“Heart Full of Pentagons” is the title of the IT song off San Francisco indie band Film School’s new record, Fission, which just came out this summer. If you cruise over to Spinner for a free download of that tune, you’ll quickly discover that Film School is all the shoegaze rage they’ve ever been, defined by danceable beats and new-wave inspired hooks that’ll melt you.
Though ‘Film School’ would appear to be a feat of a search term, natural listings find them at the top, and it’s no wonder. These gents and lady have earned their keep through diligent past SXSW affairs and national touring at large, gaining them blog buzz that’s no doubt strengthened their ropes of underground following. But Film School has been in the mainstream eye recently, too. “Go Down Together,” a track off the 2007 LP, Hideout, was featured on the new version of The CW’s 90210 series this year.
Film School is rounding out this stint of their tour with the Florida based electro shoegaze (if you will) likes of Million Young. The duo has East Coast dates scheduled through mid-October, and Film School’s tour continues in support of The Depreciation Guild, followed and concluded by three dates with Love Like Fire.
Million Young and Film School stop in Atlanta on Saturday, September 25. Opening the bill are local new wave / indie rockers, Siberia My Sweet. This is an all-ages show, and discount tickets can be purchased at siberiamysweet.com.
Film School sounds can be found at iTunes and Amazon, where Fission has already earned a very respectable 5-star review rating. Film School’s current dates are as follows:
Sept 19, San Diego, CA, The Casbah
Sept 20, Tucson, AZ, Plush
Sept 22, Dallas, TX, The Nightmare
Sept 23, Austin, TX, The Parish
Sept 24, Baton Rouge, LA, Spanish Moon
Sept 25, Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade
Sept 27, Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506
Sept 28, Washington, DC, DC9
Sept 29, Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s
Sept 30, Brooklyn, NY, Glasslands
Oct 01, New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
Oct 02, Cambridge, MA, TT The Bears
Oct 03, Montreal, QC, Canada, Pop Montreal at Casa Del Popolo
Oct 04, Toronto, ON, Canada, El Mocambo
Oct 06, St Louis, MO, Firebird
Oct 07, Newport, KY, Southgate House
Oct 08, Chicago, IL, Schubas Tavern
Oct 09, Milwaukee, WI, The Cactus Club
Oct 10, Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry
Oct 11, Omaha, NE, The Waiting Room
Oct 12, Denver, CO, Hi Dive
Oct 13, Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
Oct 15, Seattle, WA, Sunset Tavern
Oct 16, Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios
Oct 19, San Francisco, CA, The Independent
Oct 20, Santa Cruz, CA, The Crepe Place
Oct 21, Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
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