Mahjongg releases new video, heads to Europe

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This fall, the arty dance-party-starters in Mahjongg will take their blippity bangers to Europe for a trek across the continent.

While they're over there, K Records will be waiting, vinyl in hand, for the Nov. 4 release of Mahjongg's new 7" single, Free Grooverider. The band, fronted by Hunter Husar—the friendliest gearhead this side of the Atlantic—has already posted a video for the track.

"Free Grooverider" relates to the woeful tale of Grooverider (a.k.a. Raymond Bingham), a legendary BBC Radio One DJ who was arrested last year in Dubai, charged with possession (for less than a tenth of an ounce of marijuana), and sentenced to four years in a U.A.E. prison. The lesson here? Tell the police the truth...

Mahjongg's European tour dates:

October
8
- Rome, Italy @ Init
9 - Pisa, Italy @ Caracol
10 - Genova, Italy @ Burrida
11 - Marseille, France @ Festival Actoral
12 - Bordeaux, France @ Saint-Ex
14 - Brest, France @ Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Brest
15 - Brest, France @ Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Brest
16 - Brest, France @ Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Brest
17 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans Cap
18 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Stereo
22 - Cardiff, Wales @ Clwb Ifor Bach
23 - Brighton, UK @ Freebutt
24 - London, UK @ Upset the Rhythm
25 - Rouen, France @ Emporium Galorium
26 - Amsterdam @ Studio K
27 - Hamburg, Germany @ Astra Stube
28 - Leipzig, Germany @ Frueh Auf
29 - Dresden, Germany @ Scheune
30 - Berlin, Germany @ Bang Bang Club

November
1
- Boulogne-Billancourt, France @ Festival BBmix/Carré Bellefeuille
2 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Oetinger Villa
3 - Basel, Switzerland @ Hirscheneck
4 - Esslingen, Germany @ Komma
5 - Koln, Germany @ Tsunami
6 - Trier, Germany @ Ex Haus
7 - Metz, France @ Festival Musiques Volantes/Les Trinitaires
8 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Festival Métropop/Le Romandie
13 - Castellon, Spain @ Tanned Tin Festival

Related links:
Mahjongg on MySpace

Band of the Week: Mahjongg
YouTube: Hunter Husar explains Mahjongg's gear (hint: huge subwoofer)

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