DTCV ready Uptime!, tour (2015)

DTCV have announced their new album Uptime! and shares tour dates (below).
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Where to begin with these guys? Possibly the most exciting live act going – equal parts The Who, Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a bunch of other groups who are great live – DTCV has found it difficult to distill the chaos of their stage show into a coherent studio recording. Until now.
In the wake of their cinemascope epic Hilarious Heaven (the double-vinyl package of which is due to be released – finally! – by Dead Meadow’s Xemu Records sometime in April), it’s only natural that the Joshua Tree-based duo – pronounced Detective, for inscrutable reasons – would attempt something more focused than that sprawling, prog-punk marathon for their follow-up.
The third full-length LP in the band’s brief existence (not including EPs, singles, compilations, and karaoke parties), Uptime! finds the French-American post-whatever combo sharpening their claws on a relentless sequence of concise, hook-laden, buzzsaw-guitar-drenched power pop songs that owe as much to Debbie Harry as to Wire (it’s no accident that DTCV covered Blondie’s “In the Sun” on a recent 7″). Moreover, Uptime!’s lite-brite incandescence masks a seriousness of intent and a work ethic that would put Jack White to shame if he weren’t a robot incapable of human feeling.
2/19 – Seattle, WA – Lo-If Gallery
2/21 – Portland, OR – Smart Collective (all ages)
3/18 – 3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
3/22 – Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
3/24 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree Lounge
3/25 – Athens, GA – Caledonia
3/26 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
3/27 – Washington DC – Velvet Lounge
3/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
3/29 – Boston, MA – O’Briens Pub
3/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
4/1 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
4/2 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
4/3 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek
4/4 – Omaha, NE- O’Leavers
4/5 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
4/7 – Salt Lake City, UT – Diabolical Records
4/8 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar