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Algiers Release New Single “I Can’t Stand It!” Featuring Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands) and Jae Matthews (Boy Harsher) – New Album Out February 24th via Matador & UK EU US Tour Dates Announced

January 20, 2023
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2023 UK, EU & US Tour Dates Announced

 Algiers release new single “I Can’t Stand It!”, taken from their forthcoming new album ’SHOOK’, released February 24 on Matador. The song features Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands) and Jae Matthews (Boy Harsher). It samples fellow Atlanta artist Lee Moses’ 1971 song, “What You Don’t Want Me To Be”.

This deep cut consumes you, intoxicating and electrifying at every angle of this release. The dark atmospherical ensemble allows power to surge throughout the volatile journey, the vocals hook your attention and alter your mood. The lyrics define this personal approach, it resonates with such a raw theme and the fragility of the words combined with the explosive harmonies allow the audience to fixate on the outcome of this exploration, its cryptic layers ooze this variety of contrast and this dramatic essence.

I Can’t Stand It!” was written and produced by frontman Franklin James Fisher, who says: “It’s a very personal song about a devastating loss of someone I believed to be the love of my life which nearly ended in my suicide. I think the song’s narrative arc reflects the sense of dread and the path that led me to that moment. She put on “What You Don’t Want Me To Be” the first time I heard it and I knew immediately that I was going to sample it—I just couldn’t have known the result would be a song about our own end. But every time I sing that song now it feels like I heal a little bit more.

Jae Matthews says of her contribution: “I wanted to give Algiers not so much a narrative, but a recollection of a feeling. That abstract evocation that comes when you think about someone who broke yr heart and how that pain still tethers you.

1. Everybody Shatter (ft. Big Rube)
2. Irreversible Damage (ft. Zack de la Rocha)
3. 73%
4. Cleanse Your Guilt Here
5. As It Resounds (ft. Big Rube)
6. Bite Back (ft. billy woods & Backxwash)
7. Out of Style Tragedy (ft. Mark Cisneros)
8. Comment #2
9. A Good Man
10. I Can’t Stand It! (ft. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)
11. All You See Is
12. Green Iris
13. Born (ft. LaToya Kent)
14. Cold World (ft. Nadah El Shazly)
15. Something Wrong
16. An Echophonic Soul (ft. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi)
17. Momentary (ft. Lee Bains III)
Jan 26 USA, Fort Collins, CO, Washington’s Foco
Feb 9 Ireland, Dublin, Workman’s
                                 Feb 10-12 Netherlands, The Hague, Grauzone Festival
Feb 15 Belgium, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
Feb 16 Switzerland, Winterthur Salzhaus
Feb 17 Italy, Ravenna, Bronson
Feb 18 Italy, Pordenone, Capitol
Feb 20 Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Šiška
Feb 21 Austria, Vienna, Flex
Feb 22 Austria, Linz, Posthof
Feb 24 Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
Feb 25 Poland, Warsaw, Niebo
Mar 1 Germany, Dresden, Beatpol
Mar 2 Germany, Berlin, Hole44
Mar 3 Germany, Bielefeld, Forum
Mar 4 Germany, Schorndorf, Manufaktur
Mar 5 Germany, Cologne, Club Volta
Mar 7 France, Paris, Petit Bain
 Mar 8, UK London, The Dome
Mar 15-17, USA Texas, Austin, SXSW
Mar 19 USA, Phoenix AZ, Rebel Lounge
Mar 20 USA, San Diego CA, Bottom Of The Hill
Mar 21 USA, Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory NoHo
Mar 23 USA, Oakland CA, Starline Social Club
Mar 25 USA, Portland, OR, Show Bar at Revolution Hall
Mar 26 USA, Seattle, WA Madame Lou’s
Mar 29 USA, Minneapolis, MN, 7th St Entry
Mar 30 USA, Chicago, IL, Sleeping Village
Mar 31 USA, Louisville, KY, Whirling Tiger
Apr 2 USA, Knoxville, TN, Big Ears Festival
Apr 3 USA, Durham, NC, The Pinhook
Apr 4 USA, Washington, DC, DC9
Apr 5 USA, Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA
Apr 6 USA, New York, NY, Racket
Apr 7 Canada, Montreal, Casa Del Popolo
Apr 8 Canada, Toronto, The Garrison



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