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Architecture In Helsinki To Release New EP

Our favorite Australian sextet is back with the third single from their critically acclaimed 2007 album Places Like This. The EP features a hot new version of the title track “Like It Or Not” as well as remixes by Max Tundra and El Guincho. Hear it first in Hank™ today before it hits the streets on July 8th!!

Architecture In Helsinki Live On Daytrotter

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Architecture in Helsinki recently stopped by the Daytrotter studio to do a great interview and record some live versions of songs from Places Like This. The tracks are free to download too.  Check it out on the Daytrotter site!

Picastro's "Whore Luck" Reviewed on Pitchfork (7.0)

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One of Polyvinyls latest releases was reviewed on Pitchfork today – and given the rating of 7.0. Have a look here.

AIH Featured in XLR8R! Tour Dates Announced!

Our good friends on Polyvinyl Records, XLR8R Places Like ThisArchitecture in Helsinki continue to strike love in the hearts of people everywhere! XLR8R, Under the Radar, Anthem, Rolling Stone and many more have jumped on board with their thoughts on Places Like This which remained in CMJ’s Top 10 for the 5th straight week. Tour dates below!

XLR8R Places Like This

10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
10/11 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Studio B
10/13 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/18 Toronto, ON, CAN @ The Opera House
10/19 Montreal, QC, CAN @ La Tulipe
10/23 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/24 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
10/26 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/29 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/30 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

11/01 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
11/02 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/05 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
11/06 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
11/07 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
11/09 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
11/10 Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture
11/12 Norman, OK @ Opolis
11/13 Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
11/14 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/15 New Orleans, LA @ The Republic
11/16 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downtowner

Of Montreal Tours & Helsinki Cracks Top 5 on CMJ!

Architecture in Helsinki’s Places Likes This moved up to #4 on the CMJ Top 200 this week behind such heavyweights as Tegan and Sara, Interpol, and Spoon.

Way to go guys!

Of Montreal is hitting the road and will be everywhere this fall! If you have not seen them on tour – it’s a show not to be missed! Here are the dates:

09/28 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/02 Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
10/03 Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
10/04 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
10/05 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/06 Chicago, IL @ Cabaret Metro
10/07 Chicago, IL @ Cabaret Metro
10/08 Oberlin, OH @ Hale’s Gym @ Oberlin College
10/09 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/10 Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf
10/11 Philadelphia, PA @ the Trocadero
10/12 Boston, MA @ The Roxy
10/13 New York, NY @ Roseland
10/14 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
10/31 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
11/01 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/02 Houston, TX @ Numbers
11/03 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/04 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
11/05 El Paso, TX @ Club 101
11/06 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
11/07 Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto
11/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
11/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
11/12 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/13 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/14 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
11/17 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

Of Montreal Releases New Video – "Suffer For Fashion"

Of Montreal has released their latest video and it’s here for all you guys to check out!

Enjoy!

Of Montreal Releases New Video - “Suffer For Fashion”

Of Montreal Preps New Single, Praise Builds for "Hissing Fauna"

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Of Montreal is getting ready to release it’s next single from the critically acclaimed “Hissing Fauna, You Are the Destroyer” very soon.  We are all very excited to share it with you – or if you just can’t wait – jump on over to hank today and check out the whole album!!

The praise continues to build for our good friends – here are a few interesting comments on their latest work -

“This time Of Montreal’s music revolves around a staple of loners in studios: synthesizers, used mostly for synth-pop that looks back to the 1970s and 1980s but is warped with shifty structures and skipped beats that could trip up unwary dancers. The album’s centerpiece is the 12-minute “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal”, pulsating steadily in a spiral of self-laceration. Manic pop and depressive revelations have rarely been so closely bonded.”  -NY TIMES

“It’s clear that Barnes is one of indie rock’s most gifted songwriters.” [4.5/5 STARS] -ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“Though its Studio 54 flittering and Barry Gibb-borrowed falsettos may suggest otherwise, Fauna is Of Montreal?s first heartbroken record, an inexorable comedown from years spent gleefully raping the muses.”   –MAGNET



Of Montreal knows a thing or two about pop hooks that dig into your soft matter and won’t let go.”  -LA TIMES

Architecture in Helsinki – In Case We Die (hard)

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Stereogum broke the news that, yes, Bruce Willis is a Architecture in Helsinki fan. The scene? A press conference in Belgium. The question: what are your 3 fav new bands? The answer: BRMC, The Strokes and yes….Architecture in Helsinki.

Insert funny, slightly snobby comment here.

Polyvinyl Signs Architecture in Helsinki!!!

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High fives! Aussie sextet Architecture in Helsinki has signed to our very own Polyvinyl Record Co. for North America.  AIH will release its new single on the Heart It Races EP on the label on CD, 12″ and digital formats on June 5th and its eagerly awaited third full-length album Places Like This on Aug. 7th.  To make things more interesting, there will be several different remixes and cover versions of “Heart it Races” released as B-sides.  The band will be touring the US in June and again later in 2007.

© Sarah Gavigan