War Tapes Release Debut, Gear Up For Tour With VNV Nation

posted May 27, 2009

War Tapes Release Debut, Gear Up For Tour With VNV Nation

"Heart-quaking doom pop." That's how War Tapes' frontman, Neil Popkin, describes the band's debut album, "The Continental Divide," which hit stores yesterday via Sarathan Records. The foursome, based in Los Angeles, have roots as diverse as a classically trained pianist to a punk guitarist, which lets the band capitalize off each individual's strengths to form a uniquely interesting group dynamic. Having played with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, The Bravery, Longwave and Shiny Toy Guns, the band's gloomy pop style has been winning over fans as diverse as their own influences.

The band are crossing the country this summer on tour with industrial icons, VNV Nation.

Audio: War Tapes - "The Night Unfolds"

War Tapes Tour Dates w/ VNV Nation
June

  • 27 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
  • 29 San Francisco, CA - Regency Theater
  • 30 Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan

July

  • 1 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
  • 3 Murray, UT, Murray Theater
  • 5 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
  • 7 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
  • 8 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
  • 10 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
  • 11 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
  • 12 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Down Under
  • 14 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • 15 Montreal, QC - Le National
  • 17 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
  • 18 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
  • 19 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
  • 21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
  • 23 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
  • 24 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Theatre
  • 25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
  • 27 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
  • 28 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
  • 30 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater

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