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TOURIST – “Emily”

Photo: Daniella Maiorano

Pioneering UK producer and composer Tourist (William Phillips) announces Everyday, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed album (2016), set for release on February 15th. The news is joined by the release of “Emily”, a deeply rich and shimmering upbeat new single which follows “Hearts”“Someone Else” and the mesmerising “Apollo” from 2018. Starting with a sparkling vocal sample and picking up into a triumphant swell of synths that bounce along with a bristling house beat, “Emily” is a prime example of what makes Tourist one of electronic music’s most talked about artists.

Considered an “artist’s artist”, Tourist’s fans include the likes of Flume and Porter Robinson who have expressed their admiration for his past releases. After his self-titled debut EP (2012), Tonight EP (2013) and Patterns EP (2014) featuring guest appearances by the stunningly talented Lianne La Havas and Will Heard, Tourist went on to win the GRAMMY for co-writing Sam Smith’s breakthrough single “Stay With Me”.

The artwork for Everyday comes from acclaimed British photographer Nigel Shafran who also directed the minimalist yet quietly captivating video for “Apollo”. Tourist said of his approach to making music: “I’m interested in exploring human themes through sound. Family, mental health, loss, love. I sit at home by myself most days, writing music. It’s quite an insular life, and it can be claustrophobic but I suppose much of my new music is an attempt to produce work that is outwardly facing. I want my music to connect and to tell a human story through samples, sounds and melody.”

In 2018 Tourist revealed Tourist Essentials – a collection of works dating back to 2012 curated into one creative piece. Building detailed soundscapes and bittersweet dance tracks, William embraces a wide scope of song-making encompassing a diverse artistic approach to music.

Tourist will be heading back to North America shores for appearances in Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle and the run ends at San Francisco’s Noisepop.

Photo: Daniella Maiorano

Everyday tracklisting:
1. Awake
2. Emily
3. Someone Else
4. Love Theme
5. Pieces
6. Gin Under The Sink
7. Apollo
8. Hearts
9. Violet
10. Affection

TOURIST live dates:
02/20/19 – Boston, MA @ Sonia
02/21/19 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
02/23/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ King’s Hall
02/26/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/01/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop
03/09/19 – Sydney, AUS @ Days Like This Festival
03/10/19 – Victoria, AUS @ Pitch Music & Arts Festival
03/16/19 – Singapore, MY @ Kilo Lounge
03/22/19 – Dublin, IE @ Academy Green Room
03/23/19 – Manchester, UK @ YES (SOLD OUT)
03/27/19 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/28/19 – London, UK @ EartH

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Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “Dark Water”

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“Dear Internet and users of the World Wide Web, it is with much joy that we wish to present the video for “Dark Water”. We feel that this video really encapsulates the tone of the song in a haunting and strangely beautiful way.  Also, there are claymation versions of us–which has been a life long goal. Mission accomplished” – Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

“Dark Water” is off the band’s brand new EP, Patterns, which came out a couple weeks ago. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are booked to perform their hit in the making “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” on CONAN June 11th.

The guys have just come off playing a string of sold-out shows in support of the new EP, including a hometown Record Store Day show in Detroit and a Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Next up they will be performing at El Rey in Los Angeles tomorrow, May 16th. For a full list of upcoming show dates, see below.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are gearing up for the release their sophomore LP later this year.

Confirmed DEJJ Tour Dates:
05.16     Los Angeles – El Rey
05.17     San Francisco – The Independent
05.24     Chicago – Lincoln Hall

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Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are back! The Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott are currently putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, which will be out later this year. In the interim, DEJJ will offer a taste of what’s to come. Patterns, a brand new EP, will be released by Warner Bros. Records in the US on April 16th digitally and April 20th physically as a vinyl only Record Store Day piece. The physical version of the EP will include two exclusive remixes. The band just premiered their new song, “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” on their website. “Dancefloor” will be available on iTunes April 2nd.

Listen: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)”

The band will be celebrating the release of Patterns with a select number of headlining shows, including a special hometown Record Store Day show in Detroit at The Majestic Theater for the second year in a row. They’ll also be performing in NYC, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. All confirmed dates are below.

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Patterns EP Tracklisting

1. If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t on the Dancefloor)

2. Dark Water

3. Hiding

4. Habits

Tour Dates:

4/20 – DETROIT – MAJESTIC THEATER (Record Store Day Show)

4/26 – BROOKLYN – MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG

5/11 – AUSTIN – THE PARISH

5/16 – LOS ANGELES – EL REY

5/17 – SAN FRANCISCO – THE INDEPENDENT

5/24 – CHICAGO – LINCOLN HALL

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