Delphic signs with Dangerbird, preps U.S. debut


    For a while now, the U.K. dance trio known as Delphic has been making a case for why it deserves to be considered music’s next big thing. For example, note the band’s highly lauded debut album, Acolyte, and #8 debut on the U.K. charts.

    Dangerbird Records recently caught wind and decided to make the band its third high-profile signing in as many months. The Los Angeles based label signed Minus the Bear last February and Hot Hot Heat in March.

    Per Jeff Castelaz, Dangerbird CEO and co-founder: “Starting when I was a kid, I’d find entire albums that seemed to illustrate my emotional and mental state at the exact moment the music entered my life. Bands like The Smiths, New Order, Love And Rockets all made records that, by turns, comforted and fueled my life during tough spells. When I heard Acolyte six months ago, it was clear to me that this band, this record, was for me, right now. Today, Delphic are not only that perfect companion for my current life – they’ve joined the Dangerbird gang.” Yeah, no pressure or anything, right?

    For Delphic, its new home also brings with it some added benefits. On June 29th, Dangerbird will give Acolyte its proper U.S. release. What’s more, the release will be part of “Introducing,” MySpace Music’s new program poised to help establish new artists. According to an issued press release, Delphic will receive key promotional opportunities both online and off, for twelve weeks, including single and video premieres, daily status updates, behind the scenes footage, a full album stream premiere, as well as many others. Basically, marketing to the max. The program went into effect on April 1st.

    The band will also support the release with a summer full of touring, which will include an appearance at this month’s Coachella Music Festival.

    For you listening pleasure and to prepare you for the onslaught of Delphic that will likely come in the weeks and months ahead, we’ve included a stream to the band’s single “This Momentary” below.

    Delphic 2010 Tour Dates:
    04/15 – Bourges, FR @ Printemps de Bourges
    04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
    05/06 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaeude 9
    05/07 – Essen, DE @ Delta Music Park
    05/08 – Berlin, DE @ Munze
    05/10 – Paris, FR @ Maroqunierie
    05/11 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
    05/12 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
    05/14 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape
    05/16 – Wolverhampton, UK @ Wulfrun Hall
    05/17 – Leeds, UK @ Metropolitan University
    05/18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
    05/19 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
    05/21 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
    05/29 – Belfast, IE @ Ulster Hall
    05/31 – Gateshead, UK @ Evolution Festival
    06/05 – Krakow, PL @ Selector Festival
    07/03 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
    07/09 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
    07/16-18 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
    08/20 – Salzburg, AT @ Frequency Festival
    08/27 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
    08/29 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
    08/30 – Ibiza @ Ibiza Rocks
    09/09-12 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival