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Introducing: Dune Rats

posted February 15, 2013, 10:07 am by Lani Walker | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

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Brisbane, Australia’s surf-fuzz duo Dune Rats have announced that they are headed to the US in March for select shows on both coasts and appearances in several SXSW showcases (all tour dates below).  Recently the group created quite a stir with the release of the video for the  version of their new single “Red Light Green Light”, a take on a video their friends in the band DZ Deathrays did where they drank an entire bottle of liquor during the 3 minutes of the song.  Dune Rats upped the ante and for 3 minutes did, well, exactly what you might imagine would happen in a “green” version of the song.  As Vice’s Motherboard said, “Jesus Christ, what a concept…  Everyone can stop trying, is what I’m getting at.”  The Red Light version, while not nearly as wild, is equally as fun – it shows the band breaking into Coney Island last fall and running wild.

Dune Rats are Danny Beusa (guitar/vocals) and BC Michaels (drums/vocals).  The duo have released two EPs, 2011′s Sexy Beach and Social Atoms.  In fall of 2012 they toured the West Coast with Guttermouth and The Queers and played CMJ before heading back home to Australia to tour with The Hives.  Easily one of the most ridiculously entertaining garage-influenced bands to appear over the past few years, the upcoming US tour promises to expose them to new audiences ready for their “fuck it” attitude and insane antics. This band is recommended if you like Wavves, Girls, and Surfer Blood.

TOUR DATES:
3/01 – San Jose, CA @ Blank Club
3/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
3/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
3/06 – Encinitas, CA @ Saloon 101
3/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn
3/10 – El Paso, TX @ Low Brow
3/14 – Austin, TX @ Austin Facial Hair Club Presents: Grackle Rock 3 @ The Grackle DAY SHOW
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Maggie Mae’s DAY SHOW (Aussie BBQ at SXSW)
3/16 – Austin, TX @ Headhunters NIGHT SHOW (Official SXSW Showcase)
3/20 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
3/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
3/22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Berkley-Carteret Hotel
3/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

 

Invade US for Tour incl. SXSW Dates (RIYL: Wavves, Girls, Surfer Blood)

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