Monday, July 19, 2010
Maybe you've heard of them or maybe you haven't, but Dragonette is one of Canada's hottest new-wave/electro bands. Known for their unique brand of slow-grooving rock electronica that oozes glittery disco-pop sleaze, Dragonette's avant-garde lead vocalist Martina's raspy vocals charms and coaxes, urging listeners to join her on the dance floor.
In late 2009, the band released 'Fixin' To Thrill,' a 12-song LP featuring electro dance floor anthems, cool electro-rock, and addicting synthpop songs.
In June, the band's single "Pick Up The Phone" was featured as a free download on iTunes, along with a discounted download of the entire re-released album, rejuvenating interest in the band. Here is the accompanying music video for the melodic electro-indie tune, below.
The band will be releasing two new songs, "Volcano" and "Our Summer," in August while they are on their July & August US/Canada/Europe tour, so keep an ear out for that. If you want to try and catch them live, they'll be making stops at:
07/30 Kelowna, BC @ Center of Gravity Festival
08/06 Chicago, IL @ Official Lollapalooza After Show at Metro
08/07 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Buy Tickets
08/08 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop w/ Dan Black
08/09 Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab w/ Dan Black
08/10 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
08/12 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
08/13 New York City @ Bowery Ballroom
08/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
08/15 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
08/16 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
08/29 Manchester, UK @ Pride Festival
09/03 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
09/08 Quebec City, QC @ Universite Laval
If you love electro, disco, or new-wave, you'll love Dragonette, so check them out here on MySpace!