtix.com.au

Friday January 15
MELBOURNE - The John Curtin Bandroom
Tickets on sale Monday November 16 from www.moshtix.com.au

Saturday January 16 (5:30pm doors sharp)
SYDNEY - The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Tickets on sale now from Sydney Festival 1300 668 812, Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 & www.sydneyfestival.org.au/garden

Sunday January 17 (7pm doors sharp)
SYDNEY - Sydney Festival The Famous Spiegeltent
Tickets on sale now from Sydney Festival 1300 668 812, Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 & www.sydneyfestival.org.au/garden

Dates & Venue Details

Tour Venues & Dates

The John Curtain Hotel (MELBOURNE)

14th January, 2010

Details:

With guests TBA

Price:

$32.00

The John Curtain Hotel (MELBOURNE)

15th January, 2010

Details:

With guests TBA

Price:

$32.00

The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival (SYDNEY)

16th January, 2010

Details:
Price:

$35.00

Address:

Hyde Park, Sydney

The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival (SYDNEY)

17th January, 2010

Details:
Price:

$35.00

Address:

Hyde Park, Sydney