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Rakes to Unleash Their “Klang” in October and Hit the Road

When we chatted up The Rakes in April about the release of their third album, Klang, (available digitally in the US on October 20) bassist Jamie Hornsmith told us the following, “When you get to your third album, you can go two ways…

22 Aug 2009 | More

The Rakes Klang It Up

It makes sense that The Rakes’ newest release, Klang, recorded in a Communist radio station in East Berlin, was a precise piece of work that was edited and re-edited until the band felt it was just right. The Rakes make hyper-smart songs brimming with bits from history and daily life and always manage to seek out the extraordinary within the mundane.

24 Apr 2009 | 2 comments | More

The Rakes at Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY, 4.07.09

“Thank you Brooklyn, thank you Brooklyn,” repeats The Rakes’ enigmatic singer Alan Donohoe at various points throughout the show.  It …Read the Rest

8 Apr 2009 | 3 comments | More

The Rakes Hit North America and Beyond Next Week New Tour in Support of Klang

The Rakes return to NYC next Monday, April 6th at Bowery Ballroom and April 7th at Union Hall, Brooklyn, after …Read the Rest

3 Apr 2009 | More