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Tempers Announce New Album “New Meaning” Due April 1st 2022 via Dais Records & Share First Single “Unfamiliar” Alongside Tour Dates

December 7, 2021
Photo credit: Julia Khoroshilov


 Announce new album ‘New Meaning’ due April 1st via DAIS
Share first single “Unfamiliar” 
Tour dates announced

New York City duo, comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper, aka Tempers specialise in a sleek strain of low-lit poetic synth-pop. Today the band have announced their new album ‘New Meaning‘ is set for release April 1st via DAIS and have shared the first single from the record “Unfamiliar“. 

Speaking about the track, Tempers’ vocalist Jasmine Golestaneh reveals, “‘Unfamiliar’ explores the idea of progress, and what qualities might be needed to actualise it. So often change is just a rebranding of the same structures and conventions, history repeating itself. But also on a personal level, it’s hard not to repeat mistakes, habits are so seductive. I was thinking about the power of liminal space, and how building a tolerance to unfamiliarity might be a revolutionary act.”

These few cosmic notes emerge and begin to sculpt the expressive landscape, carefully utilizing a few crucial tones to bring depth to the ensemble. The far-reaching vocal melodies consume the audience as they build cadence and shape the intoxicating vibe of this track. Moving, melodic, and deeply hypnotizing. The rhythmic passage which loops and adds this vital transition into the structure, it creates this lasting impression. Tempers are back on full-form ready to showcase their compelling creations, filled with emotion and delirious hooks and disco beats. Tempers explore new depths within their latest track and set the standards so high for the rest of their incoming album.

With their self-produced New Meaning, Tempers present an album about navigating the unknown, coping mechanisms and exploring the nature of choice. Its ten songs reflect on the creation of meaning as an access to liberation in times of transition and loss. Speculating on the transformative potential that exists alongside the grief of living in a world that is in an ongoing state of crisis.

This is distinctly nocturnal music, elegantly introspective and quietly intense, born of “living in a society that is still a dream of itself.” Tracks like “Unfamiliar,” “Nightwalking,” and “Sightseeing” distill the Tempers template to icy pop perfection, drum machinery framed in shivering reverb, Golestaneh’s voice both ethereal and towering, simultaneously within and above. Cooper speaks of production ideas regarding “human architecture,” breathing life into the precision of electronics, and of melodic intervals “on the exact edge between major and minor, severe and sweet.”

On other cuts, Golestaneh and Cooper’s production skews more evocatively greyscale, from new wave shadowplay (“Carried Away”) to depressive disco (“In And Out Of Hand”) to an elegy of hopeful resignation (“Secrets And Lies”). The album’s themes are echoed in the evocative cover photo, Lost Hotel (2016) by Beijing-based photography artist Chen Wei.

New Meaning is a document of forking paths and fleeting transcendence, the celebration of instability and impermanence, of embracing “a constant state of becoming.” Ten anthems for a derailed age, fugitive and sympathetic, nightwalking through an “anguished city” towards a nameless future, poised for rebirth: “When I have / when I have no name / my joy is blinding.”

The album has a companion book of original artwork and lyrics. Jasmine created a hand made collage for each song, translating it’s sonic landscapes and lyrical themes into concrete images. The book is published by Old Habits Press.

See Tempers live: 
14-Mar-22: Austin, TX – SXSW
31-Mar-22: New York City, NY – Elsewhere Zone 1
04-Apr-22: Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
06-Apr-22: Madison, WI – U. Wisconsin
10-Apr-22: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
12-Apr-22: Toronto, ON – The Garrison
13-Apr-22: Montreal, QB – Ritz
16-Apr-22: Seattle, WA – Crocodile 2nd Stage
17-Apr-22: Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
19-Apr-22: San Francisco, CA – Milk Bar
20-Apr-22: Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
21-Apr-22: San Diego, CA – Whistle Stop
24-Apr-22: El Paso, TX – The Reagan
27-Apr-22: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
28-Apr-22: Austin, TX – Mohawk
13-May-22: London, UK – Moth Club
18-May-22: Paris, FR – Point Éphémère
03-Jun-22: Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain

New Meaning track list:
1. Nightwalking
2. Unfamiliar
3. Multitudes
4. In And Out Of Hand
5. It Falls Into You
6. Secrets and Lies
7. Here Nor There
8. Song Behind A Wall
9. Carried Away
10. Sightseeing

Pre-order album here: https://smarturl.it/new-meaning


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