The Brakes announce May tour dates, new album

Philadelphia’s favorite sons The Brakes are gearing up for U.S. tour dates in May to support the release of their debut full-length album, Tale Of Two Cities, due May 6th on HYENA Records. The 18-date trek is part of a co-bill, which also features Los Angeles rock band, Carney. 
The Brakes, all of whose members are in their early twenties, are captured at an idyllic time on Tale Of Two Cities.  The collection was recorded during a month-long, dual-city residency at The Knitting Factory in New York City and Milkboy in Philadelphia. Each of the shows were tracked and the best performances from both cities were selected for the album. As The Brakes transition between an intimate neighborhood listening room and a renowned big city rock club, they seamlessly intertwine infectious indie-pop, crunchy California guitar rock and starry-eyed British psychedelia. On standout versions of songs like "Big Money," "Supermarket," and "Cigarette In The Rain," the band distinguishes themselves with equal parts of razor sharp songwriting and searing musicianship. The album’s lead track, "Into The Ground," which is being offered as a free mp3, has already been downloaded over 8,000 times in the first few weeks of release.

The Brakes upcoming tour dates are:

May 7, 2008 / Sticky Fingers Chicken Shack / Little Rock, AR
May 9, 2008 / The Cavern / Dallas, TX
May 10, 2008 / Warehouse Live / Houston, TX
May 11, 2008 / Emo’s Alt. Lounge – Inside / Austin, TX
May 13, 2008 / Blueberry Hill / St. Louis, MO
May 14, 2008 / Birdy’s / Indianapolis, IN
May 15 / The Redstone Room / Davenport, IA
May 16, 2008 / The Rave / Milwaukee, WI
May 17, 2008 / Kinetic Playground / Chicago, IL
May 18 / The Eagle Theater / Pontiac, MI
May 20 / The Cambridge Room @ House of Blues / Cleveland, OH
May 21 / Club Cafe / Pittsburgh, PA
May 22 / Coffee East / Easton, MD
May 24 & 25 / Hard Rock Park / Myrtle Beach, MD
June 2 / Mercury Lounge / New York, NY
June 3 / Higher Ground / Burlington, VT
June 5 / The Stone Church / Newmarket, NH

All dates are with Carney / NYC show also features What Made Milwaukee Famous