Kids' TV star turned indie rocker Steve Burns will kick off the first leg of his US tour tonight in Austin, TX, with The Starlight Mints as his backing band. However, come September, The Mints will be heading off with The Polyphonic Spree, leaving Mr. Burns (haha, excellentÖ) in need of some musician types to help him rock. "A guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist/computer genius all in one is needed to round out Steve's new touring band," said a spokesperson for [PIAS]. "You should be a fan of The Flaming Lips, Devo, and Elliott Smith. It's preferred you live in NYC but not mandatoryÖ (the drummer doesn't). Interested folks contact Kevin Wortis at [PIAS]."
In other, more exciting news, Steve Burns will be appearing on the TODAY SHOW on Monday (8/18)! He's having a little sit down with the lovely Ann Curry (who I hear looks even better in person) to discuss his debut album, Songs For Dustmites.