Le Loup readies new LP Family with US tour to boot

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Three years ago, Sam Simkoff was in his basement making tunes on his computer and posting them up on MySpace. After getting contacted by several record labels, Simkoff realized he couldn’t do this alone. He quickly posted an ad on Craigslist and soon found himself holding auditions in his living room. It didn’t take long for him to find the bandmates that make up the current Le Loup lineup. Simkoff and crew took the tracks he had already composed and turned them into Le Loup’s debut LP, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millenium General Assembly, which was released on Hardly Art toward the end of 2007.

Here we are two years later and Le Loup is now ready to follow up with its new LP, Family. Instead of Simkoff doing all the writing this time around, much like the album title suggests, it was a collaborative effort. The 11-track sophomore release ended up with a more organic feel, which is clearly the right direction for Le Loup to head.

Be sure to check out “Beach Town” below while you wait for Family to be released by Hardly Art on September 22nd.

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“Beach Town”

Family Track list:
01. Saddle Mountain
02. Beach Town
03. Grow
04. Morning Song
05. Family
06. Forgive Me
07. Go East
08. Golden Bell
09. Sherpa
10. Neahkahnie
11. A Celebration

Le Loup 2009 Tour Dates:
10/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
10/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/13 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place
10/14 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
10/15 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
10/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
10/18 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdon Jr.
10/19 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
10/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
10/22 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
10/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo Bar
10/29 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/2 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/3 – Dallas, TX @ Cavern Ale House
11/5 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/6 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11/7 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat