Okay, so Rocko and I are a little late on the Mayer Hawthorne bandwagon, but man are we glad to be on it now! Some days you don't want music that has been polished and shined to perfection. Not to say that this isn't gorgeous, but the very first listen you think you're listening to some timeless 1950s record. I think in my dream world I envisioned Robin Thicke eventually putting out an album that sounded like this. His debut album, A Strange Arrangement, takes your brain to a place where your worries melt away since you're not even in the right decade/millenium, after all.
Fortunately for those of us in North America, Hawthorne will be heading out for a month long tour in March with his band The County. His tour starts in NYC at Webster Hall (yippee for me!), with Nikki Jean (pianist for Philidelphia band Nouveau Riche), makes a couple stops at SXSW, and then heads off to open for Passion Pit 2ish weeks before he croons the crowds at Coachella.
I loveeee these songs, do you?
"Just Ain't Gonna Work Out"
"Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'"
Check Mayer Hawthorne And The County On Tour!
MH & THE COUNTY W/ NIKKI JEAN SUPPORTING
March 4th Webster Hall New York, NY
March 5th Ottobar Baltimore, MD
March 6th Pearl Street Northampton, MA
March 7th Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
March 9th The First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
March 10th Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
March 12th The Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
March 13th The Loft Atlanta, GA
March 15th The Parish at House of Blues New Orleans, LA