Little Ones Dropped From EMI, Postpone Album, Release EP Instead

Little Ones Dropped From EMI, Postpone Album, Release EP Instead
EMI isn't exactly making leaps and bounds to please their artists these days, and it appears the label has made some recent cuts to try and downsize the roster. Unfortunately, the label chose one of its best up and coming bands as an early casualty of this slaughter, as L.A.'s sunny sons the Little Ones were gearing up for the April 15 release of their debut album through EMI imprint, Astralwerks (Heavenly in the UK).

Thanks to the "worldwide reorganization that left rosters slashed and thousands of employees let go," the band have had to postpone Morning Tide's release to an indefinite date, though they've said sometime in the summer is expected. Not to be outdone by the drop, the Little Ones have announced they'll release a six-track EP on April 8 though the Branches Recording Collective. The official follow-up to 2006's lip-smacking debut EP, Sing Song, Terry Tales & Fallen Gates is set to "showcase the next step in the evolution of the band's trademark giddy guitar pop infused with wit and effervescence."

Looking to promote the EP, the band will embark on a five-week U.S. tour co-headlining with Ra Ra Riot.

4/5/08 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah #
4/6/08 - Phoenix, AZ @ Modified #
4/9/08 - Norman, OK @ Opolis #
4/10/08 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Lolas#
4/11/08 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's #
4/12/08 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon #
4/13/08 - Atlanta, GA @ TBA #
4/14/08 - Orlando, FL @ The Social #
4/15/08 - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds #
4/16/08 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jaxx #
4/18/08 - Charleston, SC @ Map Room #
4/20/08 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 #
4/22/08 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
4/23/08 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's #
4/24/08 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge #
4/25/08 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs #
4/28/08 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks #
4/29/08 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement #
4/30/08 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Gypsy Hut #
5/1/08 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
5/2/08 - Toledo, OH @ Frankie's #
5/3/08 - Detroit, MI @ Alvins #
5/4/08 - Milwaukee, WI @ TBA #
5/5/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
5/7/08 - Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown Jr #
5/8/08 - Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon #
5/9/08 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
5/10/08 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
5/13/08 - Portland, OR @ Towne Lounge
5/14/08 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord
5/5/08 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
5/16/08 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House #
5/20/08 - Paris, France Nouveau Casino
5/21/08 - Southampton, UK Joiners
5/22/08 - London, UK Garage
5/23/08 - Manchester, UK Roadhouse
5/26/08 - Gorge, WA Sasquatch! Music Festival

# - dates with Ra Ra Riot

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