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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 24, 2011

Guards Announce Fall Tour Dates With Deer Tick

Guards Announce Fall Tour Dates With Deer Tick Release Daytrotter Session Announce CMJ Dates

Guards was formed in New York City when Richie James Follin returned from a European tour to a recording studio with nothing in it but a broken electric 12 string guitar and an omnichord.


He wrote and recorded a few songs for his little sister to sing on ,but ended up singing on the songs himself. He enlisted the help of his friends (Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, James Richardson of MGMT, Loren Shane Humphrey of Willowz) and family (Madeline Follin of Cults) to guest on some songs and they spread the word without his knowledge via twitter and the internet. Then, he decided to give the songs away for free.

Richie James Follin is 27 and he is originally from southern California. He started the Willowz (lead singer and guitarist) when he was 19 in 2002 and has released 4 records with them as well as a solo record and multiple other projects. He also plays guitar in Cults.

CMJ Dates

10/19 - 4:15 PM - Pianos - New York, NY %

10/19 - 10:45 PM - Cake Shop - New York, NY#

10/20 - 2:00 PM - Pianos - New York, NY +

10/22 - 10:00 PM Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY &

% = We Listen For You CMJ Party w/ Nerves Junior, The Pass, ARMS

# = Origami Vinyl Showcase w/ Bleached, FIDLAR, Races, Weekend, Tropical Popsicle, Audacity

+ = CMJ Showcase w/ Body Language, Warm Ghost, Caveman, High Highs, Grimes, CSLSX, Porcelain Raft, Hands, Doldrums, Beige, Little Red, Parlovr

& = w/ White Birds, 1,2,3, Hands, Races

Tour Dates

10/13 - Schine Underground (Syracuse University) - Syracuse, NY #

10/31- Casbah - San Diego, CA $

11/1 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA $

11/3 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA $

11/4 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA $

11/5 - Mission Theatre - Portland, OR $

11/6 - The Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC $

11/7 - The Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA $

11/9 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT $

11/10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO $

11/12 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN $

11/13 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI $

11/14 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL $

11/15 - The Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI $

11/16 - Lee’s Place - Toronto, ON $

11/17 - Castaways - Ithaca, NY $

# = w/ Class Actress

$ = w/ Deer Tick

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