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Villagers First Listen Announced

05/21/2010
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NPR.org will stream Villagers' Domino Records debut 'Becoming A Jackal' for one week Starting on June 1, leading to the album's US release on June 8.

O'Brien, who will kick off a solo East Coast tour on June 17, performed a stripped down version of album track "Home" for Yours Tru.ly recently. Watch the video for a taste of what's to come here

Overseas, the album is already earning rave reviews: The Telegraph UK gave the album 5 stars, stating "with his gorgeous debut, [Conor J.] O'Brien joins Damien Rice and Bon Iver as standard bearers for a looser, stranger 21st-century form of singer-songwriting." In a glowing 4-star review, The Irish Times said the LP is "is, and effortlessly so, one of the best Irish albums for many a year."

Villagers US Dates:
Thu. Jun 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall
Sat. Jun 19 - Boston, MA @ Armory Cafe
Mon. Jun 21 - Washington, DC @ DC9
Tue. Jun 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (side chapel)
Wed. Jun-23 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub


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