Dance-rock quintent The DA will be touring the east coast this summer, including dates at Toronto’s NXNE festival.
Based out of El Paso, Texas, the buzz surrounding this The DA has been spreading since its formation in 2007. Over two releases, five tours and countless festival appearances and high-profile opening spots, this earworm juggernaut has been barreling forward, winning converts to a sound that tweaks the indie-rock formula with a flourish of synthesizer and trumpet.
Their music encompasses many contradictions: it’s electronic and organic, brainy and bawdy, smooth and knotty, instantly accessible and sonically complex. To the ankle-swivelers on the dance floor who stop to notice, this is fun that’s been fretted over. It’s a mindful sort of mania, fusing the rhythmic explosiveness of The Rapture, the quirky joie de vivre of The Talking Heads, the lyrical wryness of Modest Mouse and an instrumental blend like no other.
Be sure to catch them on tour this summer on the east coast. It’s a show you won’t want to miss.
6.5.13 Austin, TX @ Red 7
6.6.13 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
6.7.13 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
6.8.13 Louisville, KY @ 3rd Street Dive
6.9.13 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
6.10.13 Kent, OH @ Stone Tavern
6.13.13 Toronto, CA @ The Garrison (NXNE)
6.14.13 Toronto, CA @ Rancho Relaxo (NXNE)
6.15.13 Manhattan, NY @ Alphabet Lounge
6.16.13 Brooklyn, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6.17.13 Manhattan, NY @ Piano’s
6.18.13 Washington, D.C. @ Velvet Lounge
6.19.13 Raleigh, NC @ Pour House
6.20.13 Murfreesboro, TN @ 3 Brothers
6.23.13 New Orleans, LA @ Big Top
6.24.13 Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn