The Posies Take Over The Vinyl District + BLOOD/CANDY Vinyl Giveaway

All this week, the Posies will be blogging at The Vinyl District, sharing records from their personal collections. Ken kicks it off today with the story of buying ‘The Hobbit’ soundtrack.

Also, The Vinyl District will be giving away 2 copies of ‘Blood/Candy’ on vinyl. Comment with your “Posies-related missive” to be chosen when the contest ends this Friday, 10/1.

Head over to The Vinyl District!

BLOOD/CANDY Exclusive Fan Bundles

Ryko is offering a special pre-order of BLOOD/CANDY. All orders include a free mp3 download of “The Glitter Prize,” and two more mp3s delivered on September 28th of the demos for “So Caroline” and “Enewetak,” an autographed 11×17 poster, and a pack of 1-inch buttons (featuring three different designs).

The CD bundle is $15 & the vinyl bundle is $18. The vinyl (180 gram) also comes with a download card, and an additional 18×24 poster.

Click here to visit the web store!

New Shows Announced: Vancouver, New Orleans, Petaluna CA

November 23rd @ One Eyed Jack’s in New Orleans with Aqueduct only. $16, 18+, doors at 9pm. Tickets are available now through Ticketweb.

December 4th @ McNear’s Mystic Theatre in Petaluna CA, with Brendan Benson and Aqueduct. 7pm doors, 21+, $21 ADV / $23 DOS. Tickets available now.

December 10th @ Venue, Vancouver BC. This will be the only Canadian show on the tour! With Brendan Benson & Aqueduct. $26 CDN, 19+, doors at 7pm. Tickets available now.

Posies Press Round-Up

The Posies appeared on Seattle’s 107.7 The End last week – check out their session here, with performances of “The Glitter Prize” and “Licenses To Hide.”

The Line of Best Fit asks Ken & Jon the same questions in separate interviews, for an interesting take.

Extensive interview with UberRock.

Jon talked to MTV music book club Jerzy Kosinski’s “Being There”

Jon shares the inspiration for the title of BLOOD/CANDY with Stereo Subversion:

It’s actually kind of from a poem by this guy named Thax Douglas. He’s this kind of local poet in the Chicago area that would come to rock shows and he would write poems for the bands about the bands at their performances. One of the phrases he used to describe us was something about blood candy. I think he was talking about how there is this totally sweet, harmonious side to what we do, but also there’s a lot of passion. There’s also more of a darker undercurrent than just maybe what the melodic, harmonious side might imply.

Spinner covers what to expect on the upcoming tour, and the Philadelphia Examiner asks about influences behind the new album.

Spanish-language interview from the Heineken’s website.

Gail Worley reviews BLOOD/CANDY as her ‘Rad CD of the Week’, and UK Music Review gives it 9/10

Stereogum premieres the first single “The Glitter Prize,” and it’s also featured on Spin’s October playlist.

Win Tickets to the Rock Shop (Brooklyn), Turner Hall (Milwaukee)

If you missed out on getting tickets to the sold-out “Blood/Candy” record release show @ the Rock Shop in Brooklyn, here’s your chance. Brooklyn Vegan is giving away two pairs of tickets to the September 23rd show. Visit Brooklyn Vegan to get the details and enter!

Also check out The Onion AV Club’s giveaway for two tickets to the Turner Hall show in Milwaukee on November 5th.

The Posies Touring the US with Brendan Benson, Aqueduct

The Posies will be touring the US in support of ‘Blood/Candy’ with Brendan Benson and Aqueduct. Check the tour dates page for links to ticket information.

Nov. 5 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI
Nov. 6 – Bottom Lounge, Chicago IL
Nov. 7 – Southgate House, Newport KY
Nov. 9 – The Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Nov. 10 – Outland Live, Columbus OH
Nov. 11 – Mr. Small’s Theatre, Millvale PA
Nov. 12 – Water Street Music Hall, Rochester NY
Nov. 13 – The HighLine Ballroom, NYC
Nov. 14 – The Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia PA
Nov. 16 – Royale, Boston MA
Nov. 17 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC
Nov. 18 – Cat’s Cradle, Carborro NC
Nov. 19 – Exit/In, Nashville TN
Nov. 20 – The Loft, Atlanta GA
Nov. 21 – Minglewood Hall, Memphis TN
Nov. 24 – Granada Theatre, Dallas TX — no Brendan Benson on this date!
Nov. 26 – La Zona Rosa, Austin TX
Nov. 27 – The Argentum, Houston TX
Dec. 1 – Gothic Theatre, Englewood CO
Dec. 3 – Club Nokia @ LA Live, Los Angeles CA
Dec. 5 – The Independent, San Francisco CA
Dec. 8 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland OR
Dec. 11 – Showbox at the Market, Seattle WA