The legendary British post-punk band, The Raincoats, are coming back to the US to play a few west coast shows + one gig in Texas. They will be playing the following dates:
11 March – 35 Denton, TX
13 March – Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
14 March – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
16 March – Chop Suey, Seattle, WA
17 March – Star Theater, Portland, OR
Grass Widow will be opening the West Coast shows.
The Raincoats play Jeff Mangum’s ATP in Minehead, UK on March 9.
The Raincoats reissued ‘Odyshape’ on their own label, We ThRee, which was their second album originally released on Rough Trade Records in 1981. ‘Odyshape’ was re-mastered from original masters is available now on 180 gram vinyl and special edition CD with liner notes by Kim Gordon.
“It was The Raincoats I related to most. They seemed like ordinary people playing extraordinary music. Music that was natural that made room for cohesion of personalities. They had enough confidence to be vulnerable and to be themselves without having to take on the mantle of male rock/punk rock aggression…or the typical female as sex symbol avec irony or sensationalism.” – (Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth,1993)
For more information on The Raincoats, visit theraincoats.net.