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The Clientele to play the Knitting Factory

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The Clientele have a new record coming out on Merge on May 8 and that means they’re back on tour!

This is the band's chance to redeem themselves for contributing a song to the incredibly lame-looking Keanu-Bullock movie, “The Lake House.”

Seriously, though, I saw The Clientele live last year in San Francisco and they were amazing. Their new record, God Save the Clientele, offers more mid-tempo numbers with elegant string arrangements and a smidge more electric guitar than on their last album, Strange Geometry.

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But best of all, their new cd delivers more vulnerable, dreamy vocals from singer Alasdair Maclean. (Imagine if Barry Gibb grew up listening to Luna and Galaxie 500, and maybe was in a high school band with Micky Dolenz.)

The best part about The Clientele is they’ve managed to make sappy cool again. Nothing wrong with making sleepy, pretty music if you’re smart and unembarrassed.

Doesn’t hurt to be British either.

Tickets are on sale now for their May 24 appearance at the Knitting Factory so scoop em up!.