Published Jun 11, 2010Over the years, New York busybody Adam Pierce has dabbled in more than a few projects. Along with running Bubble Core Records, he's lent his talents to the likes of HiM, múm and the Dylan Group. To top it off, he fronts the percussive post-rock group Mice Parade, who have just announced the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled effort.
The album is called What It Means to Be Left-Handed, and will be released on September 14 via Fat-Cat Records. Back in November of 2009, Mice Parade announced the album via a MySpace blog post, saying, "Hard at work on a new record, likely to be released in September 2010. So far it's sounding quite different from the last few, sort of covers the broader spectrum of all things Mice Parade." According to the press release, that broader spectrum also includes covers of the Lemonheads ("Mallo Cup") and Tom Brosseau ("Mary Anne").
Stereogum got their digital hands on album track "In Between Times," and as could be expected, its the post-rock equivalent of a summer jam. With feel-good guitars, major chord progressions and addictive percussion, we're going to wish we were all left-handed if the whole album is this cheery. Check out the track here.
The press release promises a full U.S. tour this fall, though the dates have yet to be announced. No word of any Canadian shows.
What It Means to Be Left-Handed:
2. "In Between Times"
3. "Do Your Eyes See Sparks"
4. "Couches & Carpets"
7. "Old Hat"
8. "Mallo Cup"
9. "Remember The Magic Carpet"
11. "Tokyo Late Night"
12. "Fortune Of Folly"
13. "Mary Anne"