Chikita Violenta Ink Deal with Arts and Crafts

The news broke earlier this week that Mexican indie rock band Chikita Violenta have signed with Arts & Crafts as of August 13th. This may come as no surprise to some, since their upcoming album TRE3S is the culmination of a long-standing friendship with the label and former Broken Social Scene producer Dave Newfeld. The new record, as well as their 2007 release, was recorded over the course of multiple trips to Ontario to work with Newfeld. That’s what I call dedication! TR3S is actually out as of today in Mexico, with an international release being planned for some time in early 2011.Here’s a quick rundown on the band and their sound:

Chikita Violenta continues to display a unique sound, intensely crafted and expanded in the spirit of North American and British alt college lo-fi rock. Where once the band’s bold English-language approach was unheard of in Mexico, and even criticized, Chikita Violenta has become one of Mexico’s biggest indie acts, praised simultaneously for their compelling songwriting and all-consuming live performances.

To top it all off, Chikita will be joining Built to Spill and Ra Ra Riot on tour throughout North America in the coming months.  Check out the dates below.

8/29/10 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners *
8/30/10 – Akron, OH @ Musica *
8/31/10 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St. *
9/1/10 – Dewey Beach, DE @ Bottle & Cork *
9/2/10 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
9/3/10 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *
9/4/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
9/27/10 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street ^
9/28/10 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place ^
9/29/10 – Providence, RI @ The Met ^
10/1/10 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^
10/2/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero ^
10/3/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel ^
10/4/10 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig ^
10/5/10 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^
10/7/10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ^
10/8/10 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room ^
10/9/10 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater ^
10/11/10 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
10/12/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue ^
10/13/10 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club ^
10/14/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
10/16/10 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital Festival
* w/ Built To Spill
^ w/ Ra Ra Riot

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