Algiers share video for “Irony. Utility. Pretext.,” tour (2015)

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.”:

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.”

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Algiers is prepping for a leg of tour dates with Interpol later this spring.

Dates below:

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