Published Sep 27, 2018After sharing some cassette-only Ancient Shapes material online earlier this year, Daniel Romano is now set to bookend his 2018 with an album of new material.
Titled Finally Free, Romano's latest will arrive November 30 through New West Records/You've Changed Records. Nine tracks in length, the album follows his 2017 full-length Modern Pressure.
Alongside the announcement, Romano has shared album opener "Empty Husk," which you can hear in the player below. He expanded on the track's meaning as follows [via Flood Magazine]:
['Empty Husk'] is a final apology and an attempt at the unwarranted reconciliation between us and everything in our path (including ourselves). It is an exploration of how to cope with the certain end created by our own hand. It is the enlightenment of change and the promise of all possibilities in all circumstance, the celebration of all things mystical and unknown. Accepting the unknown with grace and humility, one can illuminate in spirit and trudge forward through the remaining landscape — maybe even see it's beauty for the first time.
Romano has also mapped out a series of tour dates behind the album. The run will kick off November 30 at Lee's Palace in Toronto, and will feature support from FRIGS and T. Hardy Morris. You can find a complete itinerary below.
Pre-order Finally Free here.
1. Empty Husk
2. All The Reaching Trims
3. The Long Mirror Of Time
4. Celestial Manis
5. Between The Blades of Grass
6. Rhythmic Blood
7. Have You Arrival
8. Gleaming Sects of Aniram
9. There Is Beauty In The Vibrant Form
11/30 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace #
12/01 Ottawa, ON - 27 Club #
12/02 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti #
12/03 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Riz #
12/06 Waterloo, ON - Starlight #
12/07 London, ON - Rum Runners
12/08 St. Catharines, ON - Warehouse #
01/24 Brooklyn, NY - The Knitting Factory *
01/25 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle *
01/26 Washington, DC - DC9 *
01/27 Richmond, VA - The Camel *
01/29 Asheville, NC - Mothlight *
01/30 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre *
01/31 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
02/01 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
02/25 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
02/26 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
02/28 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
03/01 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
03/02 Saskatoon, SK - Capital Music Club
03/03 Regina, SK - The Exchange
03/04 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
# with The FRIGS
* with T. Hardy Morris