SOME STUFFS: Juan Wauters offers a sip of “Water” from his new album

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It will be another three months before The Beets’ member Juan Wauters unleashes his first solo project, but it may be a pleasant and worthy wait, if this song is any indication. The album is called N.A.P. North American Poetry and will be out on February 4, 2014, just in time to play before the Winter Olympics start. Get in touch with your natural self and check out “Water”. If you are in New York City, you’ll have three chances to see him in the next week:

November 7… Brooklyn, NY (Molasses Books)
November 9… Queens, NY (Queens Museum) {Opening reception for Queens International presenting Matthew Volz installation”
November 14… Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium)

SOME STUFFS: The Mantles announce tour dates for the east coast

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The Bay Area is the headquarters for The Mantles, a 4-piece garage pop band who will be, on June 18th, releasing a new album entitled Long Enough To Leave (Slumberland). For a group that have been around since 2007, Long Enough To Leave is only their second album, although they’ve released a number of EP’s over the years on a number of labels. As for the song on the new album, you’ll be able to take a listen a song from it called “Hello”, which is said to be The Mantles in a more defined state. Cleaner? Purer? Find out for yourself.

The group will be heading to the east coast after they have an album release party in mid-June, but then their tour duties begin after the July 4th holiday. A look at the dates:
June 14… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop) (Record Release show) @
July 5… Washington, DC (Black Whiskey) *
July 6… Baltimore, MD (Club K) *
July 7… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Neck Tie) *
July 8… Harrisburg, PA (MakeSpace) *
July 9… Brooklyn, NY (Shea Stadium) *
July 10… New Haven, CT (BAR) *
July 11… Cambridge, MA (Lilypad) *
July 12… New Bedford, MA (No Problemo Taqueria) *
July 13… New York, NY (Cake Shop) #*

* = w/ Juan Wauters (of The Beets)
@ = w/ The Bats, Legs
# = w/ Piano Movers and Pale Lights