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Sunday's a big day -- the Gossip return from Australia for three weeks
of shows in the US, including a big performance at Kill Rock Stars'
SXSW showcase. For those that missed the onesheet, enjoy these key
phrases removed from context: "Dischord to Motown," "the sound of a
band destroying and surpassing all expectations," "soulful and jagged,"
and "a new thundering beat for the kids."

Stream the entire new album here: "Gossip eCard"

the Gossip website: "GossipYouth"

The Gossip on: "MySpace"

Link to a 16 MB video for: "Standing in the Way of Control"


May 2005
12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
16 - Austin, TX @ KRS SXSW Showcase
21 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
22 - Greensboro, NC @ Guilford College Underground
23 - Washington DC @ Black Cat
24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
25 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
26 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
27 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
28 - Montreal, QUE @ La Sala Rossa
29 - Toronto, ONT @ X Space
30 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
31 - Madison, WI @ Annex

April 2005
01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
02 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
05 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos

the gossip

hey! check out the gossip!

For the past five years this Portland, OR via Arkansas trio have been creating dance floor madness with their bluesy, soulful, down n' dirty, garage-punk rock & roll. With their attention to art, change, fashion, and the underground so apparent, The Gossip can easily fill any resume as artists, poets, writers, feminists, designers, musicians, and DJs. New drummer Hannah Blilie (Shoplifting, ex-Chromatics) joins booming vocalist Beth Ditto and guitarist Brace Paine (Die Monitr Batss) for the most rhythmic, jagged, thundering, punk and R&B hybrid around. With Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) lending his magic to the mixing board, this is the fiercest and most focused Gossip release yet. If you're lucky you've already caught them on tour with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Le Tigre, Erase Errata, Stereo Total, White Stripes, Sonic Youth, or Sleater Kinney. All tracks clean. Start with # 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9.

here's an mp3:"standing in the way of control"

"the gossip on myspace"