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Ian Svenonius’ ESCAPE-ISM announces new album, The Lost Record, due 7th September on Merge Records .. Listen to “Nothing Personal”

July 11, 2018

Alexandra Cabral



Ian Svenonius’ Escape-ism circumvents the rigmarole with
The Lost Record, out September 7 on Merge Records

Listen to “Nothing Personal” + UK tour dates in September 

Escape-ism​—​nom de g​uerre of mythic rock ’n’ roll provocateur / theorist / revolutionary ​Ian Svenonius​ (performer, author, filmmaker, etc.)—returns with The Lost Record on September 7, just ten months after he provided an Introduction to Escape-ism.

Watch the music video for “Nothing Personal” now and pre-order The Lost Record on CD, LP, and limited-edition clear Peak Vinyl in the Merge store or through your preferred digital music service.

The Lost Record is a classic, destined to bewitch the minds, hearts, and dancing shoes of any rock ’n’ roll fan who happens to discover it, for as long as such creatures exist. Without the high-octane hype machine of the mind-control minstrels who hypnotize the hapless through the mass media, The Lost Record is bound for inevitable obscurity, but—with its timeless tunes, poignant message, and innovative sound—rediscovery and immortal status is equally assured! The Lost Record, being what it is, has enormous selling potential. Music enthusiasts will be thrilled to be the ones clever and kind enough to have rescued this platter from oblivion.

Recorded in four different studios—Gaucho in Los Angeles, Flat Black in Iowa, Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD, and at Club Blasé in DC—the record is the culmination of humanity’s attempt at something poignant, perverse, and poetically imperfect.

At festivals, clubs, art galleries, happenings, parties, and put-downs, Escape-ism is ripping up stages, unlocking cages. See for yourself at one of the shows listed below.

“In a world of make-believe, it’s time to escape into reality … with Escape-ism.”
Escape-ism on tour:
Jul 27-29 Brittany, FR – Binic Festival
Aug 17 Los Angeles, CA – Getty Museum
Sep 07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 08 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
Sep 13 London, UK – Moth Club
Sep 14 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sep 15 York, UK – The Crescent
Sep 16 Manchester, UK – The Peer Hat
Sep 17 Margate, UK – TBA
Sep 18 Brighton, UK – The Rose Hill

Oct 06 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Ballroom^
Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Oct 21 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry#
Oct 22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel#
Oct 23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse#
Oct 31 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall%
* w/ No Age, Shopping
^ w/ Martin Rev, Roya
# w/ Thee Oh Sees
% w/ Shannon and The Clams

1. The Lost Record
2. Nothing Personal
3. I’m a Lover (at Close Range)
4. (I’m Gonna) Bite the Hand That Feeds
5. Bodysnatcher
6. The Feeling’s Mutual
7. I Don’t Know Where Those Words Have Been
8. Exorcist Stairs
9. You Darken My Night
10. Alphabet’s Gotta Be Changed
11. Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day
12. What Sign (Was Frankenstein)​




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