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Chet Faker Releases Debut Album “Built On Glass” & Animated Video For “1998”

May 9, 2014 Leave a comment

“an immensely appealing blend of airy club music, ’80s pop, and melancholy singer-songwriter sounds. The song is superb, and its video is equally intriguing”Stereogum re: “1998”

“a wistful, warped song by up-and-coming electronic, R&B artist Chet Faker”NPR Music, “All Songs Considered” re: “1998”

” It insisted that funk can carve its own digital future.”New York Times

“He has undeniable charisma and a distinct voice that’s effortlessly soulful.”Paste Magazine

Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years, and just released his highly anticipated debut album Built On Glass on Downtown Records/Future Classic. The Australian producer & singer also just released the beautifully stark animated video for “1998.” The video premiered on Stereogum, following the premiere of the song on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered last week. Directed by Domenico Bartolo and animated by Grace Lee, the visual links to classic house/rave music of the late 80s, combining references to Keith Haring and the psych-tinged but minimal art of the era. It also combines a narrative of the central character morphing into new forms as old relationships end.   

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“1998” follows the release of single “Talk Is Cheap,” a track that crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since the release of “Talk Is Cheap” in mid-February, it has received close to 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker-the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy-performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam. Look for him to kick off his headline North American tour on May 13 for a performance in the round at Brooklyn’s Output. More information on all shows including ticket links, can be found at: http://chetfaker.com/shows

CHET FAKER NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES 

 

May 13 Brooklyn, NY – Output

May 14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

May 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

May 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 01 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Jun 06 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Jun 07 Austin, TX – The Paris