Tonstartssbandht are no strangers to the live album—their releases include the unambiguously titled Overseas, Nantes, and Russian Tour Tape 2013. It comes as a pleasant (but not altogether shocking) surprise that their latest release, called Hanoi, is a recording of their set in the Vietnamese capital. The tour-exclusive tape will be available at the Florida-raised brothers’ July shows with Montreal’s Steve Jr, and released through Edwin White’s label, Does Are.
Side B of Hanoi is expansive and meandering, its playfulness amplified with a reverbed-out a cappella section and a merch table shoutout. The set ends with an infectious groove through a barely recognizable rendition of “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”. The novelty of a show in Vietnam aside, Hanoi’s real value is that it’s a solid recording of a damn good Tonstartssbandht show.
Stream Hanoi’s Side B below. You’ll also find a tracklist and dates for Tonstartssbandht’s tour with Steve Jr.
SIDE A – OPENING MEDLEY
Dad Beating Up Dudes Downtown
SIDE B – HYMN / LOVE / CIRCLE
Hymn Our Garden / Midnite Cobras / Welsh Souper
It’s Only Love (A Capella)*
May The Circle Be Unbroken Medley**
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love****
*written by International Harvester
**traditional arr. Jason Pierce
*** written by Solomon Burke
02 Cleveland, OH at Mahall’s 20 Lanes
03 Chicago, IL at Schuba’s Tavern
04 Lexington, KY at River Girls Fest @ County Club
06 Nashville, TN at Fond Object
07 Asheville, NC at TBA
08 Chapel Hill, NC at Local 506
09 Baltimore, MD at Floristree
10 Rochester, NY at TBA
11 Montreal, QC at Drones