Published Oct 01, 2015As promised, Czars frontman turned solo artist John Grant is set to follow his 2013 effort Pale Green Ghosts with a brand new record called Grey Tickles, Black Pressure. The album arrives on October 9 via Bella Union, but we've arranged a Canadian stream of the album before its official street date.
The album was recorded in Dallas with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans) and features the same creative arrangements, existential lyrics and timeless songwriting that Grant's fans have grown accustomed to.
In a press release, Grant explained that the album title refers to an Icelandic phrase (which makes sense since he's currently based in Iceland). "'Grey tickles' is the literal translation from Icelandic for 'mid-life crisis', while 'black pressure' is the direct translation from Turkish for 'nightmare,'" he said in a statement.
Listen to Grey Tickles, Black Pressure below, where you'll also find Grant's upcoming tour dates.
10/13 Washington, DC - The Hamilton
10/14 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
10/16 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
10/17 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10/19 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
10/21 Chicago, IL - Martyrs'
10/22 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10/24 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
10/27 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
10/29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
11/05 Reykjavik, Iceland - Eldborg Harpa
11/06 Reykjavik, Iceland - Eldborg Harpa
11/09 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
11/10 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
11/12 London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
11/13 Brighton, UK - Dome
11/15 Paris, France - La Cigale
11/17 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
11/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11/20 Luxembourg, Luxuembour - Den Atelier
11/21 Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten
11/22 Milan, Italy - Fabrique
11/24 Cologne, Germany - Buergerhaus Stollwerck
11/25 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
11/26 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnof
11/28 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
11/29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Store Vega
12/01 Gothenburg, Swedem - Pustervik
12/02 Stockholm, Sweden - Sodra Teatern
12/04 Oslo, Norway - Cosmopolite
12/05 Bergen, Norway - Logen
12/06 Stavanger, Norway - Zetlitz