New Rooftop Vigilantes – “Drew Want Dino” & “Copper Is Free”

When we gave Lawrence, Kansas Chomp Womp-associated quartet Rooftop Vigilantes the BTW seal of approval they hadn’t released a full-length, but their debut Carrot Atlas’s up for sale online in a couple days (1/19) and is scheduled to hit the distribution maze thereafter. If you don’t remember what we liked about the group’s ramshackle sounds — at times Promise Ring-on-Small Brown Bike but with a major pop streak, or maybe a less enunciated, more basement Thermals — take a listen to these two short blasts, “Copper is Free” and “Drew Want Dino.” They’re both under 2-minutes long, so pay attention.

Rooftop Vigilantes – “Drew Want Dino” (MP3)
Rooftop Vigilantes – “Copper Is Free” (MP3)

Carrot Atlas is out 1/18 via WoodenMan Records. The Vigilantes head out on the road for a couple months today, so keep watch. Note: There are a few TBAs, so keep watch for updates at MySpace, where you can also hear a number of other tracks.

01/15 – Kansas City, Missouri @ The Record Bar $
01/16 – Lawrence, Kansas @ The Replay Lounge
01/17 – Omaha, Nebraska @ Coopers Place!
01/18 – Denver, Colorado @ Hi-Dive
01/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
01/20 – Missoula, Montana @ The Zak
01/21 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
01/22 – Olympia, Washington @ Le’ Vouyer
01/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
01/24 – Portland, Oregon @ East End (Dummer Bummer Festival)
01/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Hemlock
01/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Curio
01/27 – Los Angles, CA @ The Smell %
01/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
01/29 – San Diego, CA @ BAR PINK
01/30 – Tempe/Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
01/31 – Tucson, AZ @ Red Room (Grill)
02/02 – Austin, TX @ Club DeVille
02/03 – Denton, TX @ TBA
02/04 – Dallas, TX @ TBA
02/05 – New Orleans, Louisiana @ TBA
02/06 – Memphis, TN @ TBA
02/07 – Birmingham, Alabama @ Bottletree Lounge
02/08 – Athena, Georgia @ Farm 225
02/09 – Athens, Georgia @ TBA
02/10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Reservoir
02/11 – Washington, DC @ The Red and The Black
02/12 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop !!
02/13 – New York, NY @ 92nd Street Y’s Tribeca Space ^
02/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA W/ Hermit Thrushes (Release Party)
02/15 – Hartford, CT @ House Party
02/16 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
02/17 – Buffalo, NY @ TBA
02/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
02/19 – Newport, Kentucky @ The Southgate House
02/20 – Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s
02/21 – Carbondale, IL @ Booby’s Beer Garden ##
02/22 – The Jackpot Music Hall **

$ w/ Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk & Hospital Ships
% w/ The Mae-Shi & Puppy Dog
!! w/ Mr. Falcon & Right on Dynamite caUSE co-MOTION!
^ Mike Bones record release party
## w/ Baby Bird Don’t Drink Milk
** w/ Private Dancer & Baby Bird Don’t Drink Milk

[Photo by Richard Gintowt]