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BEAK> tease new album with “Allé Sauvage”: Stream

Geoff Barrow's side project will also touch down on North American soil for the first time in five years

Beak> Jamie Orchard Lisle black and white hanging by shirt clothes hanger rack
Beak>, photo by Jamie Orchard Lisle
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    Last year, Portishead associates BEAK> dropped a few new singles, “Sex Music” and “(Merry Xmas) Face the Future” and played a few summer dates with Arcade Fire. Now, the cheeky, Geoff Barrow-led outfit has released another new song, “Allé Sauvage”, which serves to tease the release of a new album this fall, their first LP since 2012’s >>

    This version of “Allé Sauvage”, viewable below, unfolds live at Invada Studios in collaboration with video artist John Minton, though the band promises a studio cut of the song will appear on the forthcoming LP. The trippy visuals make a fine pairing with the song, which coasts along eccentric beats and horror soundtrack synths. Maybe Barrow’s next score will veer even deeper into genre?

    After a few UK dates, BEAK> will embark on its first batch of North American dates in five years. The band will hit up Seattle, Chicago, New York City, and others. See its full itinerary below.

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    Beak> 2018 Tour Dates:
    08/16-19 –  Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
    08/31 – Margate, UK @ Margate Winter Gardens *
    09/03 – London, UK @ The Forum *
    10/04 – Sheffield, UK @ The Foundry
    10/07 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
    10/08 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
    10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
    10/12-14 – Moreno Valley, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
    10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere

    * = w/ Oh Sees

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