Travel into the Uncharted Reaches with FOREIGN BORN by way of their new video for “Early Warnings” from their 2009 release Person To Person. Follow the Foreign Born dudes as they travel by plane, by boat, and by foot with their trusty companion Floyd, to explore the flora and fauna of the Uncharted Reaches, including the elusive and rare Lamborghini Ox. It’s a journey that would make Steve Zissou himself proud. Directed by Matthew Lessner, check out the new video for Foreign Born’s “Early Warnings” below.
Starting in February, Foreign Born will be traveling through much more familiar territory as they come to a venue near you on their next U.S. tour. All dates will be with new DFA signees, and former Hockey Nighters, Free Energy. See below for full tour dates. Also, if you’re in the LA area don’t miss Foreign Born in their native environs as they play Spaceland next week on Monday, December 18.
12/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
02/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Free Energy
02/28 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Free Energy
03/03 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Free Energy
03/04 Madison, WI @ The Frequency w/ Free Energy
03/05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Free Energy
03/06 Bloomington, IN @ Video Saloon w/ Free Energy
03/08 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Free Energy
03/09 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo w/ Free Energy
03/11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Free Energy
03/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Free Energy
Just off their summer tour, FOREIGN BORN took a few minutes to catch up with The Trip Wire and freshen up after their latest stint on the road. Miraculously in mid-shave Matt was able to talk a bit about the band’s troubles driving through Texas and how Sal got handcuffed.
At the tail end of their recent, month-long North American tour, the men of LA’s FOREIGN BORN made a mid-day pit stop into popular Brooklyn watering hole Heathers as part of FADERTV’s most awesome Open Bar series, performing an intimate take on the benga-dappled “Early Warnings,” a cut from the band’s Secretly Canadian debut.
Quoth FADER of its hang sesh with Fo’ Bo': “They had a few beers, broke out some pretty haggard looking instruments and told us tour bummers, like having their van searched for drugs by West Texas cops. They also, with the exception of singer Matt Popieluch, did not remove their sunglasses once, which is either a cause or effect of the fuzz hassles. We may never know.”
The pride of Los Angeles, FOREIGN BORN, recently appeared on the esteemed KCRW’s LA institution Morning Becomes Eclectic. Said KCRW of the band: “I’ve been hearing about Foreign Born on the LA music scene for years now and, truthfully, I never had a chance to catch one of their shows. Watching them this morning, I really wish I had made the effort earlier. They are certainly deserving of all the praise I’ve heard – lively songs with soaring vocals and guitar melodies and rhythms influenced by Kenyan music.” Listen to the show HERE and check a video of the entire session below.
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