Gobble Gobble Announce North American Spring Tour, Including Dates With Baths, BRAIDS & The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, SXSW

GOBBLE GOBBLE is the hyperactive, futuristic techno-pop project of San Francisco via Canada pop experimentalist Cecil Frena. Caught in a strange dialogue between harsh noise, future-leaning electronic music, indie rock signifiers and mainstream pop, GOBBLE GOBBLE’s sounds are unorthodox to say the least. Stuttering, blown-out and chopped guitar peals, erratic, bubbling synth arpeggios, crunked-out, sparkling 808 hats and bursts of meticulously processed digital noise abound: all these boisterous bits held in place by the steady pulse of grooves that would, without their eruptive context, sound at home on a European minimal techno 12″.

Part of Canada’s shadowy futurepop collective Hovercraft, the band gestated in a small scene of passionate musicians with forward-thinking attitudes about pop music. Indeed, GOBBLE GOBBLE’s other members also have their own projects (Purity Ring, Kuhrye-oo) which of late have garnered well-deserved buzz.

In the live context, GOBBLE GOBBLE’s indelible hooks are transformed into something like an ecstatic, surreal dream sequence: tutu-garbed gobblins bash away on pots and pans, smash shovels together, percuss on hockey helmets and generally get a party started unlike any other. The band left a trail of pixie dust and charred bodies on its 2010 Mobile Rave Infinitour, a marathon tour lasting nearly six months, in which they unleashed a portable PA system to start parties in unconventional spaces, kitchens and basements all across North America.

Now, armed with its completed debut record (release date TBA), GOBBLE GOBBLE is heading back out on the road to ecstatically do battle in 2011 (dates below).

“I haven’t fully formed an opinion yet if the music GOBBLE GOBBLE makes is just for a small niche of people… or if it’s for a huge mainstream audience… of the future. Heck, I can’t even agree with myself what genre this would be called.” – LP33

“Listen through the distortions and lo-fi-ness and squiggly synth squeals, and I think you’ll hear what I’m hearing. And what are we both hearing together? Great goddamn pop.” – Oh My Rockness

Tour Dates

24-Feb Calgary, AB Broken City
25-Feb Kelowna, BC Abbott House
26-Feb Vancouver, BC The Astoria
27-Feb Roberts Creek, BC Gumboots Garden Cafe
28-Feb Abbottsford, BC The Airfair Lounge
1-Mar Seattle, WA Chop Suey*^
2-Mar Portland, OR Holocene*^
3-Mar Arcata, CA The Jambalaya*^
4-Mar San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop*^
5-Mar Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*^
10-Mar Houston, TX Jet Lounge^
11-Mar Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon^
12-Mar Little Rock, AR Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack^
13-Mar Memphis, TN Hi Tone Café^
15-Mar McAllen, TX Jagz^
16-Mar Austin, TX SXSW – The Brixton
17-Mar Austin, TX SXSW – The Independent, Austin Museum of Art
18-Mar SXSW – Austin, TX Longbranch
19-Mar Austin, TX SXSW – Tito’s House, Club Deville
21-Mar Oxford, MS Cats Purring Dude Ranch
22-Mar New Orleans, LA Allways Lounge
23-Mar Birmingham, AL Bottletree
24-Mar Auburn, AL Marion House
25-Mar Tallahassee, FL Total Bummer DIY Festival
26-Mar Tallahassee, FL Total Bummer DIY Festival
27-Mar Tallahassee, FL Total Bummer DIY Festival
28-Mar Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
29-Mar Savannah, GA House Party
30-Mar Atlanta, GA The Drunken Unicorn
31-Mar Athens, GA Caledonia
1-Apr Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
2-Apr Durham, NC Motorco
3-Apr Wilmington, NC Gravity Records
4-Apr Washington, DC Red Palace
6-Apr New Haven, CT BAR
7-Apr Philadelphia, PA Barbary
8-Apr New York, NY Glasslands
9-Apr Boston, MA Great Scott
10-Apr Allston, MA Wadzilla
11-Apr Troy, NY Ground Zero
12-Apr Winooski, VT Monkey House
13-Apr Ottawa, ON Deckuf#
14-Apr Montreal, QC Il Motore#
15-Apr Peterborough, ON The Spill#
16-Apr Toronto, ON Kapisanan Phillipine Cultural Centre#
17-Apr Guelph, ON Van Gogh’s Ear#
18-Apr London, ON Castle Drum
19-Apr Windsor, ON The Phog#
20-Apr Grand Rapids, MI Veto House#
21-Apr Ann Arbor, MI Gumby House#
22-Apr Gambier, OH The Horn Galleryz#
24-Apr Murfreesboro, TN Trash Mountain#
27-Apr Chicago, IL Schuba’s
28-Apr Madison, WI Frequency
29-Apr Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
30-Apr Winnipeg, MB Lo Pub
1-May Saskatoon, SK Caffe Sola

*with BRAIDS
^with BATHS
# with The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt

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