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The Cribs playing Austin and Houston on tour with Devin

by Andrew Sacher

The Cribs in Brooklyn last month (more by Guy Eppel)
The Cribs

UK indie rockers The Cribs released their fifth album, In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, last week via Wichita. The new album marks the band’s return to a trio, following the departure of Johnny Marr who recorded with the band on Ignore the Ignorant. Thanks to the large sounding but raw-spirited production of Flaming Lips mainstay Dave Fridmann and noise master Steve Albini, and the punky songwriting that makes up most of the album, it’s easily one of the band’s strongest efforts. Stream the entire album below.

The band are currently wrapping up a tour in their homeland, but they’ll be back on our shores for a tour this June with retro rocker Devin which hits Fitzgerald’s in Houston on 6/11 and The Parish in Austin on June 12. Tickets for the Austin show are on sale now.

Updated dates and album stream below…

The Cribs — 2012 Tour Dates
May 16 Theatre Royal Wakefield, United Kingdom
Jun 05 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA *
Jun 06 Irving Plaza New York, NY *
Jun 07 Black Cat Washington, DC *
Jun 09 Masquerade: Hell Stage Atlanta, GA *
Jun 11 Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs Houston, TX *
Jun 12 The Parish Austin, TX *
Jun 15 El Rey Theater Los Angeles, CA *
Jun 16 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA *
Jun 18 Venue Vancouver, Canada
Aug 24 Richfield Avenue Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 25 Leeds Festival 2012 Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 26 Bramham Park Bramham, United Kingdom
* – w/ Devin

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