New Video : Beni Hem Hem

Iceland's Benni Hemm Hemm will be touring the US for the first time with a full 11 piece band, starting with their 7.5 appearance at NYC's Mercury Lounge. The band's sophomore album, Kajak, was released last month on Morr Music. This video, for "I Can Love You in a Wheelchair, Baby" is for a song from the band's self-titled debut album and features an Icelandic teenager auditioning for something called "Freestyle Keppni" with an interpretive dance / karaoke performance of the song. "Freestyle Keppni" could be anything from the local high school talent show to Icelandic Idol, for all we know. It's up to you to determine whether the omission of any actual loving in a wheelchair is a plus or minus.

7.05 New York, NY Mercury Lounge*
7.06 Boston, MA Middle East*
7.07 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
7.08 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
7.09 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
7.10 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
7.13 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe
7.14 Portland, OR Towne Lounge
7.16 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
7.17 Los Angeles, CA The Echo #
7.18 Phoenix, AZ Paperheart
7.20 Austin, TX Emo’s
7.21 Houston, TX Proletariat
7.24 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn %
7.25 Wilmington, NC Bella Festa %
7.26 Washington, Dc Rock and Roll Hotel %
7.27 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s %
7.28 Brooklyn, NY Union Hall %

* = w/ Casiotone For the Painfully Alone
# = w/ Adam Franklin (of Swervedriver)
% = w/ Get Him Eat Him

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bennihemmhemm

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