At the beginning of the summer, the folks at Barcelona label La Castanya were proud to announce the signing of Rebecca Gates. Her name might not ring a bell to you, but it might if we tell you that Gates was the face, voice and guitar behind The Spinanes during the 90s, a unique duo (drum and guitar, almost without any effects) with three brilliant albums released on Sub Pop.
Rebecca waited over a decade to follow up her solo debut, “Ruby Series” (Badman, 2011). Her new album is called “The Float” and it has been out since 23rd July on the label La Castanya. This album - recorded all over the United States with the collaboration of such prestigious musicians as Doug McCombs (Tortoise), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake), Nate Query (The Decemberists), Thierry Amar (Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Silver Mt Zion) and Gary Jarman (The Cribs) - is the main reason for the tour that will bring Gates to Europe this September. Along with her will be the tireless Ted Leo, performing the songs from “The Brutalist Bricks” (Matador/La Castanya, 2010) and presenting part of the material that will be on his next album, which is slated for release early in 2013. We leave you here with their touring dates.
Ted Leo + Rebecca Gates Solo Tour 09.13 Café Berlín, Madrid (ES) 8€ Adv / 10€ • 22h 09.14 Sala Matisse, Valencia (ES) 10€ Adv / 13€ • 22h
09.15 MMVV, Vic (ES) 22h Rebecca Gates - Carpa Negra 01h Ted Leo - Carpa Negra 09.17 Sala TZVR, Sant Feliu de Guíxols (ES) 6€ • 22h 09.19 Espace B, Paris (FR) 8€ Adv / 10€ • 20h30
09.20 Shacklewell Arms, London (UK) 6£ Adv • 8pm
09.21 King Georg, Köln (GE) 12€ • 20h
09.22 Munchen, TBA (GE) 09.23 Nürnberg, K4 (GE) 21h
09.24 Monarch, Berlin (GE) 21h
09.25 Leipzig, Ilses Erika / Prager Fruehling (GE) 20h 09.27 Conte Staccio, Roma (IT) 09.28 Heliogàbal, Barcelona (ES) 8€ Adv / 10€ • 21h