Why? MEGATOUR (LA’s ECHOPLEX TONIGHT & RAFTER MP3s!)

Why? stands as the most blogged about band here on Taking Tiger Mountain in its short little life, but I do unabashedly love them. Yoni is one of few people I’ve had the pleasure of doing an in-person interview with back in ’06; I talked with him at Chicago’s Double Door before their opening slot for The Silver Jews. I’ve seen them quite a bit in my free time and also reviewed their shows on more than one occasion (The Double Door show and later opening for Yo La Tengo at Chicago’s Vic Theater). They’re starting a long few months of touring, hitting Los Angeles’s Echoplex tomorrow.

That show will include DJ’s from Dublab and Asmatic Kitty’s Rafter as openers.

After tonight’s LA date, Why? heads out for a long jaunt that stretches into a European tour. Dates below:

09-04 – Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
09-05 – Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
09-06 – Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
09-08 – Austin, TX Mohawk*
09-09 – Dallas, TX Granada Theater*
09-11 – Pensacola, FL Sluggo’s*
09-12 – Gainseville, FL Common Grounds*
09-13 – Miami, FL White Room*
09-14 – Orlando, FL The Social*
09-16 – Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
09-17 – Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church*
09-18 – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
09-19 – Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts
09-20 – Portland, ME Space Gallery
09-21 – Providence, RI Club Hell
09-22 – Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
09-25 – Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival
09-26 – Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge#
09-27 – Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock#
09-29 – Denver, CO Hi- Dive
09-30 – Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
10-02 – Vancouver, BC Richard’s On Richard
10-03 – Seattle, WA Vera Project
10-04 – Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
10-22 – Confort Moderne – Poitiers
10-23 – Le Fil – Saint Etienne
10-24 – La Vapeur – Dijon
10-25 – BB Mix Festival – Paris
10-27 – Pirates Cabaret – Amiens
10-28 – Electrique – La Havre
10-29 – L’Antipode – Rennes
10-30 – Festival Yamoy – Nantes
10-31 – Rockomotives – Vendôme
11-01 – Andrew Lane Theatre – Dublin
11-03 – TBA – London
11-06 – Centre Culturel – Massy
11-07 – Musique Volante – Metz
11-08 – Super Sound Festival – Colmar
11-11 – Maria Am Ufer – Berlin
11-12 – Ut Connewitz – Leipzig

% = w/ Tussle
* = w/ Mount Eerie
# = w/ Tobacco

I’ll be at the Echoplex tonight, jealous of all the folks who get to see the shows with Mount Eerie. That’ll be something special.

In honor of the Rafter’s new EP which drops September 9th, here’s a few insane tracks that Asthmatic Kitty has released:

‘Salt’ from 2008’s Sweaty Magic
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‘Juicy’ from 2008’s Sweaty Magic
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‘Sweat’ from 2008’s Sweaty Magic
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