Today, Rolling Stone included recent Matador signees Algiers as one of the 10 New Artists You Need To Know for March 2015. The write-up deems the band “the Death Grips of gospel, torching the South’s dark underbelly” and praises their “beastly, bent-metal beats” while likening them to TV On The Radio, Nick Cave and Kanye West.
Watch the “exhilarating” (Self-Titled) video for “Irony. Utility. Pretext.”: https://youtu.be/bpLMc6nWtJw
Also, Stereogum profiled Algiers as a Band To Watch. The piece delves into the influence of the “Christ-haunted” American South on the band’s inimitable clamor. Says the writer on the band’s self-titled debut, due out on Matador 6/2: “To grapple with the eleven songs on ‘Algiers’ is to wrestle angels, face down demons and rebel against authority — this is revolutionary music in the truest sense of the word.”
Read here: http://bit.ly/1M6vlLQ
Algiers is prepping for a leg of tour dates with Interpol later this spring.
05/07 Richmond VA @ The National
05/08 Raleigh NC @ The Ritz
05/11 St. Louis MO @ The Pageant
05/12 Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05/13 Detroit MI @ The Fillmore
05/15 Cincinatti, OH @ Bogarts
05/16 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE