English indie band South is playing some secret gigs tonight and tomorrow night at Pianos in NYC. They will be trying out material off their new album You Are Here. From the Young American mailing list:
As a precursor to SXSW, South are playing two secret shows in NYC at Piano’s tonight Monday March 10 and tomorrow Tuesday March 11. They will be previewing new material from their 4th studio release, “You Are Here,” which hits stores April 22nd. Those in the NYC area be sure to come down early if you want to get into one of these intimate shows. Stay tuned to the yam and bluhammock sites as we begin to preview some of the new songs and announce new tour dates.
As long time readers will remember, I became totally OBSESSED with South in 2002 when I went to go see Elbow play with them at Bowery Ballroom. (In fact, Elbow was opening for South!) I was pretty adamant about the fact that I wanted to have lead singer Joel Cadbury‘s babies, and I nearly died of embarrassment when a friend tried to introduce me to him a year later.
Hopefully I’ll be able to check ’em out tomorrow and let you know how swoon-worthy Joel still is/isn’t.