ALGIERS DEBUT COVER OF OUTKAST’S “LIBERATION”

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS THIS WEEK

NEW ALBUM “THERE IS NO YEAR” OUT NOW ON MATADOR RECORDS

“…the music is as electrifying, unpredictable and chaotic as ever…”—The Guardian

“Rage, desperation and hope against the odds drive ‘Dispossession,’
a hardheaded rallying cry…”—The New York Times

“There Is No Year might be the best album of 2020…”—Afropunk

“The riffs are heavier, the grooves cheekier, the politics clearer and more righteous
than ever before…”—The Line of Best Fit

Atlanta via London/NYC four-piece Algiers unveil their cover of fellow Atlantans Outkast’s “Liberation” today with a live video filmed in their mutual hometown. Watch here.

Furthermore, the band kicks off their North American headline run in support of new album There Is No Year tomorrow night, 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 algierstheband.com/live for further details.

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 album was recorded over the past year by childhood friends and Atlanta natives Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan and Lee Tesche, as well as drummer Matt Tong, in New York alongside producers Randall Dunn [Sunn O))), Earth] and Ben Greenberg [Zs, Uniform (as featured on Twin Peaks season 3)]. There Is No Year is titled for author Blake Butler’s novel of the same name, a major inspiration to the band over the course of the album’s making.

“Those aware of the ideals of this outspoken four-piece will find their latest direction on There Is No Year traversing unprecedented ground,” says Butler in his notes on the album. “Coming off two years of nonstop world-touring for their critically acclaimed second album, The Underside of Power—including Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and the Balkans, where they have established a rabid following; an extended stint opening for Depeche Mode in huge stadiums such as the 75,000-capacity Olympiastadion in Berlin; as well as Glastonbury 2019—There is No Year solidifies and expands upon the doom-laden soul of their foundation, toward an even vaster, more genre-challenging sound, one somehow suspended in the amber of ‘a different era,’ as described by guitarist Lee Tesche.” 

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.

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Read full bio here.

ALGIERS—THERE IS NO YEAR

  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

ALGIERS LIVE

March 11                           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 F

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