SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 06, 2008 15:14 ET

The Little Ones Sign With Chop Shop/Atlantic; Acclaimed Indie-Pop Group Announce Fall Tour to Coincide With U.S. Release of Full-Length Debut; "Morning Tide" Arrives October 7th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 6, 2008) - Acclaimed indie-pop group The Little Ones have signed with Atlantic affiliate label Chop Shop Records, and unveiled plans for the U.S. release of their full-length debut, "Morning Tide." Recently released independently via the venerable Heavenly Recordings in the UK, the album is already receiving a flood of critical praise -- with NME calling it "...a collection of songs that take the word 'pop' in 'pop music' literally, bursting with effervescence and joy." The highly anticipated, 11-song collection will arrive in stores and online on October 7.

To support the U.S. release of "Morning Tide," The Little Ones have announced a run of tour dates with NYC-based indie rockers The Walkmen. The two-week jaunt kicks off at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC on October 2nd (see below itinerary).

Los Angeles-based The Little Ones burst onto the music scene with their self-released mini-album, "Sing-Song," in 2005. The New York Times called the collection " of the year's most lovable indie-rock CDs." NME went even further with their 9-out-of-10 review, dubbing it "...the best 'pop' album this millennium." The band has also built a passionate following with their energetic live shows, touring in both the U.S. and abroad with the Kaiser Chiefs, The Magic Numbers, and Ra-Ra Riot, not to mention at such events as the Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits festivals.

The group self-released a sneak preview of "Morning Tide" in the form of their "Terry Tales and Fallen Gates" EP this past spring, prompting a "Breaking Out" feature in Spin, which noted "...The Little Ones play a perky brand of blue-skies indie pop that sounds like a retrofitted blast from California's endless-summer past."

The Little Ones are: Edward Reyes (vocals, guitar), Brian Reyes (bass, vocals), Ian Moreno (guitar), Lee LaDonceur (keyboards), David Esau (drums).

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                   THE LITTLE ONES
                     Tour Dates
                 (with The Walkmen)

2       Carrboro, NC            Cat's Cradle
3       Atlanta, GA             The Earl
4       Tallahassee, FL         Club Down Under
5       Orlando, FL             The Social
7       Birmingham, AL          The Bottletree
8       New Orleans, LA         Republic
9       Houston, TX             Walters On Washington
10      Austin, TX              The Parish
11      Dallas, TX              Pontiac Garage at the House Of Blues
12      Memphis, TN             Hi Tone
13      Nashville, TN           The Basement
14      Newport, KY             Southgate House

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