The Rakes return to NYC next Monday, April 6th at Bowery Ballroom and April 7th at Union Hall, Brooklyn, after the recent release of their third album, Klang. The new disc, which dropped March 23rd thru V2 overseas, was recorded in Berlin in an ex-Soviet, Bauhaus-designed radio station.  (What could be more perfectly anti-English for this eccentric, bookish band?)  It was produced by Chris Zane (Les Savy Fav, The Walkmen, Passion Pit) and is the follow-up to 2007’s Ten New Messages.

The Rakes create songs wrapped up in highly-charged, three minute packages of fast, post-punk guitar-led tracks that get you dancin’ upon hearing the first note.  A Rakes show is a good way to rock away the recession blues. Don’t miss them in NYC, plus more upcoming UK and European dates:

Apr 6 2009    8:00P
Bowery Ballroom    New York
Apr 7 2009    8:00P
Union Hall    Brooklyn
Apr 21 2009    8:00P
Concorde 2(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    Brighton
Apr 22 2009    8:00P
Wedgewood Rooms(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    Portsmouth
Apr 23 2009    8:00P
Club Academy(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    Manchester
Apr 24 2009    8:00P
The Button Factory    Dublin
Apr 25 2009    8:00P
Oran Mor(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    Glasgow
Apr 26 2009    8:00P
The Cluny(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    Newcastle
Apr 28 2009    8:00P
Rescue Rooms(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    Nottingham
Apr 29 2009    8:00P
KOKO(w/ Sky Larkin & Official Secrets Act)    London
May 2 2009    8:00P
Grenslandhallen Polsslag    Hasselt
May 3 2009    8:00P
Zakk    Dusseldorf
May 4 2009    8:00P
Batschkapp    Frankfurt
May 5 2009    8:00P
Rohre    Stuttgart
May 6 2009    8:00P
Abart    Zurich
May 8 2009    8:00P
Covo Club    Bologne
May 9 2009    8:00P
Posthof    Linz
May 10 2009    8:00P
Backstage Hall    Munich
May 12 2009    8:00P
Bikini    Toulouse
May 13 2009    8:00P
Elysee Montmartre    Paris
May 14 2009    8:00P
Grand Mix    Tourcoing
May 15 2009    8:00P
Laiterie    Strasbourg
May 17 2009    8:00P
Vera    Groningen
May 18 2009    8:00P
Melkweg    Amsterdam
Jul 17 2009    8:00P
Art Sonic Festival    Briouze