Takka Takka, Sister Suvi Announce US Tour To SXSW

posted January 27, 2009

Takka Takka, Sister Suvi Announce US Tour To SXSW

Indie rock bands Takka Takka, from Brooklyn, NY, and Sister Suvi, from Montreal, Canada, and featuring Patrick Gregoire of Islands, will be hitting the road together this March for dates across the country, leading up this year's SXSW Music Marathon.

Brooklyn's Takka Takka spent much of 2008 supporting their second full length, Migration, which received massive critical acclaim by the likes of Spin, Blender, Pitchfork, and many other like-minded publications. Supporting the record and riding the wave of their success, the band spent much of their time performing shows around the Northeast with friends Oxford Collapse, Mates of State, and others, and ultimately made their way onto the soundtrack for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, making them one of 2008's most stand-out acts both in New York and around the country.

Formed in 2005 with a strong DIY ethos, the Montreal-based trio Sister Suvi began touring immediately and released "The Colour EP" in 2006 with engineer and friend Mark Lawson (The Unicorns, Islands, Arcade Fire), which resulted in a tour with guitarist Patrick Gregoire's other band, Islands. In 2008, the band self released The Mandala of Power, a mini-CD which landed on many year-end lists and ultimately found the band performing with the likes of the Dirty Projectors, Daniel Johnston, and more. Sister Suvi plans to release their debut full-length, Now I Am Champion, later this year (recorded again with Mark Lawson), and after their tour with Takka Takka, will spend most of Spring on tour with Thao with the Get Down Stay Down.

Takka Takka / Sister Suvi US Tour

  • 3/15 ­ New York, NY ­ Cakeshop
  • 3/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
  • 3/17 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
  • 3/18 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
  • 3/19 - Austin, TX ­ SXSW
  • 3/20 - Austin, TX ­ SXSW
  • 3/21 - Austin, TX ­ SXSW
  • 3/22 - Dallas, TX - Mountain House
  • 3/24 - Bloomington, IN ­ Rachel's Cafet
  • 3/26 - Chicago, IL - Av-Aerie
  • 3/27 - Pontiac, MI - AC Rich
  • 3/28 - Toronto - TDB
  • 3/29 ­ Montreal, QC ­ Il Motore

Sister Suvi w/ Shapes and Sizes (Asthmatic Kitty)

  • 3/12 ­ Burlington, VT ­ 5th Element
  • 3/13 ­ Portland, ME ­ Space

Takka Takka only

  • 1/31 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg Guilt by Association show w/ Jukebox The Ghost, Lowry, Robbers On High Street
  • 2/27 - NY, NY - Mercury Lounge w/ the Swirlies, Gregory and the Hawk, Autodrone