On Repeat: These Are Powers, “Chipping Ice”

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This track pares down the mighty roar that fills out their live sets and allows for sinewy details to rip through the mix, propped up by Pat Noecker's sinister crack-dub bass line and Anna Barie's punctuated vocals. We don't believe in grades. A+.

These Are Powers are about to embark on a two month, continent-spanning tour. They've got an album coming out on HOSS Records in April that we love (even if one of our reviewers seems somewhat ambivalent). And if you've got any trepidation about their recorded material, their live show will freeze your face off.

Tour Dates
14 NY, New York Valentines Day, Cake Shop w.The Apes, Knyfe Hyts, Mixel Pixel, Puttin' On The Ritz
15 Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, Bard College
16 Allston, Massachusetts, Great Scott w. Neptune, Animal Hospital
17 Pittsburgh, PA, TBA
18 Detroit, MI, TBA
20 Chicago, Illinois, AV-Aerie (formerly Open End) w.Bird Names, Adam Griffin
21 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mad Planet w.Mahjongg, Juiceboxxx
22 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 7th St. Entry w.Mahjongg
23 Ames, Iowa, The Practice Space w. Wet Hair, Secret Abuse, Iwa
24 Omaha, Nebraska, The Waiting Room w. Mahjongg, Calvin Johnson
25 Lincoln, Nebraska, Box Awesome w. Mahjongg, The Show is the Rainbow, Calvin Johnson
26 Denver, Colorado, Larimer Lounge w. Mahjongg
27 Salt Lake City, Utah, Kilby Court w. Mahjongg, Calvin Johnson

01 San Francisco, California, Hemlock Tavern w.Lemonade, Mi Ami
02 Oakland, California, ABCo Artspace w. Wildildlife, Chen Santa Maria, Lumerians
04 Los Angeles, California, Echo
05 Los Angeles, California, The Smell w. Ima Gymnast, Teenage Moms, Bipolar Bear
06 Phoenix, Arizona, Modified Arts w. The Chinese Stars, The Vultures, Soft Shoulder
07 Santa Fe, New Mexico, High Mayhem w. Chinese Stars
09 Denton, Texas, Rubber Gloves w. Shiny Around the Edges, Castanets
11 Houston, Texas, Boondocks w. The Death Set, Ponytail
12 Austin, TX – Habana Calle 6 (Cardboard Records Showcase)
13 Austin TX – Ms Bea's w. Ecstatic Sunshine, Foreign Islands, Pig Out, Tristan Perich, Panther, The Mae-Shi, Deer Tick, Castanets, Woods
13 Austin, TX – MyOpenBar.com Garage w. No Age, Mika Miko
15 Austin, TX – Mohawk w. Matt and Kim, DD Fantasy, High Places, Ponytail, Ecstatic Sunshine, Foreign Islands, Team Robespierre, Woods, Abe Vigoda, Best Friends Forever
16 Little Rock, Arkansas, Happy Fucker House w. TheDeathSet
17 Nashville, Tennessee, Exit/In w. TheDeathSet
18 Lexington, Kentucky, The Void Skate Shop w. TheDeathSet
19 Greenville, NC, Spazzatorium w. TheDeathSet
20 Richmond, VA, Gallery 5
21 Baltimore, Maryland, Floristree w. WZT Hearts and more…
28 Ridgewood, NY, Silent Barn w. Extra Life, Skeletons