The Little Ones sign to Astralwerks, Begin Tour

IGIF has demonstrated its love for The Little Ones many times before, as have tons of other mp3 blogs, not only being forced to liken the band to The Shins just because the artwork was made by the same dude that did Chutes Too Narrow, but also pure unadulterated praise for the band’s feel-good lyrics and music. Because honestly who doesn’t want to feel good? That’s right, no one.

From the press release:

Los Angeles five-piece The Little Ones have signed a worldwide deal with Astralwerks. The band will now specifically call Astralwerks home in the Americas and Heavenly Recordings in the UK and Europe…. The Little Ones have quickly established a reputation for their exhuberant, unabashedly feel-good pop – the New York Times called it “one of the year’s most lovable indie-rock CDs.”

The band was formed in 2005 by Edward Reyes and Ian Moreno, formerly of Sunday’s Best. Reyes recruited his kid brother Brian, along with Lee LaDouceur and Greg Meyer and began rehearsing and writing songs at a rapid pace, resulting in the release of the Sing Song mini-album which the band initally self-released – it will now see a proper release via Astralwerks on October 17, 2006, including a bonus track not on the original release.

This winter they will be recording their debut full-length in LA which should see a mid-2007 release. The band’s first national tour is also currently underway, with the French Kicks – remaining dates are listed below, with dates with Gomez in October and then Small Sins in November. The band will tour the UK for the first time in January supporting The Boy Least Likely To.

Hell yeah: new album?! EP re-release?! Tour?! Here are the dates:

10/03/06 Washington DC @ Black Cat *
10/04/06 Philadlephia, PA @ North Star*
10/05/06 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom#
10/06/06 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom#
11/03/06 New York, NY @ Canal Room (Astralwerks CMJ Showcase)
01/15/07 Norwich, UK @ Arts Centre %
01/17/07 Brighton, UK @ Komedia %
01/17/07 Bristol, UK @ Fleece %
01/18/07 Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms %
01/19/07 Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor %
01/20/07 Aberdeen, UK @ Moshulu %
01/21/07 Newcastle, UK @ Academy 2 %
01/22/07 Newcastle, UK @ Academy 3 %
01/23/07 Birmingham, UK @ Barfly %
01/24/07 Portsmouth, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms %
01/25/07 London, UK @ Scala %

* = w/ French Kicks
# = w/ Gomez
% = w/ The Boy Least Likely To

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