ALGIERS DEBUT COVER OF OUTKAST’S “LIBERATION”
ALGIERS DEBUT COVER OF
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEK
NEW ALBUM THERE IS NO YEAR
OUT NOW ON MATADOR RECORDS
“…the music is as electrifying, unpredictable and chaotic as ever…”—The Guardian
“Rage, desperation and hope against the odds drive ‘Dispossession,’
a hardheaded rallying cry…”—The New York Times
“There Is No Year might be the best album of 2020…”—Afropunk
“The riffs are heavier, the grooves cheekier, the politics clearer and more righteous
than ever before…”—The Line of Best Fit
Atlanta via London/NYC four-piece Algiers unveil their cover of fellow Atlantans Outkast’s “Liberation” today with a live video filmed in their mutual hometown. Watch here.
Furthermore, the band kicks off their North American headline run in support of new album There Is No Year tomorrow night, March 11, in Philadelphia, with further dates at D.C.’s Black Cat, Los Angeles’ The Echo, Brooklyn’s St. Vitus and more. See below and visit algierstheband.com/live for further details.
There Is No Year is out now on Matador Records. Get the album, which features singles “We Can’t Be Found,” “Void” and “Dispossession,” here. Algiers recently appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to perform “Dispossession,” watch here.
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 notes on 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, more genre-challenging 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
3. Hour of the Furnaces
4. Losing is Ours
7. Wait for The Sound
8. Repeating Night
9. We Can’t Be Found
10. Nothing Bloomed
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 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—SOLD OUT
April 10 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