Les Savy Fav Joins Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem Tour
- Words: Fred Miketa
The avant-rockers in Les Savy Fav have got a lot to be stoked about, with a comeback album–entitled Let’s Stay Friends–released this week on French Kiss and an extended North American/European tour, including one date at Randall’s Island with The Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Blonde Redhead, and newcomers Wild Light.
The band also wrapped up a “make our video” contest for its new single, “The Equestrian,” where submissions were loose interpretations of a Les Savy Fav live performance. Given singer Tim Harrington’s knack for leftfield fashion and bizarre stage antics, the competition to artistically interpret the band's performance was likely a hefty challenge. Whoever does the band justice with the most YouTube uploads will be awarded $1000 and a trophy. Stay tuned.
Let’s Stay Friends is out now on French Kiss.
09/21 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/22 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
10/06 New York, NY: Randall's Island
10/20 London, UK: "Secret Show"
10/21 Manchester, UK: Academy
10/22 London, UK: Scala
10/23 Berlin, DE: Festsaal Kreuzberg
10/24 Hamburg, DE: Uebel & Gafährlich
10/25 Rotterdam, NL: Rotown
10/26 Paris, FR: Nouveau Casino
10/27 Dublin, UK: Clawdaddy
11/16 Durham, NC: Duke Coffeehouse
11/30 Seattle, WA: Neumo’s
12/01 Vancouver, BC: Richard's on Richards
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