ALGIERS perform arresting cover of Outkast’s ‘Liberation’ live in Atlanta, US tour starts this week

March 11, 2020



Atlanta via London/NYC four-piece Algiers unveil an arresting re-imagination of fellow Atlantan’s Outkast’s classic 1998 track ‘Liberation’ today, with a live video filmed in the cavernous Conklin Metal Building their mutual hometown.

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 band kick off their North American headline run in support of new album There Is No Year on 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 for further details.

There Is No Year was recorded in New York throughout 2019 by childhood friends and Atlanta natives Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan and Lee Tesche, as well as drummer Matt Tong (ex-Bloc Party), alongside producers Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Oren Ambarchi) and Ben Greenberg (Zs, Uniform, The Men). The album is titled after author and fellow Atlanta native Blake Butler’s novel of the same name, a major inspiration to the band over the course of the album’s making.

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 by Blake Butler here.

March 1 – 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

There Is No Year – Tracklisting:
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

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