Don't miss the Boat! New CD and Tour Info!!

Boat is a whimsical trio that's just waiting for you to pick them up and hold them. We've all heard some quirky indie rock, and we've all heard some light-hearted indie rock. While bands of this sort abound, it can be rather difficult to find talent among their ranks, since most such bands seem to be composed of people who aren't very serious at all about music. If I had to describe their sound in terms of other bands I would say that they tend to sound somewhat like The Shins with more background vocals all played through that distortion filter the Snow Patrol guy uses on his voice for all his songs...Oh, and with a bit extra reverb.

Well, if you haven't heard of Boat, they are a quirky band, and their sound is undoubtedly light-hearted, but they definitely know how to make serious music. Strange for a band that has the sillyness to name Diet Pepsi as their official drink. Boat's whimical nature doesn't end there, though. They've got an EP with full album art of which there are only 7 copies in existence! Several of their album covers and bindings appear to be entirely hand-made. That really should give you some idea of what this band is like. They work very hard, and have a lot of fun.

If I'm not mistaken they have 2 EPs and 3 LPs (or 3 EPs and 2 LPs?) out right now, with a fourth(?) LP about to drop August 5th on Magic Marker Records. They have some tour dates from July 5th to August 5th to support their album release. The dates are listed below. If you head over to their site you can download a CD's worth of songs for free, but I highly recommend the following tracks:

Boat - Holding All The Globes.mp3 (my personal favorite)
Boat - Return of the Rainbow Shoelace.mp3
Boat - Lanterns and Laughing Ladies.mp3

Boat - The Bar is to Low to Fail.mp3

Official Boat Website
Boat on MySpace
Boat on PureVolume
Magic Marker Records

Tour Dates:
Jul 05 2006 - 8:00P - The Green Monkey Room, Bellingham, WA
Jul 06 2006 - 9:00P -
The Towne Lounge, Portland, OR
Jul 07 2006 - 9:00P -
The Hideout, Redding, CA
Jul 08 2006 - 9:00P -
The Owl Club, Roseville, CA
Jul 10 2006 - 9:00P -
Club Pow/The Press Club, Sacramento, CA
Jul 11 2006 - 6:00P -
Buffalo Records (In-store), Ventura, CA
Jul 11 2006 - 8:00P -
The Hard To Find Showspace, Goleta, CA
Jul 12 2006 - 8:00P -
The Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
Jul 13 2006 - 9:00P -
TBA, Chico, CA
Jul 14 2006 - 9:00P -
House Show TBA, Portland, OR
Aug 5 2006 - 9:00P -
The Sunset Tavern (Record Release), Seattle, WA


Posted by SL @ 9:57 PM

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