Algiers announce new album & share new single “Irreversible Damage” feat. Zack de la Rocha

Atlanta four-piece Algiers have announced the release of their new album, Shook, and it will be out on February 24th via Matador Records. It includes songs with Big Rube, Samuel T Herring (Future Islands), Mark Cisneros (The Make-Up), Lee Bains III, Jae Matthews (Boy Harsher), LaToya Kent (Mourning [A] BLKstar), and more. “It very much deepens and broadens the world of Algiers,” says drummer Matt Tong.

Today, the band have shared a new single “Irreversible Damage” featuring Zack de la Rocha. “ This a relapse / what it be god / No rehab for my jihad / A rapture in a grief storm / Time on my neck an’ it be gone” de la Rocha spits to a breakneck climax of clattering beats, snaking guitars and pulsing electronics. “The end of that song is the sound of joy,” says Algiers frontman Franklin James Fisher. “That’s what hope sounds like in 2022 when everything’s falling apart.

Listen to “Irreversible Damage” and watch the video for it below:

The accomplishment of this record is made all the more impressive by the fact it was made by a band who were falling apart and on the verge of breaking up. But instead they have produced an extraordinary, transformative record born from a shared sense of place and experience. “I think this record is us finding home,” says Ryan Mahan, with Fisher adding: “It was a whole new positive experience— having a renewed relationship with the city we’re from and having a pride in that. I like the idea that this record has taken you on a voyage but it begins and ends in Atlanta.”

Shook artwork & tracklist:

1. Everybody Shatter (ft. Big Rube)
2. Irreversible Damage (ft. Zack de la Rocha)
3. 73%
4. Cleanse Your Guilt Here
5. As It Resounds (ft. Big Rube)
6. Bite Back (ft. billy woods & Backxwash)
7. Out of Style Tragedy (ft. Mark Cisneros)
8. Comment #2
9. A Good Man
10. I Can’t Stand It! (ft. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)
11. All You See Is
12. Green Iris
13. Born (ft. LaToya Kent)
14. Cold World (ft. Nadah El Shazly)
15. Something Wrong
16. An Echophonic Soul (ft. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi)
17. Momentary (ft. Lee Bains III)

Algiers will tour Europe in 2023 and have also announced a special Shook event at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust on December 15th, which will featurespecial guests. The band are also confirmed for the 2023 edition of SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, with more dates to follow.

Dec 15 2022 Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Thu Feb 9 2023 Ireland, Dublin, Workman’s
Wed Feb 15 2023 Belgium, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
Thu Feb 16 2023 Switzerland, Winterthur Salzhaus
Fri Feb 17 2023 Italy, Ravenna, Bronson
Sat Feb 18 2023 Italy, Pordenone, Capitol
Mon Feb 20 2023 Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Šiška
Tue Feb 21 2023 Austria, Vienna, Flex
Wed Feb 22 2023 Austria, Linz, Posthof
Fri Feb 24 2023 Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
Sat Feb 25 2023 Poland, Warsaw, Niebo
Wed Mar 1 2023 Germany, Dresden, Beatpol
Thu Mar 2 2023 Germany, Berlin, Hole44
Fri Mar 3 2023 Germany, Bielefeld, Forum
Sat Mar 4 2023 Germany, Schorndorf, Manufaktur
Sun Mar 5 2023 Germany, Cologne, Club Volta
Tue Mar 7 2023 France, Paris, Petit Bain
Wed 8 Mar 2023, UK London, The Dome

Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz
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