Crowded House frontman Neil Finn, and his wife, Sharon Finn's Pajama Club have set a September 13th release date for their self-titled debut and have announced some U.S. shows this month with more coming this summer.
The New Zealand-based group also include local indie musician Sean Donnelly (SJD), and in its touring incarnation, former Grates drummer Alana Skyring.
The skeleton of the songs were formed when Neil and Sharon began jamming together just for fun at home, drinking wine, wearing pajamas and realizing they had something going on, other than a raw groove. Eventually Neil added additional layers of guitar, keys, and other melodic lines to the bare-bones songs while he toured with Crowded House in 2009.
The final piece of the puzzle came when Sean Donnelly began rounding out the tracks with electronic loops and texture, in a similarly independent, creative, and organic fashion that Neil and Sharon had first begun.
The band will play several East Coast US tour dates in June, including the 'Solid Sound' Festival and will commence a short West Coast Fall tour in August.
Pajama Club US Tour Dates: Tickets On Sale Now
More shows announced every week
06/23: Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere Music Hall
06/24: North Adam, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
06/26: New York , NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/28 Fairfield CT @ Stage One
06/29 Chicago, IL @ Double Door