Andy Shauf releases new single “Living Room” | New album “The Neon Skyline” out January 24th on ANTI- Records

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Touring Europe/UK in March and April

Next Friday, January 24th via ANTI-, Andy Shauf will release The Neon Skyline, “a remarkably evolved variety of break-up album, one whose match of melodicism and bruised romanticism makes it somehow suggestive of Lou Reed’s Berlin as re-written by Paul Simon” (Uncut).

He today releases a new single, ‘Living Room,’ which follows the previously released lead single ‘Things I Do’ and track/video ‘Try Again.’ On top of heartbreak, friendship, and the mundane moments of humanity that define his songwriting, Shauf makes music that explores how easy it is to repeat the same mistakes of your past. This is immediate in the foreboding ‘Living Room,’ during which a character falls into the same, disheartening pattern her father was once in and later asks herself, “How hard is it to give a shit?”

The Neon Skyline‘s interconnected songs are all written, performed, arranged and produced by Shauf, and follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. His characters are all sympathetic here, people who share countless inside jokes, shots, and life-or-death musings when the night gets hazy. The songs on The Neon Skyline ultimately take solace in accepting that life goes on and things will be okay.

Ahead of Andy Shauf’s European and UK tour, which kicks off on March 13th, there will be advance listening events internationally for The Neon Skyline (all are open to the public and listed here).

The Neon Skyline Listening Sessions on January 23rd
London, UK – Rough Trade East at 7:00 PM
London, UK – Rough Trade West at 1:00 PM
Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade Nottingham at 1:00 PM
Bristol, UK – Rough Trade at 1:00 PM
Amsterdam, NL – CONCERTO at 6:00 PM
Paris, FR – GROUND ZERO at 7:00 PM

European/UK Tour Dates (support by Molly Sarlé)
March 13th – Lyon, Epicerie Moderne (FR)
March 14th – Bordeaux, Krakatoa (FR)
March 17th – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds (UK)
March 18th – Glasgow, Mono (UK)
March 19th – Manchester, Gorilla (UK)
March 20th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (UK)
March 21th – Bristol, Fiddlers (UK)
March 22th – Brighton, Chalk (UK)
March 25th – Brussels, Botanique (BE)
March 26th – Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg (NL)
March 27th – Rotterdam, Rotown (NL)
March 28th – Nijmegen, Doornroosje (NL)
March 30th – Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie (DE)
March 31st – Copenhagen, Loppen (DK)
April 1st – Stockholm, Nalen Klubb (SE)
April 2nd – Oslo, Ingensteds (NO)
April 4th – Berlin, Silent Green (DE)
April 5th – Cologne, Luxor (DE)
April 6th – Rouen, Le 106 (FR)
April 7th – Paris, Trianon (FR)
April 8th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire (UK)

Pre-order The Neon Skyline

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