Electric Guest will begin selling a Three-song EP featuring brand new title track "Holiday" exclusively at shows on the band's upcoming U.S. headline tour, which begins October 16 at the Black Cat in Washington DC and concludes November 4 at the El Rey Theater in the band's homebase of Los Angeles, with stops in New York City's Irving Plaza, Chicago's Lincoln Hall, and more.
The Holiday EP will be released by Downtown Records and will be available for purchase at digital retailers on October 22, and physically and on 7" vinyl on November 6. In the meantime, the non-LP title track can be streamed at http://soundcloud.com/electricguest/holiday and also features acoustic versions of their hit single "This Head I Hold" and the anthemic "Awake".
Electric Guest's fall tour follows in the wake of numerous well-received summer festival dates and its current UK/Europe tour, which concludes October 2 in London. Meanwhile, "This Head I Hold," the smash single from the band's debut album Mondo, continues its climb into the six-figure sales strata. An acoustic version of the "This Head I Hold" is available for download gratis at electricguest.com.
Electric Guest is comprised of Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton plus a supporting cast of live band members. The band began in earnest when Asa's brother introduced him via phone to Danger Mouse, sparking a musical relationship that developed organically into Danger Mouse producing the 10 songs that were unveiled to the world this April as Mondo. Since then Electric Guest has toured relentlessly, been hailed by MTV as an Artist to Watch and nominated for an MTVu Woodie, and had its praises sung by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ("Winking falsetto and retro swagger... the best new micro-genre of the season"), FILTER ("infectious"), NYLON ("for a quick Friday night pump-up... turn up the volume"), TIME OUT NEW YORK ("exquisitely catchy retropop. The band is quickly moving toward mainstream status... catch them while you can"), BLACKBOOK ("it's rare that you come across an unknown band with such raw, unbridled talent and well-constructed songs... you'll understand that this may be the beginning of something truly great"), MTV BUZZWORTHY ("Electric Guest stormed out of L.A. this year with a sound that's both Motown classic and electro fresh on their debut album... Clear off your desk, you're going to need some room to move.") and scores more.
FALL U.S. TOUR 2012
DATE VENUE CITY
Tuesday October 16th, 2012 Black Cat Washington, DC
Wednesday October 17th, 2012 The Southern Charlottesville, VA
Thursday October 18th, 2012 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Saturday October 20th, 2012 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Sunday October 21st, 2012 Paradise Boston, MA
Tuesday October 23rd, 2012 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Thursday October 25th, 2012 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Friday October 26th, 2012 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
Saturday October 27th, 2012 Firebird Saint Louis, MO
Sunday October 28th, 2012 The Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
Tuesday October 30th, 2012 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Wednesday October 31st, 2012 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday November 4th, 2012 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA