Stream the new single from Princeton, “Shout It Out” plus updated tour dates

Los Angeles-based Princeton is releasing their debut record, Cocoon of Love, September 29th on Kanine Records. Growing up on Princeton Street in Santa Monica, the group now lives in an aging green house on a hillside in the Eagle Rock district of LA where their album was recorded.

This week the band released its first vinyl release, a 7″ single on Kanine with the album track “Shout it Out” and exclusive B-side “Moonbeams.” The band will celebrate the release of this single on Saturday night in their hometown, Los Angeles, at Pehrspace where they will be joined by Fol Chen and a surprise special guest.

Among the many detrimental effects that love has on the mind, one of the more subtle is the way it litters the memory with a batch of misplaced associations – places, figures, products and (especially) music that, through chance, become invested with deep personal significance. This detritus of love is scattered all over Princeton’s, Cocoon of Love, right down to its title, taken from a chance line on a long-ago-cancelled children’s show. Stacks of herbal tea, a glow-in-the-dark monument, paperback writers, the Wall Street Journal, a departing Mercedes, The Metamorphosis, a series of Cambridge-commissioned paintings, video arcades, graffiti, and a cyclist on the Autobahn all figure prominently into Princeton’s musical sketches.

Princeton is twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel, Ben Usen and David Kitz. In anticipation and support of their debut album, they’ll head out on tour with Ra Ra Riot and other touring acts through the rest of the year.


Aug 29th Pehrspace Los Angeles, CA +
Aug 31st Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 1st Hi Dive Denver, CO
Sep 2nd The Waiting Room Omaha, NE #
Sept 3rd Picador Iowa City, IA
Sep 4th The House Cafe Dekalb, IL #
Sep 5th Frankie’s Toledo, OH #
Sep 6th Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA #
Sep 8th Sonar / Talking Head Club Stage Baltimore, MD

Sep 17th Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN $ &
Sept 18th The High Noon Saloon Madison, WI * $ &
Sep 19th Krannert Center / Pygmalion Fest Urbana, IL $
Sep 20th The Firebird St. Louis, MO $ &
Sep 21st The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS $ &
Sep 23rd Granada Theater Dallas, TX $ &
Sep 24th Emo’s Austin, TX $ &
Sep 25th Warehouse Live Houston, TX $ &
Sep 26th Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA $ &
Sep 27th Bottle Tree Birmingham, AL $ &
Sep 29th The Masquerade Atlanta, GA $ &
Sep 30th Cat’s Cradle Carborro, NC $ &
Oct 1st 9:30 Club Washington, DC $ &
Oct 2nd Trocadero Philadelphia, PA $ &
Oct 3rd Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA $ &
Oct 4th Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY &
Oct 8th Terrace Club Princeton, NY
Oct 10th Duke Coffee House Durham, NC

+ = w/ Fol Chen, Surprise Guest
% = w/ Phil and the Osophers
$ = w/ Ra Ra Riot
& = w/ Maps and Atlases
* = w/ Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s


Cocoon of Love
Street Date: Sept. 29, 2009

1. Sadie and Andy (feat. Meredith Metcalf)
2. Show Some Love, When Your Man Gets Home
3. Calypso Gold
4. Korean War Memorial
5. Stunner Shades in Heaven
6. Martina and Clive Krantz
7. Shout it Out
8. Sylvie
9. I Left My Love in Nagasaki
10. Worried Head
11. The Wild

Shout it Out 7″
Street Date: Aug. 25, 2009

1. Shout it Out
2. Moonbeams

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