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Arum Rae delivers danceable, frills-free rock on 'Let's Shake'

Arum Rae

(Kaznocha)

When Berklee-trained singer-songwriter Arum Rae was being courted by a major label last year, the former Austin, Texas resident (currently located in Brooklyn) booked recording time for a demo with Jim Eno, the drummer and producer for Spoon who helped develop the punchy, minimalist aesthetic that’s become one of that band’s defining characteristics. The deal never came through, and Rae is now presenting the demos as an EP (her second this year) of “lost” recordings.

Waving Wild comes out Nov. 4. Its lead single, “Let’s Shake,” is a bracing, stripped-down, full-speed-ahead reminder that, oh yeah, rock ‘n’ roll is dance music at heart.

Upcoming Arum Rae Tour Dates

# - w/ Generationals

9/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb’s

9/22 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe

9/23 - Chicago, IL - Martyr’s

9/25 - St. Louis, MO - The Gramophone

9/26 - Lansing, MI - Mac’s Bar

9/27 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival

9/28 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues (Cambridge Room)

9/30 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory

10/01 - Little Rock, AR - Juanitas

10/03 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

10/04 - Austin, TX - Stubbs (ACL Fest late-night show)

10/07 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds Downstairs #

10/08 - Dallas, TX - Prophet Bar #

10/09 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon #

10/10 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn #

10/11 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall #

10/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #

10/14 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley

10/15 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree Cafe #

10/16 - Hattiesburg, MS - Thirsty Hippo #

10/17 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks #

10/18 - Mobile, AL - Alchemy Tavern

10/20 - Athens, GA - The Georgia Theatre Rooftop

10/21 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom

10/22 - Asheville, NC - One Stop at Asheville Music Hall

10/23 - Charlottesville, VA - The Garage

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