Smog Veil Records announces Batusis U.S. tour dates today. The band, featuring Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls and Cheetah Chrome of Rocket From The Tombs and Dead Boys, recorded their debut EP in Nashville last November. The self-titled EP debuts on May 4th (Smog Veil Records).
Batusis U.S. Tour Itinerary (all dates may be subject to change)
Thur., 7/15 at High Tone in Memphis, TN
Fri., 7/16 at Off Broadway in St. Louis, MO
Sat., 7/17 at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, IL
Sun., 7/18 at Small's in Detroit, MI
Tues., 7/20 at Opera House in Toronto, ON
Wed., 7/21 at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH
Fri., 7/23 at Irving Plaza in New York, NY
Sat., 7/24 at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ
Sun., 7/25 at M Room in Philadelphia, PA
Tue., 7/27 at Crooked I in Erie, PA
Wed., 7/28 at Bourbon Street in Baltimore, MD
Fri., 7/30 at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC
Zeitgeist.com calls the album "absolutely fantastic." Rock and Roll Report enthuses "This EP is full on earth shaking rock'n'roll at its peak." Current Batusis coverage is featured in AMP Magazine (three page full-color interview in April issue on stands now), Classic Rock SXSW coverage ("...Batusis turned Prague into CBGB's as they blasted "Jetboy," "Trash," a crushing "Sonic Reducer" and tracks from a new, self-titled EP
"), Yahoo News, Nashville Scene, plus a fantastic video interview on Hot Topic's highly trafficked ShockHound site and a nice mention in a recent issue of MOJO Magazine.
The four tracks on Batusis are: 1. "Big Cat Stomp," 2. "What You Lack In Brains," 3. "Bury You Alive," 4. "Blues' Theme." Produced in Nashville, by Ken Coomer, the former drummer for Wilco, the EP features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) - the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.