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  • 01/20/2011

Blondes Announce 12" Series With RVNG, New Mixtape For Download

The hotly tipped NYC duo Blondes has been continually impressing us with its brand of loose, analog techno since its debut EP, Touched, was released last year. Now it comes as no suprise that the group has been selected for a new 12" series on fellow NYC label RVNG. The 12", vinyl-only series will see its first release March 15 with "Lover" b/w "Hater" on which the duo is said to "explore the dichotomy of love and hate as hypnotic chords pulse in dense layered textures over shimmering house rhythms." The series will be presented as three seperate 12"s throughout the year, culminating in the fall with a CD/digital album compiling the three 12"s and some added bonus tracks. Sounds like we'll be hearing from Blondes all year, but we're not complaining. The duo also has an extensive two months of touring ahead with most of February finding them playing throughout Europe and then acting as support for Simian Mobile Disco and The Juan MacLean around the US in March. To get all their European fans hyped for the coming performances, Blondes have thrown an excellent mixtape up on their Soundcloud containing a host of subdued-techno and house tracks from the likes of Armando, Black Jazz Consortium, and Dave Aju as well as a few originals. You can stream/download the mix and check out Blondes' upcoming tour dates below.

Blondes - KUNSTHAUS EU Tour Mixtape by BLONDES
(For a full tracklist head to Blondes' Soundcloud)

European Tour Dates:
2/5 Berlin, Germany - Picknick
2/11 London, UK - Durrr at XOYO
2/17 Nantes, France - Lieu Unique
2/18 Antwerp, Belgium - Karveel
2/19 Glasgow, UK - Death Disco at The Arches
2/24 London, UK - Sup Magazine Release Party
2/25 Helsinki, Finland - YK
2/26 Copenhagen, Denmark - Dunkel Club

US Tour Dates (With Simian Mobile Disco and The Juan MacLean):
3/8 Vancouver, BC - Venue
3/9 Seattle, WA - Neumos
3/10 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
3/11 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre (HARD)
3/12 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia (HARD)
3/14 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
3/16 Chicago, IL - The Mid
3/17 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
3/18 Montreal, QC - SAT
3/19 New York, NY - Terminal 5 (HARD)
3/22 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
3/24 Miami, FL - White Room, SMD “Delicatessen” Party
3/25 Miami, FL – Vagabond, Fixed Party

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