On February 23rd and 24th Canadian new wavers You Say Party! We Say Die! will be making a big splash on home turf with a couple of Cultural Olympiad shows marking the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The second of these performances will have them sharing the stage with fellow countrymen Tokyo Police Club (who are from Ontario). The band had another Cultural Olympiad show, with French popsters Phoenix, in January.

YSPWSD’s U.S. tour, the first since 2006, kicks off in Seattle on March 9th and will include several showcase gigs at SXSW in Austin. New Yorkers will be able to them twice – at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and at Pianos on Manhattan’s L.E.S on March 26th and 29th.

XXXX was released February 9th, 2010 on Paper Bag Records. Check out our brand new interview with lead singer Becky Ninkovic right here.

You Say Party! We Say Die! tour dates:

24-Feb – Cypress Mountain, British Columbia – Olympic Show
27-Feb – Surrey, British Columbia – Olympic 2010 Celebration Site/Holland Park (w/ Tokyo
Police Club)
09-Mar – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
10-Mar – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
12-Mar – San Fran, CA – Bottom Of the Hill
13-Mar – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
15-Mar – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
17-Mar – Austin, TX – Canadian Blast Party @ SXSW
17-Mar – Austin, TX – Pure Volume Showcase @ SXSW
18-Mar – Austin, TX – Casablanca Publishing / Maggie Mae’s @ SXSW
18-Mar – Austin, TX – Paper Bag Records Party / Speakeasy @ SXSW
19-Mar – Austin, TX – Consequence of Sound Party / Black Sheep Lodge @ SXSW
19-Mar – Austin, TX – Lose Control 2010 Party / Vice @ SXSW
21-Mar – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
22-Mar – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
23-Mar – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
24-Mar – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
26-Mar – New York, NY – Knitting Factory
27-Mar – Boston, MA – TT The Bears
29-Mar – New York, NY – Piano’s
30-Mar – Detroit, MI – Pike Room
31-Mar – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

–Teresa Sampson