If someone hasn't printed "Tennant & Lowe, Almond & Ball, Hamilton & Moyes" on a T-shirt yet, they should. What do these three pairings have in common? Only an uncanny knack for creating synth-pop that is as literate as it is danceable.
Like dirty poets with raging synthesizers, the Australian duo Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes combine pithy lyricism with sharp instrumentation to produce electronic pop that plays well on the radio and at the disco. Brooding, melodic electro anthems like "The Girl and The Sea" and "This Boy's In Love" can move you to tears in private but rave in public. It's a cathartic alchemy that Hamilton & Moyes have been perfecting since their attention-grabbing debut in 2003; it has brought them much praise and their fans much joy in the past decade.
Tomorrow they bring their intoxicating mix of prose and beats to New York's Terminal 5 as part of their current US/Canada tour with indie dance rockers Dragonette, and in most cities nu-house darlings Classixx. Check the schedule below. The Presets newest album Pacifica is out now.
Here's a free EDM download of the Erick Rincon remix of "Fall."
TUE 05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB BOSTON, MA*
WED 05/08 TERMINAL 5 NEW YORK, NY*
THU 05/09 LE NATIONAL MONTREAL, QC*
FRI 05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL TORONTO, ON*
SUN 05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
MON 05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*
TUE 05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE MADISON, WI*
WED 05/15 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
FRI 05/17 THE GRANADA LAWRENCE, MO*
SAT 05/18 OGDEN THEATRE DENVER, CO*
SUN 05/19 THE DEPOT SALT LAKE CITY, UT
MON 05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ
TUE 05/21 AVALON LOS ANGELES, CA*
FRI 05/24FOX THEATER SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAT 05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
SAT 05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)
SUN 05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
The Presets Live At Enmore Theater