Yukimi Nagano's airy baduizms are a beautiful thing, and after her Sweden-based group Little Dragon gained a cult American following off its first online album and a series of twinkly videos, the band is releasing the slightly more electronic-based Machine Dreams and touring its face off. "Blinking Pigs" starts out like some chemistry fanatic's basement noise project, then whorls into what Little Dragon does best: make easy-breezy, souljazz-flecked pop songs as a proscenium for Nagano's dreamy warbles. The new record drops October 20, tour dates after the jump.
Download: Little Dragon, "Blinking Pigs"
Little Dragon Fall Tour Dates:
10/30: Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
10/31: Los Angeles, CA @ Park Plaza
11/02: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11/03: Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
11/04: San Francisco, CA @ Independent
11/05: Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
11/06: Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
11/08: Portland, OR @ Holocene
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Nectar
11/14: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
11/17: Detroit, MI @ Cliff Bells
11/19: Montreal, PQ @ Il Motore
11/21: New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
11/22: Washington, DC @ Liv
11/23: Charlottesville, VA @ Is Venue
11/25: Atlanta, GA @ Apache Cafe
11/29: Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge
11/30: Austin, TX @ Emo’s Jr.
12/02: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
12/03: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
12/04: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey