Monday, May 19, 2008

Pitchfork Exclusive: Takka Takka Announces New Album!

huge thanks to Paul Thompson, Amy Phillips, and the entire Pitchfork staff!

National, CYHSY Members Guest on Takka Takka LP

Recorded in Brooklyn with help from producer/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah drummer Sean Greenhalgh, Takka Takka's sophomore LP, Migration, is due July 29 on Ernest Jenning Record Co. Despite its title, Migration was conceived in rather close quarters, with the Brooklyn band and the Brooklyn producer joined by Bryan Devendorf of Brooklyn's the National, Lee Sargent of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Olga Bell of Bell, and Charles Burst. You know, I suppose it is a little hike from Greenpoint to Canarsie.

And wouldn't you know it? Citizens of Brooklyn will get the next crack at Takka Takka when they take the stage at Monkeytown twice in the same evening early next month. The combo has dates aplenty elsewhere as well, plus a Tuesday night residency through the last half of July at Manhattan's Pianos.


01 Monkey Forest Road
02 Silence
03 The Takers

04 Everybody Say
05 (The Optimists Were Right)
06 Homebreaker
07 Fall Down Where You Stand
08 Lion in the Waves
09 One Foot in a Well
10 (The Optimists Were Wrong)
11 Change, No Change
12 You and Universe

Takka Takka Live:

06-06 Brooklyn, NY - Monkeytown (two shows)
06-22 Philadelphia, PA - POPPED! Festival
07-15 New York, NY - Pianos
07-22 New York, NY - Pianos
07-25 Chicago, IL - Schubas
07-26 Madison, WI - The Frequency
07-29 New York, NY - Pianos

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