After its accidental leak and legal iTunes debut in August, Deerhunter's Microcastle, perhaps the most anticipated album by an Atlanta artist this year, finally hit stores in physical form on Tuesday (Oct. 28) via Kranky stateside and 4AD overseas. To appropriately celebrate this momentous occasion, Bradford Cox and company will embark up on a national tour, kicking it off on Halloween at their hometown's own Variety Playhouse, where they'll be joined by Jay Reatard, Times New Viking and Pylon.
Deerhunter's special Halloween show will no doubt be mayhem, given all the bands' penchants for showmanship. Stay tuned to Paste:Local Atlanta for a review of the spooktacular blast and more All Hallow's Eve musical mischief around town, including the Star Bar's Deerhunter after party for The Spooks' (Jared Swilley, Joe Bradley and Cole Alexander of The Renegades Black Lips) CD release. Fitting, as Alexander lends a vocal collage to the Microcastle track "Saved by Old Times."
31 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse^
1 - Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel
2 - Carrboro, N. C. @ Cat's Cradle
3 - Baltimore, M.D. @ Ottobar
4 - Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat*
5 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church*
6 - Princeton, N.J. @ Terrace F. Club*
7 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg*
8 - New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom%
10 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise%
11 - Montreal, Quebec @ Theatre Plaza ^^
12 - Toronto, Ontario @ Lees Palace^^
13 - Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom**
14 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop**
15 - Chicago, Ill. @ Metro**
16 - Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon**
17 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Triple Rock Social Club**
20 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Richards On Richards !
21 - Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos, !
24 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall !
25 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre !
28 - San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah
29 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Modified Arts
1 - Dallas, Texas @ Palladium Loft
2 - Austin, Texas @ Emos Alternative Lounge Outside
3 - Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
4 - Baton Rouge, La. @ Spanish Moon
5 - New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
6 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree
^ = with Pylon
* = with Knyfe Hyts
% = with Vivian Girls
^^ = with Neighborhood Council
** = with Disappears
! = with BARR
Listen to a clip of "Saved by Old Times":