ALGIERS DEBUT NEW SONG “WE CAN’T BE FOUND” AND VIDEO

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ALGIERS DEBUT NEW SONG
“WE CAN’T BE FOUND” AND VIDEO

THERE IS NO YEAR OUT JANUARY 17
ON MATADOR RECORDS

TO PLAY U.S. IN-STORE PERFORMANCES THIS MONTH,

TOURING NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE 2020

“Powered, as ever, by the soapbox preacher vocals of Franklin James Fisher, and amplified by portentous gospel backing vocals, the Atlanta group anthemically
square up to oppression”—The Guardian

“Rage, desperation and hope against the odds drive ‘Dispossession,’
a hardheaded rallying cry”—The New York Times

(credit: Christian Högstedt)

Algiers debut a new track, “We Can’t Be Found,” and its accompanying video from their highly anticipated forthcoming album There Is No Year today—listen/watch here. The album, the Atlanta via London/NYC four-piece’s third, is out January 17 on Matador Records.

The mesmerizing visual for the sinuous, dub-inflected song, which builds to a soaring, cascading chorus, propelled by the powerhouse vocals of frontman Franklin James Fisher, was directed by Ian Cone. “I always feel the most successful music videos are the ones that are reflective and convey the mood of the song to the listener over everything else,” says guitarist Lee Tesche. “In this instance, we collaborated with the artist Lloyd Benjamin, trying to frame some of his sculpture work in a more abstracted way, referencing the urban dystopian cityscapes found in the German expressionist films of the 1930s. The result aspires to be somewhere in between the unsettling work of Darius Khondji and the set design of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari or Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.”
“We Can’t Be Found” follows the release of “Void,” accompanied by a powerful live video shot in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, as well as “Dispossession,” which The New York Times called “a hardheaded rallying cry.” Its accompanying video was filmed in Paris and Algiers with director Sohail Daulatzai.
In celebration of There Is No Year, the band will perform in several U.S. record stores the week of release including Atlanta’s Criminal Records, Philadelphia’s Repo and Brooklyn’s Rough Trade. See below and visit algierstheband.com/instoretour for further details. In February, the band will kick off a European tour, returning stateside in March.
The album was recorded over the past year by childhood friends and Atlanta natives Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan and Lee Tesche, as well as drummer Matt Tong, in New York alongside producers Randall Dunn [Sunn O))), Earth] and Ben Greenberg [Zs, Uniform (as featured on Twin Peaks season 3)]. There Is No Year is titled for author Blake Butler’s novel of the same name, a major inspiration to the band over the course of the album’s making.
“Those aware of the ideals of this outspoken four-piece will find their latest direction on There Is No Year traversing unprecedented ground,” says Butler in his bio for the album. “Coming off two years of nonstop world-touring for their critically acclaimed second album, The Underside of Power—including Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and the Balkans, where they have established a rabid following; an extended stint opening for Depeche Mode in huge stadiums such as the 75,000-capacity Olympiastadion in Berlin; as well as Glastonbury 2019—There is No Year solidifies and expands upon the doom-laden soul of their foundation, toward an even vaster, genre-reformatting sound, one somehow suspended in the amber of ‘a different era,’ as described by guitarist Lee Tesche.”
Formed in London in 2012 by Fisher, Mahan and Tesche, friends from Atlanta who had been playing music together since childhood, the band recruited drummer Matt Tong (ex-Bloc Party) and signed to Matador in 2014. Since, they have toured relentlessly worldwide and released two massively acclaimed albums, 2015’s self titled and their breakthrough 2017 sophomore LP The Underside of Power.

Read full bio here.

ALGIERS—THERE IS NO YEAR

1. There Is No Year

2. Dispossession

3. Hour of the Furnaces

4. Losing is Ours

5. Unoccupied

6. Chaka

7. Wait for The Sound

8. Repeating Night

9. We Can’t Be Found

10. Nothing Bloomed

11. Void

 

ALGIERS LIVE IN-STORE TOUR

January 17                                                   Atlanta, GA                                        Criminal Records
January 18                                                   Raleigh, NC                                    Schoolkids Records
January 20                                                Baltimore, MD                                   The Sound Garden
January 21                                               Philadelphia, PA                                                        Repo
January 22                                                 Brooklyn, NY                                    Rough Trade NYC
ALGIERS LIVE
February 3                                                 Brighton, U.K.                                                 The Haunt
February 5                                                  London, U.K.                                 Village Underground
February 6                                              Manchester, U.K.                                                        YES
February 7                                                 Glasgow, U.K.                                                        Stereo
February 8                                                Dublin, Ireland                                                    Whelans
February 10                                                 Leeds, U.K.                                                     Brudenell
February 12                                            Brussels, Belgium                                Botanique Rotonde
February 13                                       Amsterdam, Netherlands                              Paradiso Upstairs
February 14                                           Cologne, Germany                                             Club Volta
February 15                                         Schorndorf, Germany                                          Manufaktur
February 17                                           Frankfurt, Germany                                                    Zoom
February 18                                            Dresden, Germany                                                   Beatpol
February 20                                              Warsaw, Poland                                                   Hybrydy
February 21                                       Prague, Czech Republic                            Lucerna Music Bar
February 22                                              Vienna, Austria                                                          Flex
February 25                                            Munich, Germany                                                      Strom
February 26                                                 Rome, Italy                                                           Monk
February 27                                                 Milan, Italy                                                           Ohibò
February 29                                             Barcelona, Spain                                          Razzmatazz 3
March 1                                                     Madrid, Spain                                                Café Berlin
March 3                                                  Bordeaux, France                                                      Barby
March 4                                                     Nantes, France                                                   Stereolux
March 5                                                      Paris, France                                         La Maroquinerie
March 11                                                 Philadelphia, PA                                     Johnny Brenda’s
March 12                                                Washington, D.C.                                                Black Cat
March 13                                                   Asheville, NC                                                   Mothlight
March 14                                                     Atlanta, GA                                                              529
March 16-22                                                Austin, TX                                                          SXSW
March 20                                                     Tucson, AZ                                             Club Congress
March 21                                                   San Diego, CA                                                      Casbah
March 24                                                 Los Angeles, CA                                                 The Echo
March 25                                                San Francisco, CA                                                      Slims
March 25-29                                                  Boise, ID                                 Treefort Music Festival
March 28                                                    Portland, OR                                                Polaris Hall
March 29                                                     Seattle, WA                                             The Crocodile
April 1                                                        St. Paul, MN                                                    Turf Club
April 2                                                      Milwaukee, WI                                              Cactus Club
April 3                                                         Chicago, IL                                               Empty Bottle
April 4                                                       Columbus, OH                                              Rumba Café
April 5                                                          Detroit, MI                                               Deluxx Fluxx
April 6                                                        Toronto, ON                                                The Baby G
April 7                                                        Montreal, QC                                 Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
April 9                                                       Brooklyn, NY                                                 Saint Vitus
April 16-19                                          Tulburg, Netherlands                       Roadburn 2020 Festival
April 21                                                 Hamburg, Germany                                                    Knust
April 23                                                     Oslo, Norway                                                    Revolver
April 24                                                 Stockholm, Sweden                                         Nalen Klubb
April 25                                                     Lund, Sweden                                                     Mejeriet
April 27                                                   Berlin, Germany                                                         Lido
April 29                                               St. Petersburg, Russia                                                  Morze
April 30                                                   Moscow, Russia                                                Aglomerat
May 3                                                     Bern, Switzerland                                                         ISC
May 4                                                    Zurich, Switzerland                                                Bogen F

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