Published Aug 17, 2010After spending the last three years travelling back and forth between Canada and Mexico, Mexican indie upstarts Chikita Violenta have signed with Toronto label Arts & Crafts. Along with the signing, the group have announced both an imminent debut album and a slew of U.S. tour dates, on which they'll open for the likes of Built to Spill and Ra Ra Riot.
Chikita Violenta's first album since 2007's The Stars & Suns Sessions, titled TRE3S, will see a wide release in early 2011 and drop in Mexico today (August 17). The record - the band's third - was recorded with Broken Social Scene producer Dave Newfeld.
Chikita Violenta's press release states that the group make music "in the spirit of North American and British alt college lo-fi rock," but it's Broken Social Scene's unmistakeable influence that stands out the strongest. TRE3S includes a host of Canadian guests as well, including Wintersleep's Loel Campbell, the Most Serene Republic's Tony Nesbitt-Larking and BSS's own Lisa Lobsinger, not to mention Newfeld, who took "a very proactive role on the record."
Two songs from TRE3S are available now. "Tired" and "All I Need's A Little More" are both downloadable from the widget below after the tracklist and tour dates. All the band ask is for your email address.
2. "All I Need's A Little More"
5. "The Pause"
7. "The Monster (Was Last Seen Approaching the Power Plant)"
11. "My Connection"
8/29 Louisville, KY - Headliners *
8/30 Akron, OH - Musica *
8/31 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St. *
9/1 Dewey Beach, DE - Bottle & Cork *
9/2 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
9/3 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place *
9/4 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
9/27 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street ^
9/28 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place ^
9/29 Providence, RI - The Met ^
10/1 Boston, MA - Royale ^
10/2 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero ^
10/3 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel ^
10/4 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig ^
10/5 Chicago, IL - Metro ^
10/7 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater ^
10/8 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room ^
10/9 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater ^
10/11 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ^
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue ^
10/13 Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club ^
10/14 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/16 Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival
* with Built To Spill
^ with Ra Ra Riot