Dragonette Release Galore, Announce US Tour Dates This Fall

posted September 10, 2008

Dragonette Release Galore, Announce US Tour Dates This Fall

Bouncing from the East to the West coasts and destined to wow audiences with their revivalist new wave synth-pop, Toronto-based quadruplet, Dragonette, are now embarking on a much welcomed four-date mini-tour this fall in the United States. With the pending release of their refreshing debut album Galore (I Surrender Records through Red Distribution) out on October 28th, watch out for their dirty electronica beats and synths, trunk full of hooks, neon-doused live shows and downright naughty delivery and vocals by the bands star front woman Martina Sorbara.

It's clear that this clever and glamorous cohesion of talent and shameless honesty is exactly what will takeDragonette beyond the realms of any hipster hyped about band (even though they have all the right factors that equate to any partygoer's dream night out) and carry them into the mainstream superstar arena through out 2009.

The band, which was named after the singer's iPod, possess an edgy dance rock sound with a bubble-gum pop lining. Lead vocalist and sultry siren, Martina Sorbara, formed the band in 2005 when she met her future bassist, and future husband, Dan Kurtz at a Canadian music festival. Sorbara, with her poppy songstress vocals and deep desire for some driving eccentric pop dance beats, eagerly agreed to leave behind her successful solo career and form what was originally just the dynamic duo, Dragonette.

"We met at a Canadian music festival we were both playing at," Sorbara explains. "…and then we screwed."

"And then I left my girlfriend," states Kurtz.

The rest was, as we say history and Dragonette was born with a marriage soon on the horizon.

Later on in that year, Joel Stouffer (drums) and Will Stapleton (guitar) rounded out the line-up and they were soon asked to open up for Duran Duran's US tour after only being a together for eight months.

"Galore" which was produced by Dan Kurtz himself (who also produced Fiests critically acclaimed Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down) just prior to forming the band). Their debut single off the album, "I Get Around," recently hit the Top 20 in Canada and the ridiculously infectious 'Get Lucky," reached global status, as after it was synched to fifteen major movies and advertising campaigns in the United States.

The band has played everywhere from dingy underground hipster clubs to festivals like Glastonbury and The Virgin Music Festival; and Sorbara has already achieved pop-star status, as she wrote and sang lead vocals on Basement Jaxx's hit single, "Take Me Back to your House." Dragonette has also been nominated for a Juno Award for Best New Group.

9/18- The Mercury Lounge- New York, NY (w/ The Major Labels, Oppenheimer)
9/19- Le Royale- New York, NY (w/ Headman)
9/22- The Trobaudour- West Hollywood, CA - SOLD OUT (w/ Does it Offend You, Yeah? And DJ AC Slater)
9/23/08- Cinespace- Hollywood, CA (w/ Does It Offend You, Yeah? And DJ AC Slater)

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