NEEDLE POINTS Announce Yin Yang Eyes Spring Tour!
Philadelphia, PA // April 11, 2017: After returning from the successes of their previous tour with mewithoutyou, downtime is the last thing on the minds of psych-boogie outfit, Needle Points as they announce their upcoming Digital Tour Bus sponsored excursion in support of their LP titled Feel Young. For this latest effort the group employed the refined ears and groovy expertise of Dr. Dog guitarist and vocalist Scott McMicken, who’s tasteful touch and influence shines through on every track. McMicken, who undoubtedly knows a thing or two about what it means to be ‘vibey’ candidly referred to the Philly five piece as the “vibey-est band ever”, a compliment that is not to be taken lightly. The alluring psychedelic album art for Feel Young is the perfect visual representation of the bands bright and blissful sonic offerings as well as the group’s overall hippy-chic aesthetic. Adorned in leopard print, dangling amulets, and tassels for-days, Needle Points are prepared to hit the open road and cast their spell upon all those who share the belief that rock and roll is alive and well, and that music is a dish best served with cold beer, wide smiles and rad f%$&ing haircuts.
NEEDLE POINTS “Yin Yang Eyes Tour”
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5/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
5/27 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Yacht Club
6/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortliebs
6/4 – Raleigh, NC – Slims Downtown
6/5 – Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
6/6 – Winston Salem – Test Pattern
6/7 – Knoxville, TN – Preservation Pub
6/8 – Nashville, TN – American Legion Post 82
6/9 – Tuscaloosa, AL – The Green Bar
6/10 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
6/11 – Austin, TX – Cheer Up Charlie’s
6/12 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
6/13 – Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
6/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Mammal Gallery
6/15 – Louisville, KY – Kaiju
6/16 – Lancaster, PA – The Sugartank
Along the way, the band plans on chronicling their musical exploits and adventures via the NeedLove Radio podcast, a media outlet run by the Philadelphia based indie label NeedLove Records which was started by the band and has served as a vehicle for their music and various creative ventures since 2013. The groups collective design talents and crafty leanings have allowed them to create and customize their merchandise, and has even caught the eye of the Philadelphia based clothier Free People which purchased and released one of their t-shirt designs in 2016.
So be sure to tune-in to the NeedLove Radio podcast as the band shares the inevitable highs and lows of life on the road, or better yet, get out there and see them for yourself! Maybe a bit of the magic will permeate your soul and lift you off the dance floor, or maybe you’ll just bask in the glow that radiates from the speakers as the band swirls through a rendition of “Corazon”. Whatever it is, and wherever you are, Needle Points are sure to lighten your heavy spirt and leave you feeling like the world is not so bad a place after all.
Needle Points is a psych-boogie outfit from Philadelphia. Get stoned and then imagine Keith Richards trying to play punk music in like ’78 right after Some Girls came out… that’s what Needle Points sounds like. They wear make-up, animal print, have their own design company and record label, keep buying fuzz pedals and then losing them, and have hair for days, weeks even. They made their latest album Feel Young with Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog who called them the ‘vibey-est band ever.”
Connect with Needle Points:
Website – www.needlepointsband.com
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/needlepoints
Facebook – www.facebook.com/needlepointsband
Twitter – www.twitter.com/needle_points
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What the Press is saying:
Needle Points is a band from an alternate universe in which the 70’s never ended
– The Deli
The quintet, which formed in 2013, creates a blend of old-era psych rock and street boogie – Relix
Wow. Are Needle Points fun or what! – New York Music Daily
“Needle Points is an attitude of laidback good times, the kind of vibe that makes chicks shake hips and dudes keep their shades on all night long” – The Weekender
“Needlepoints is a Philly-based band. And they are very, very cool.” – Free People
Extended Biography: Needle Points is a psych-boogie outfit from Philadelphia formed in 2013. Their music, largely influenced by sixties and seventies vibes, is what punk music would have been if Keith Richards invented it. They have toured the east coast, including shows at Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival and Georgia’s Savannah Stopover Festival and recently finished a 30-day national tour with mewithoutYou in November 2016. They have also supported bands such as Temples, Dead Meadow, Fat White Family, Delicate Steve, Mystic Braves, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and many more.
Needle Points’ first release Bom Tugangu (2013), intended as a collection of 4-track basement demos to book shows with, was met with acclaim locally and even internationally. The album, along with their raucous, face-painted, animal suited, hair-for-days live shows, led them to a record deal with indie label PaperCup Music in 2014. With the label, they released a 7-inch for “Cripple Street” a song that has since been picked up for use by Converse for showroom play.
In the fall of 2014, Needle Points worked with Dr. Dog frontman Scott McMicken on their recent release Feel Young. McMicken produced the album and lent his talents as a second guitar player and keyboardist to several tracks. The band decided to leave PaperCup earlier this year and form their own label NeedLove Records on which they released Feel Young.
Needle Points, a band of artists, have also worked hard to develop a marketable aesthetic. Everything they have done and worn since their formation in 2013 has been meticulously curated. Their psychedelic taste and party vibe has helped them develop a loyal social media following, notably in their nearly 13,000 Instagram followers. The band members have also always designed and created their own merchandise. Their talents were recently validated when Philadelphia based clothier Free People purchased one of their t-shirt designs. The company released their Needle Points shirt in department stores and boutiques nationwide in July 2016. Free People also cited Needle Points as their “favorite band” in a 2015 blog post, and used their track “Needlove (City Walls)” in a YouTube commercial featuring model Alena Blohm. Other brands such as Billabong, Marc Jacobs, and Harper’s Bazaar have also featured Needle Points’ songs in their work, and you can look forward to Needle Points in upcoming Discovery Channel, NASCAR, and TLC programming.
Indie Shuffle – https://www.indieshuffle.com/needle-points-needlove/
Brooklyn Vegan – http://www.brooklynvegan.com/needle-points-on-tour-w-mewithoutyou-made-an-lp-with-dr-dog-frontman-video/
The Key – http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/03/17/needle-points-baby-video/
“Needlepoints is a Philly-based band. And they are very, very cool.” – Free People (http://blog.freepeople.com/2015/06/groove-needlepoints/)
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