Monday, June 1, 2009

Post Honeymoon launches US tour and album this week

Post Honeymoon launches US tour and album this week; former Bang! Bang! and New Black married duo is the dark sound of love

"Nick and Rachel have stripped down rock music to its core elements, and began building a new foundation, a new sound. Just as in marriage their sound builds slowly, but contained within are moment of both joy and rage. Aggressive and impressively forceful." -- The Deli Chicago

What happens when the honeymoon ends? In the case of Chicago duo Post Honeymoon, a couple starts making beautiful music together. And now, they're taking the dark sounds of their forthcoming debut on the road across the US starting tomorrow. Please see full dates below.

The newlywed band of vocalist/keyboardist Rachel Shindelman and drummer/bassist/vocalist Nick Kraska had originally played together in popular synth-punk outfits Bang! Bang! (Morphius Records) and New Black (Thick/Southern). Following the demise of their former bands and their ensuing marriage, Nick and Rachel formed Post Honeymoon and began winning over Windy City audiences with their stripped-down and dark, churning rock. Check out the track "Night Guard" HERE and "First World Problems" HERE.

Post Honeymoon recorded its self-titled debut (watch a short in-studio clip here) which has been said to echo the sultry and urgent sounds of Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Motels, Suicide and Love & Rockets (minus the guitars) with revered engineer Greg Norman (Russian Circles, Pelican). The self-titled disc is scheduled for release June 9th via the Chicago collective record label, Two Thumbs Down (The Hood Internet, Sleep Out).

Post Honeymoon's roots go back to a summer night in 2001, when Nick met Rachel and brought her to a show at Chicago's Empty Bottle. It took them three years to start playing together and another three to get married, go on their first vacation and start their own outfit.

We were unable to confirm at this writing if the duo's van will be dragging empty cans strung to the bumper and "post honeymoon" written on the windows in soap. We can only hope.

Post Honeymoon Live:

06/02 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird

06/03 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern

06/04 Nashville, TN @ Sky House

06/05 Memphis, TN @ The Buccaneer

06/06 Birmingham, AL @ Greencup Books

06/08 Athens, GA @ Go Bar

06/09 Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole

06/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Nightlight

06/12 New York, NY @ Pianos

06/13 Brooklyn, NY @ The Shank

06/14 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub

06/16 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place

06/17 Detroit, MI @ Lager House

06/18 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail

06/19 Chicago, IL @ Hideout (Album release show)

06/22 St. Louis, MO @ Way Out Club

06/23 Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine's

06/24 Ft. Worth, TX @ Metrognome Collective

06/25 Austin, TX @ Moose Lodge 1735

06/26 El Paso, TX @ The Rock Room

06/27 Albuquerque, NM @ Atomic Cantina

06/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Ruby Room

06/30 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

07/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Bandit Gallery

07/02 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar

07/03 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club

07/07 Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern

07/08 Bellingham, WA @ Friendship City

07/09 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective

07/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge

07/11 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

Hi-Res Photos, Cover Art, MP3s and more:

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Post Honeymoon is available for interviews.

For more information, please contact Dave Clifford at or call 213-268-6644.

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