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Louis XIV To Release Sophomore Album, 'Slick Dogs And Ponies,' Jan. 29

12/9/2007 11:00am EST
Louis XIVOn January 29, 2008, Louis XIV will release their second full-length album Slick Dogs and Ponies on Atlantic Records. It's been almost three years since their debut The Best Little Secrets Are Kept, and on their self-produced follow-up the San Diego quartet explore new sonic terrain.

The lush, grandiose collection includes string arrangements by world renowned composer David Campbell (as in Beck's dad...I know, right??). What results is a record that demonstrates a devotion to artistic growth, blending classical sensibility with their rock and roll roots.

The debut single, "Guilt By Association", is an example of classic Louis XIV neo-glam: catchy, playful taunts over a scratchy dance-punk track, declaring "You don't have to do the crime to serve the time". It's not all vintage Louis XIV, however. As front man Jason Hill explains, "The minute people think they have you pegged, you have to try something new."

Slick Dogs and Ponies follows this year's digital-only EP The Distances From Everyone To You - a four-song release which includes three Louis originals, as well as their "glamtastic" cover of Queen's "Flash's Theme" which was featured in the Sci-Fi Channel's Flash Gordon series.

Louis XIVCatch Louis XIV On Tour
December 15 – Rimac Arena – San Diego, CA (FM 94.9)
December 16 – The Empire – Sacramento, CA (FM 106.5)

w/ Hot Hot Heat and Editors
January 8 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 9 – Jannus Landing – St. Petersburg, FL
January 10 – House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
January 11 – The Roxy – Atlanta, GA
January 12 – Wildhorse – Nashville, TN
January 14 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
January 15 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
January 17 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
January 18 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
January 19 – Orpheum theater – Boston, MA
January 20 – Club Soda – Montreal, QUE
January 22 – Koolhaus – Toronto, ONT
January 23 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
January 25 – Vic theater – Chicago, IL
January 26 – Majestic theater – Detroit, MI
January 27 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
January 29 – Majestic theater – Madison, WI
January 30 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
February 1 – Ogden theater – Denver, CO
February 4 – Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
February 5 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
February 6 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
February 8 – Warfield Theater – San Francisco, CA
February 9 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
February 10 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
February 13 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
February 14 – House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
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