This just in: Athens pop outfit the Olivia Tremor Control, members of the sprawling Elephant 6 collective and experts at blending the outlandishly pop with the brain-twistingly not, will tour this fall on a jaunt that includes a September 21 stop at Le Poisson Rouge.
Tickets are on sale now; five reasons why this is fantastic news, below. Ticket info is on the way, but for now
Critical bias: When I was in college and immediately afterward I saw these guys in 10% of this nation’s states. (California, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Illinois, New York.) So, you know, this is pretty exciting.
“I Have Been Floated” (live)
“The Opera House” (live)
“A Peculiar Noise Called Train Director” (live)
Peel Session from 1997:
[Pic via Pitchfork; hat tip MTS.]