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Washed Out, Small Black, and Pictureplane team for spring tour

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Do you like pure, unadulterated buzz? Well, you just may have a chance to experience it live in all its glory, Pitchfork reports. That’s because Georgia’s Washed Out, Long Island’s Small Black, and Denver’s Pictureplane will be joining each other on an upcoming national tour stretching through March into early April (including an extended stop at SXSW). It’s an unholy trifecta of hipitude — indeed, two members of Small Black’s live band work for Pitchfork, for goodness’ sake. Will Smith’s line in Men in Black II about “new hotness” rings in this writer’s ear.

This is not to diminish the artists, of course (well, maybe a little). Washed Out’s Life of Leisure EP, released last year, is indeed an intriguing blast of languid synthpop. It’s certainly worth listening to, and its tunes will be interesting to see performed; Small Black will pull double-duty and back Washed Out during his set.

In celebration of the venture, Lovepump United has released a split 7” from both bands. Appropriately, on each act’s respective disc is a remix of one of the other’s tunes: Washed Out tackles Small Black’s “Despicable Dogs”, while Small Black took a stab at Washed Out’s “You’ll See It”.

Washed Out/Small Black/Pictureplane 2010 Tour Dates:
03/06 Hartford, Ct @ The Wadsworth #
03/07 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/08 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
03/09 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
03/10 Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
03/11 Washington, DC @ DC9
03/12 Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar
03/14 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
03/15 New Orleans, LA @ The Den
03/17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/24 Phoenix, AZ @ The Black Forest Mill
03/25 San Diego, CA @ Sushi Arts
03/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex %
03/28 San Francisco, CA @ Riskshaw Shop
03/29 Portland, OR @ Holocene $
03/30 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club *
03/31 Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
04/02 Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
04/05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
04/06 Detroit, MI @ The Café
04/07 Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar *
04/08 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *

* = w/o Pictureplane
# = w/ Tanlines
% = w/ YACHT
$ = w/ Tobbacco & The Hood Internet

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