A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Young Statues & Mansions to Tour Together in 2012

By on December 15, 2011

A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Young Statues & Mansions to Tour Together in 2012
Dates Kick Off March 1
and Include Stops at SXSW and TX’s Never Say Never Festival

A Great Big Piles of Leaves (Topshelf Records) Young Statues (Run for Cover Records) and Mansions (Burning House/King Bones) have announced plans for a 2012 trek that kicks off March 1st in NYC and includes stops at Never Say Never Festival in Mission, TX and appearances at SXSW. The tour winds down on April Fools Day in Boston, MA.
Brooklyn, NY’s A Great Big Pile of Leaves recently released a pair of EP’s, one a live recording titled Live From The Living Room and the other, a studio EP titled Boom! Philadelphia, PA’s Young Statues released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in November. Last month, both bands opened for The Early November on their sold out reunion show in NJ.
Praise for A Great Big Pile of Leaves:
“…indie pop with a buttoned-down sophistication and the upright carriage of a chamber-pop act… at once dreamy, delicate and insistent, shuffling seductively in its gentle beauty…. pretty, urbane indie pop… well-crafted and crisply executed.”-Alternative Press
Praise for Young Statues:
“…a cumulative composite of 30 years of indie Americana, weaving a clear thread through Fables of the Reconstruction-era REM, mid-90’s alt-country and the post-millenial roots-pop of groups such as the Shins and Band of Horses…..”- Alternative Press
With a sound firmly rooted in Americana, indie-pop and emo-tinged acoustica, it’s a rich palette of sounds that New Jersey / Philadelphia-formed Young Statues draw from on this debut…singer Carmen Cirignano’s vocals wrap a warm embrace around these eleven dreamy tales of lost love and life on the fringes.”- Rock Sound
Tour Dates:
Mar 01 The Knitting Factory New York, NY
Mar 02 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
Mar 03 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
Mar 04 Ottobar Laurel, MD
Mar 06 Jammin Java Vienna, VA
Mar 07 Garage Durham, NC
Mar 08 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Mar 09 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
Mar 10 Transitions Tampa, FL
Mar 11 BACKBOOTH Orlando, FL
Mar 13 THE TEN ELEVEN San Antonio, TX
Mar 14 Never Say Never Festival – Las Palmas Racepark Mission, TX
Mar 15 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 16 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 17 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 18 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 20 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 21 Cicero‘s St Louis, MO
Mar 22 Schubas Chicago, IL
Mar 23 Vernon Room Louisville, KY
Mar 24 Mac’s Lansing, MI
Mar 25 Hard Luck Bar Toronto, Canada
Mar 27 Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 28 Planet Trog Allentown, PA
Mar 29 The Loft Poughkeepsie, NY
Mar 30 The Space Hamden, CT
Mar 31 Firehouse 13 Providence, RI
Apr 01 Middle East Boston, MA


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.