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Even though I've had almost two months to let it sink in, it still hasn't hit me: Seattle will get to see Allo Darlin on Friday May, 11 at the Vera Project!!! And they are bringing their very talented friends (and fellow Darren Hayman collaborators) The Wave Pictures!!!
As we told you before (in an equally excited voice), this night is going to be extra special. In addition to seeing two of the most fabulous British sweet-pop exports perform some of my favorite songs ever, the evening also serves as part of our Three Imaginary Girls 10th Anniversary celebration series. Ten awesome events to celebrate ten awesome imaginary years (more details on other events soon!)!!!
We want you to be there to dance to the inspired post-twee songs of these two amazing bands along with us and Vera has given us a pair of tickets to give away to the show! To enter to win them, email us at tig @ threeimaginarygirls.com with the subject line "Henry Rollins Don't Dance" before noon on May 3, 2012. We'll notify the winner (which will hopefully be you!) soon thereafter.
Also, both bands will be debuting songs from brand new albums that are both set to release in April (Allo Darlin's Europe and The Wave Pictures's Long Black Cars). If you have a hard time waiting, you can sample at least one new Allo Darlin song right now:
I haven't been able to find any previews of the Wave Pictures album... let us know if you find anything so we don't have to wait until April 2!
Hugest of warm hugs to Raya Leary for designing such a pretty show poster for the night! I love tea! I love fancy spoons! I love those bands. This night is going to rule. I can't wait to see you there!!
Here are several reasons, in video form, you should be there: