Unsigned Austin-based quintet (and new Tripwire favorites) The Lemurs will kick off a short, four-date mini tour tonight at The Temple Bar in Santa Monica. They'll follow that up with a pair of LA gigs at El Cid and the Silverlake Lounge on January 23 and 25, respectively, before making their way back towards home with a stop in Tucson, AZ. They'll also play a one-off gig in Chicago for the February installment of the Tripwire/En Prise/Music Nation new music showcase at Schubas on February 28.
The West Coast trek is a bit of a buzz tour for The Lemurs, who are actively searching for a label partner to release the follow up to their eight-track, self-titled 2006 EP. The band was named to multiple top 10 year end lists in their home town (a city with more than a few notable music prospects), including The Austin Chrionicles' Best Texas Albums of 2006.
With a solid college and specialty radio push planned for March, there's no question that you'll be hearing more and more from The Lemurs in the coming weeks and months. Yours truly reviewed their EP last month. You can check it out here if you're so inclined. Otherwise, download a track and peep the tour dates below.
01.22.07 - Santa Monica, CA (The Temple Bar)
01.23.07 - Los Angeles, CA (El Cid)
01.25.07 - Los Angeles, CA (Silverlake Lounge)
01.27.07 - Tucson, AZ (Plush)
02.28.07 - Chicago, IL (Schubas, Tripwire new music showcase)