The top act in Phoenix's garage rock scene, The Love Me Nots, has set a September 18 release date for their new record, Upsidedown Insideout, which they recorded at Mesa's Flying Blanket Recordings with the legendary Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond. (You can read my interview with Diamond, done while he was working on the record, here.)
The band, which now includes local uber-producer Bob Hoag, will debut material from the new record on tour and at several local shows, beginning with an August 28 gig at Mesa's Hollywood Alley and including two free shows at Tempe's Yucca Tap Room.
Full list of upcoming dates on the jump. Also check out the Mp3 below, which was featured on a compilation assembled by Bruce Springsteen's guitarist Little Steven.
Fri 8/28 Mesa AZ, Hollywood Alley
Thurs 9/3: New York NY, Club NME
Fri 9/4: Brooklyn NY, Union Pool
Sat: 9/5: Bordentown NJ, The Record Collector (all ages, 6pm)
Sat 9/5: Philadelphia PA, Tritone
Sun 9/6: Cambridge MA, The Middle East
Fri 9/18: Tempe AZ, Yucca Tap Room (CD Release Show)
Thur 10/8: Toronto ON, Kathedral
Fri 10/9: Montreal QC, Club Lambi
Sat 10/10: Montreal QC, Secret Show TBA
Fri 10/23: Tucson AZ, Plush
Sat 10/24: Tempe AZ, Yucca Tap Room
Thurs 11/5: Victoria BC, Lucky Bar
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Fri 11/6: Vancouver BC, Railway
Sat 11/7: Seattle WA, Lo-Fi
Sat 11/20: Phoenix AZ, Ruby Room