"Arms" is out along with a couple of other new tracks from the upcoming album, in a variety of remixes by a wonderful selection of artists (Peter Kirn, Autist, Jemek Jemowit and others). It is now available on Bandcamp and later on other digital platforms.
All the profits from Bandcamp will be forwarded to a Berlin based organization directly assisting war asylum seekers.
10 of those who count/guess the closest amount of guns in the "Arms" video will get a special edition* LP of "The West Against The People" as soon as we have it from the pressing plant. // send your numbers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(*The special edition features a poster with The Sounds of Softness film and further new tracks that will be revealed gradually in the coming months - as well as the album's full content: the essay, solo tracks, tracks with Your Government, and collaborations with Felix Kubin and Die Toedliche Doris).
New live dates announced, album making of videos and live song premieres
"To The light" will be soon released. in the meantime, here's some images of the shooting by Theo Taylor.
"Arms" was nominated for a MuVi award - the music video category at Oberhausen Film Festival. 'twas fun to bump into some unexpected friends.
First UK dates with Your Government announced
03.08.17 - London - Oslo (with Silver Apples) 04.08.17 - Glasgow - Stereo 05.08.17 - Nottingham - JT Soar 06.08.17 - Braziers Park - Supernormal festival FB event.
Second record pressing + new dates
How exciting! we've run short of the new album so fast that it had to already be repressed! the second edition comes with preeteee stickers.
More live dates will follow in Riga, Prague, Switzerland, Italy, Tel Aviv and other places. Check the shows page for details.
We've had a great time with the boys in the UK, and I had so much fun curating an hour for NTS radio with some African synthonies. Catch ithere.
Disclaimer:The hands in the picture belong to the drummers.
UK tour doc
Here's a little documentary/short art film by Theo Taylor (drummer, filmmaker and more) from earlier this month >>
The next dates with YG will be in December and the dates around em are still open:
02.12.17 - Leipzig - Schauspiel Leipzig 03.12.17 - St Vith, BE - Kino Corso 04.12.17 - Dusseldorf - Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf
"Firstling II" remix video
Body Bender created this beautiful video for their remix off aerial shots of decaying Aleppo. it's wonderful and highly disturbing... do take a look>
The track is off "Arms: remixes", of which profits are forwarded to a Berlin based organization that helps asylum seekers.
New 10" out 23.11 (Faust Studio Sessions & Other Recordings) + new video
It has been an incredible year and we're thrilled to announce the release of a new 10": "Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings" (out 23.11 on Klangbad and Stockholm's Sing A Song Fighter).
The 10" features further recordings from the Faust studio, as well as collaborations with Julia Kent (on a Robbie Basho cover) and The Great Hans Unstern Swindle. It will be also available as a digital download.
<< "The Irrevocable Temple of Knowledge" video is out. (The West Against The People)
i24 News interview + "Blue Crystal Fire" first listen
The new 10" ("Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings") is out very soon (23.11) and is followed by a release tour of Austria and Scandinavia. Here's a first taste with a cover of Robbie Basho's "Blue Crystal Fire", featuring Julia Kent.
While in Tel Aviv, I was interviewed for the international news channel i24 News, a rather amusing intervention with mainstream culture.
First North American dates announced
Excited to be going back soon to North America with the new album and new 10"!
Here's a documentation of the full "Eden" album release show back in June 2013 in Berlin, captured by Amnon Friedman. With one-off live collaborations with Steev Lemercier,Alexander Geist and others, and a full set with Your Government. >>>
And here's the really enjoyable chatter and playlist curated for WNYU last month.
My Executioner video + writing
Whoop! The 405 premiered the video for "My Executioner" (feat. Your Government), which was in the making for the past year or so.
And after two years of heavy touring I'll be taking things a little slower for the next few months to write and look at things from a little distance again. Expect a few shows nevertheless, mostly in DE atm. And a live collab with Chicks on Speed in Zaragoza in October.
NEW SONGS live on SWR
As we are preparing for the US/CAN tour with Your Government, we've also been cooking up a whole bunch of new pieces for the next album. They are now online - in case you missed it live - on the SWR channel's website.
My first two albums: "Eden" and "War Songs" are now finally also available on Bandcamp, with the courtesy of my older labels.
Tour of Australia and New Zealand
Hullo! Just returned from Scandinavia and the UK! Excited to be heading to AUS and NZ in a bit!
The tour is supported by The Goethe Institute and Audio Foundation.
Photo by Paco Vallejo and Sergio Frutos.
Berlin premiere at the Opera
On October 4th we'll be premiering the new material with Your Government at a homecoming show and special collaboration with the German Opera. RSVP.
2020 in a nutshell
Let me try to summarize all of 2020 in a single post. Amusingly, it may even be possible. This has been a wild ride, by now I wish I could have posted news on the new album(s), alas, there are no confirmed plans yet. More shows are scheduled, but it's impossible to know which may happen and which may not. This is 2020 in reverse order of happening: