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New Meetup: Trashcan Sinatras @ Bowery Ballroom

From: Rachel
Sent on: Friday, April 16, 2010 3:33 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie/BritPop Fans United!!

What: Trashcan Sinatras @ Bowery Ballroom

When: Friday, June 11,[masked]:00 PM

Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY 10002

Trashcan Sinatras
The Candles
Venue: The Bowery Ballroom
Date: Fri 6/11
Notes: 21+
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
$17 advance / $20 day of show

Frank Reader (vocals), John Douglas (guitar), Paul Livingston (lead guitar),
Stephen Douglas (drums), Stevie Mulhearn (keyboards), Frank DiVanna (basstour),
Grant Wilson (bass-CD)

?The world would be a poorer place without the Trashcan Sinatras? ? Billboard

The story of the Trashcan Sinatras is one of perseverance?that of the band, and
that of its fans. The group originally formed as a covers band in 1987 in Irvine,
Scotland. Their debut, Cake, was released to critical acclaim in 1990, and
spawned alternative and college radio hits ?Obscurity Knocks? and ?Only Tongue
Can Tell.? The more mature follow-up, 1993?s I?ve Seen Everything, received
even stronger reviews, but in an era when grunge was all the rage, the
Trashcans? melodic gems were buried by the alt-rock sounds from Seattle.
Album number three, A Happy Pocket, was released in 1996 (but not in the USA,
the band?s largest market) just before the demise of Go!Discs, and became the
band?s final traditional-label release for quite some time.

An early belief in the value of the Internet, however, led to the creation of an
official website, and the band?s heavily trafficked website,, helped unite the Trashcans?s global fan base, which stood devoted and zealous behind the group?s shift to independence.
The fan support would prove critical, as the Trashcans would enter their most
trying times, including growing financial burdens, moving out of their Shabby
Road Studios and an extended separation between band members. Feeling an
obligation to their partially-completed songs and inspired by their fan loyalty, the
band pushed onward, writing new material and working to come together for
performances in bars and at festivals in Scotland, London and the Far East.
Fans rallied for the release of copious demos, rarities and obscurities and the
Trashcans responded with a number of free downloads and internet-only
releases, including 2003?s double CD compilation, Zebra of the Family. Few
things are more precious to a dedicated music fan than tracks from their favorite
group?s vault and the releases continued to ignite the band?s online following.
Preparing for the release of a new album, the Trashcans travelled to the United
States in March, 2004. A session on KCRW?s ?Morning Becomes Eclectic? and
sold out (in just two days) concert at the Troubadour in Hollywood, were followed
by five appearances at the SXSW music festival. Billboard commented on the
band?s ?dreamy melodies for a drizzly night,? with two of its staffers naming the
band to their SXSW top 10, while USA Today named the Trashcans one of ?10
bands you must hear right now!?

Out of this highly turbulent period came the Trashcan Sinatras? long-awaited,
deeply crafted fourth album, Weightlifting. The independently funded album was
released in North America on August 31, 2004, to overwhelmingly positive
reviews. Praise flooded the music magazines: ?[Weightlifting is] chock-full of
well-textured pop reveries? (Rolling Stone); ?Their songs are rife with inexplicable
magic? (Filter); ?A joyful and reflective string of smart, gentle pop songs? (The
Onion); ?Weightlifting [was] worth the fight? (Billboard); ?A must-have gem?
(Under the Radar); ?[we have it in] heavy rotation? (Spin).
The Trashcans embarked on their first North American tour in over ten years,
covering 26 dates, nearly as many in-store and radio appearances, and drew
sold-out crowds, including New York City (Bowery Ballroom), San Francisco
(Slim's) and Hollywood, where they played three shows at the Troubadour in just
two days.

March 2005 saw the U.S. release of the 21-track acoustic album Fez, recorded
during the previous winter?s acoustic tour of the States and marked a return
engagement at the SXSW music festival with a total of five appearances. Rolling
Stone's SXSW wrap-up named the Trashcan Sinatras ?Best Party Band.?
Now in 2010, after more than two decades making music and twenty years after
their debut release, the guys from Glasgow have finished recording their newest
album, In the Music, to be released April 27th. The album features a new
collection of songs brimming with the band?s signature melodies and relaxed
harmonies. The band recorded the album in New York City and Martha's
Vineyard with producer Andy Chase (Ivy) and were joined in the studio by longtime
friends, bassist Grant Wilson, keyboardist Stevie Mulhearn and guitarist
Jody Stoddart.

One very special guest, the iconic American singer-songwriter Carly Simon (who
happens to be a neighbor of Chase), connected so strongly with ?Should I Pray??
that she later added her own backing vocals in Martha?s Vineyard. This tone of
community and optimism runs deeply throughout the album, mirroring the
positive life progressions of songwriters Frank Reader and Paul Livingston, both
of whom recently married their American sweethearts and now reside in sunny
southern California. The connections run even deeper - the band?s other
songwriter, John Douglas, has settled down in Glasgow with his long-time
partner, well-known singer Eddi Reader (Frank?s sister).
The album itself could be read as a love letter to the unrelenting Trashcan
supporters, comprised of countless music fans and industry veterans around the
world. Now, with the clouds parting and sun shining, it is time for the music
community to again feel the warm sounds of their cherished Scottish-soulsters,
and again lose themselves In the Music.

In the Music will be released in the U.S. on April 27th on Lo-Five Records through
all major music retailers via Fontana Distribution and digital download sites via
INgrooves. The album release will be followed by a tour of the United States in

The Candles the first solo project from singer/songwriter Josh Lattanzi encompasses the varied styles and influences he?s picked up while recording and touring with the likes of Ben Kweller, Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes) and Tinted Windows. On April 13th, BETWEEN THE SOUNDS will mark the debut release from Josh Lattanzi, who will also tour with The Lemonheads? Evan Dando beginning January 29th at Maxwell?s in Hoboken, NJ.

With the first significant free time he?s had in years, Lattanzi began the process of crafting his debut in June 2008, writing and recording demos in his New York City apartment. The recording process then moved to a studio in Celeste, TX and the album was finished in NYC in early 2010. The west coast sounds of the seventies that snaked like a vine from Gram Parsons through Evan Dando and Ryan Adams nestle up nicely to Lattanzi on such tunes as ?Let Me Down Easy? and ?Between The Sounds? while ?Here Or Gone? finds the singer delivering a big ?roll down the car windows? chorus that would make Tom Petty smile.
On January 26th, the digital single for ?Here Or Gone? will be available for purchase on iTunes for .99 cents and will also include the track ?Let Me Down Easy.?

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