Wednesday, April 30

Cars Can Be Blue new album pre-order and tour dates

Mike at the Happy Happy Birthday To Me blog has announced the pre-order info for the forthcoming Cars Can Be Blue album along with upcoming tour dates. Their Doubly Unbeatable will be released June 10, but pre-orders will include the CD, a bonus CD, a button, and a T-shirt for only $15. That's a bargain. They will ship the last week of May. The pre-order is open now.

HHBTM has released a couple of preview tracks from Doubly Unbeatable, one of which I've heard live ("Coat Tails") and the other I haven't ("Sun Blows Up"). "Coat Tails" is about those bands which try to get attention by touting their relationships with more famous acts, something I recall them explaining they were sick of here in Athens (though it's obviously not exclusive to the Classic City). "Sun Blows Up" is a fun little pop song of the sort the band is known for. Looking forward to the full record!

Cars Can Be Blue - Sun Blows Up
Cars Can Be Blue - Coat Tails

Tour dates from Cars Can Be Blue:

5/29 Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA
5/30 J.J.’s Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN
5/31 TBA, Murfreesboro, TN
6/01 TBA, Memphis, TN
6/02 CBGB, St Louis, MO
6/03 South Union Arts, Chicago, IL
6/05 TBA, Toledo, OH
6/06 Bela Dubby, Cleveland, OH
6/07 TBA, Washington DC
6/08 House Show, Philadelphia, PA
6/09 Cakeshop, New York City, NY
6/10 TT the Bear’s, Boston, MA
6/11 Tender Box, Brattleboro, VT
6/12 Sierra Grill, Northampton, MA
6/13 Charm City Art Space, Baltimore, MD
6/14 Snug Harbor, Charlotte, NC
6/15 511 House, Florence, SC

Cars Can Be Blue is welcoming invitations to play house shows, DIY venues, etc., in the coming months (especially for those TBA dates above). Contact them if you'd like them to play your space. They'll be touring again in August after Athens Popfest, and you can bet I'll post those dates here too.


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