In case y’all haven’t heard yet, The Shondes started their fall tour this month.

What do the critics say?

“The Red Sea is a visceral work… Eli Oberman’s [violin] lends substantial melancholy to their quiet-loud dynamics. While being a radical, Judaic-bent, genderqueer, post-punk quartet sets The Shondes apart, being a political band whose music is as strong as its message is a rare treat.” – Jessica Hopper, Chicago Tribune

“Louisa Rachel Solomon’s vocals are strong, nimble and graceful …complex song structures intertwined with direct, inquisitive lyrics…an album rich in saw-tooth guitars, pummeling rhythms and an undeniably anthemic spirit…The Shondes are a twisted carnival film noir come true.” – Matt Kiser, CMJ (Jan 07, 2008)

“This is a band that rocks as if they just don’t give a fuck but has crafted their art in a manner that shows they clearly do.” – Earfarm

“Riot grrrl radicalism wed to classically structured songs, distortion pedals, clashing vocals, and powerful lyrics.” – The Village Voice

“Ready for an indie break out….radical politics, inspired riffs, textured hamonies and pure sex appeal” – Curve Magazine

Give ’em some love y’all!!! Check out a full list of all their upcoming shows after the jump, coming to a city/town in the U.S. near you!

Aug 29 2008 9:00P
Tritone Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 30 2008 8:00P
424 Clark Street Morgantown, West Virginia
Aug 31 2008 8:00P
Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sep 3 2008 8:00P
TC’s Speakeasy Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sep 4 2008 8:00P
The Void Lexington, Kentucky
Sep 5 2008 8:00P
Headliners Louisville, Kentucky
Sep 6 2008 8:00P
Mad Planet Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 7 2008 8:00P
The Off-Broadway St. Louis, Missouri
Sep 10 2008 8:00P
The Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Sep 11 2008 8:00P
Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Sep 13 2008 8:00P
The Picador IOWA CITY, Iowa
Sep 14 2008 8:00P
The Triple Rock Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 17 2008 8:00P
TBA Eugene, Oregon
Sep 18 2008 8:00P
Towne Lounge Portland, Oregon
Sep 19 2008 8:00P
The High Dive Seattle, Washington
Sep 20 2008 8:00P
The Track House Olympia, Washington
Sep 24 2008 8:00P
the Hotel Utah San Francisco, California
Sep 25 2008 8:00P
The Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, California
Sep 27 2008 8:00P
TBA Santa Barbara, California
Oct 1 2008 8:00P
The Living Room Tucson, Arizona
Oct 3 2008 8:00P
tba santa fe, New Mexico
Oct 5 2008 8:00P
Emo’s Austin, Texas
Oct 7 2008 8:00P
The Dragon’s Den NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana
Oct 10 2008 8:00P
Little Kings Shuffle Club Athens
Oct 11 2008 8:00P
Wonderroot Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 16 2008 8:00P
Churchill’s Pub Miami, Florida
Oct 18 2008 8:00P
the Nightlight CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina
Oct 23 2008 8:00P
The Knitting Factory NEW YORK CITY, New York
Oct 30 2008 8:00P
Hampshire College Amherst, Massachusetts
Oct 31 2008 8:00P
Geno’s Portland, Maine
Nov 6 2008 8:00P
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, New York
Nov 15 2008 8:00P
University of Maryland College Park, Maryland