As first posted on my Herald Hotline bloggy blog: ‘Pop’ quiz: What do Little Boots, MSTRKRFT and Calvin Harris have in common? They’ll all be sharing the stage with Berklee-bred synthpop quartet Yes Giantess next month.
The band, which has been getting much love from the UK press and appear on the verge of international pop stardom, will tour with Little Boots for five coast-to-coast dates, but not before hitting Brooklyn with Calvin Harris and then warming up a Canadian college's dance floor for Toronto electro duo MSTRKRFT. Hot dang!
Once the North American mini-tour wraps up, Yes Giantess cross the pond for the NME Radar Tour then return stateside to show New York’s CMJ Festival what’s up.
Here are the September tour dates, courtesy of our friends at Magnum PR:
Aug. 22 – Blisspop at The Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 10 – Music Hall of Williamsburg with Calvin Harris, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sept. 11 – Humber College with MSTRKRFT, Etobicoke, Ontario
Sept. 14 – Wrongbar with Little Boots, Toronto, Ontario
Sept. 16 – Bowery Ballroom with Little Boots, New York, N.Y.
Sept. 17 – The Empty Bottle with Little Boots, Chicago, IL.
Sept. 18 – The Roxy with Little Boots, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 19 – The Independent with Little Boots, San Francisco, CA
Said MTVu: "The Boston foursome doesn’t put on any ordinary brand of dance music; think of the cheeriest electro band you know, give it a bunch of happy pills, drench it in sunshine, and slap on some fun lyrics about getting girls and baby-making, and you’ve got Giantess."
With expectations suddenly raised around them, Yes Giantess just finished recording with Richard X (Kelis), Hannah Robinson (Ladyhawke) and Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine), and will go back to the studio after CMJ. Their single, “You Were Young,” is available on 7-inch through Neon Gold Records. The track was produced by Passion Pit’s Ayad Al Adhamy.
But it now, eBay it later, kids.