Heard Yeasayer‘s All Hour Cymbals yet? If not, immediately go to your digital download store/torrent site and download it. Those who are familiar with the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based outfit’s “Middle Eastern-Psych-Pop-Snap-Gospel” (as so eloquently described by the band itself) will be delighted to know they’re planning to visit numerous U.S. cities in early 2008, then follow those with an equally large number of European dates. These unabashed fans of David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, and Talking Heads will no doubt cart their mix of live instruments, synthesizers, and indecipherable chants to the stage, and it would be wise of you not to miss them.

12/15 New York, NY: Mercury Lounge
01/16 Washington, DC: Black Cat Backstage
01/17 Chapel Hill, NC: Local 506
01/18 Atlanta, GA: The Earl
01/19 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
01/20 Houston, TX: Walter’s on Washington
01/21 Dallas, TX: Granada Theater
01/22 Austin, TX: Emo’s Jr.
01/24 Phoenix, AZ: Rhythm Room
01/25 San Diego, CA: The Casbah
01/26 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo
01/28 San Francisco, CA: Bottom of the Hill
01/30 Portland, OR: Holocene
01/31 Seattle, WA: Neumos
02/02 Boise, ID: Neurolux
02/03 Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court
02/04 Denver, CO: Hi-Dive
02/06 Omaha, NE: The Slowdown
02/07 Minneapolis, MN: 7th Street Entry
02/08 Chicago, IL: Schubas
02/09 Toronto, Ontario: El Mocambo
02/10 Montreal, Quebec: La Sala Rossa
02/12 Allston, MA: Great Scott
02/14 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/15 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
02/19 Nijmegen, Netherlands: Doornroosie
02/20 Brussels, Belgium: AB
02/21 Paris, France: Nouveau Casino
02/22 St. Malo, France: Omnibus
02/23 Barcelona, Spain: Razzmatazz
02/25 Cologne, Germany: Gebaude 9
02/26 Berlin, Germany: Lido
02/27 Gothenburg, Sweden: Pusterviksbaren
02/28 Olso, Norway: John Dee
02/29 Stockholm, Sweden: Klubb Spark at Debaser Medis
03/01 Malmo, Sweden: Debaser
03/05 Birmingham, England: Bar Academy
03/06 London, England: ICA
03/08 Glasgow, Scotland: King Tuts
03/09 Manchester, England: Night & Day
03/10 London, England: TBA
03/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands: Melkweg