UK indie-techno veterans Seefeel, who emerged from 12 years of hibernation to play at their longtime label Warp Records' 20th anniversary shows in 2009, have called off what would have been their first-ever U.S. tour.
If the statement from the band is any indication, the reason for the cancellation seems all too familiar (see: Mogwai, Einsturzende Neubauten, Steve Ignorant/Crass). It reads:
"Seefeel and Warp are extremely saddened to announce the cancellation of Seefeel's US tour. Bureaucratic hoop-jumping beyond the band's control is unfortunately to blame, and the fans will have to suffer for it. Again, we're so very sorry to disappoint you all with this news and hopefully fans can bear with the band a while longer before the US tour (which they very much want to happen) can occur without any snags.
The band, which released their self-titled effort this past February (their first LP in 16 years), was supposed to play five shows in the U.S. that would have taken them from NYC to Chicago to LA and finally San Francisco. Refunds are available at point of purchase. To hear what might have been, check out a track from the new album below. [via Brooklyn Vegan]