Band To Watch: As Tall As Lions

Band To Watch: As Tall As Lions

Whenever my wife wears the As Tall As Lions t-shirt she totally stole from me, I wonder when I’ll get to hear new music from the Massapequa indie rockers.

Listening to the boys’ lush new album (and you should, now, at Absolute Punk), I can’t believe they’re from Long Island. All swirling guitars and dreamy harmonies, they have a serious Brit-rock/shoegaze sensibility reminiscent of Doves. Plus, Daniel Nigro can really sing. We expect big things.

ATAL were kind enough to let us exclusively premiere an MP3 from the album:

As Tall As Lions – “Ghost Of York” (MP3)

If you dig it — and we hope you do — load that stream and don’t miss “Love Love Love (Love Love),” which has a soulful Jeff Buckley “Everybody Here Wants You” vibe.

Album’s out 9/26 on Triple Crown. Lions hit the road with labelmates Dear Hunter & The Secret Handshake next week.

8/08/06 West Babylon, NY In Store @ Looney Tunes 7pm
8/09/06 S. Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
8/10/06 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
8/11/06 Allston, MA The ICC
8/12/06 Albany, NY Valentines
8/13/06 Providence, RI The Living Room
8/14/06 Amityville, NY Village Pub South
8/15/06 Nashua, HN Nashua VFW
8/21/06 New York, NY Knitting Factory
8/22/06 Buffalo, NY The Buffalo Icon
8/23/06 Detroit, MI The Shelter
8/24/06 Covington, KY The Madhatter
8/25/06 Lexington, KY Southside Church
8/26/06 Indianapolis, IN The Underground
8/27/06 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
8/28/06 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
8/29/06 Iowa City, IA Picador
8/30/06 Kansas City, MO The Grand Emporium
9/01/06 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
9/04/06 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
9/05/06 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
9/07/06 Orlando, FL The Backbooth
9/08/06 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
9/09/06 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
9/10/06 West Palm Beach, FL Rays Downtown Blues
9/12/06 Nasvhille, TN The End

Bands play Levittown now?! When I was growing up on Long Island the closest decent rock venue was … wait, there wasn’t one.

Let’s give away two pairs of tickets to the Knitting Factory show, shall we? If you want to enter just place a comment saying you wanna go, and I’ll pick 2 winners randomly by Saturday morning. (Use your real e-mail or I won’t be able to contact you; don’t worry, you’re not signing up for anything.)

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