“Alameda Apartments” By Neal Francis

"Alameda Apartments" By Neal Francis is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off his forthcoming release In Plain Site
Neal Francis photo by Liina Raud

Neal Francis has shared “Alameda Apartments” The track is the opening song on In Plain Sight, mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) and out via ATO Records on November 5. “The song is introduction to the album’s unveiling of Francis’s inner demons.”

“I started writing that song maybe six years ago, before I got sober,” Francis says. “I was going through another breakup and getting kicked out of my place, and I had a nightmare about moving into an art-deco apartment that was haunted, where the walls were all shifting around.

The craziest thing is that I’d never encountered the name ‘Alameda’ at any time in my life prior to that dream,” says Francis. “It’s bizarre that I even remembered it, especially since you don’t dream very often when you’re getting fucked up.”

Neal Francis
In Plain Sight
Tracklist
ATO Records

1. Alameda Apartments
2. Problems
3. Can’t Stop The Rain
4. D’Artagnan
5. Prometheus
6. Sentimental Garbage
7. Asleep
8. BNYLV
9. Say Your Prayers

Neal Francis Live Dates
* w/ Black Pumas

9/21: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
9/22: Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY
9/25: Americana Music Fest – Nashville, TN
9/30: Union Craft Brewery – Baltimore, MD
10/1: Tuck Fest – Charlotte, NC
10/2: Parks Fest – Evansville, IN
10/7: Railgarten – Memphis, TN
10/8: The Parish Room at House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
10/15: The Sylvee – Madison, WI *
10/16: 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI *
10/20: Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
10/21: The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
10/22: Purgatory at The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/23: Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
10/24: The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
10/27: Bourgie Nights –Wilmington, NC
10/28: The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
10/29: Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
10/31: Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
11/4: El Club – Detroit, MI
11/6: Canopy Club – Urbana, IL
11/11: Ballroom at Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
11/12: Kenny’s Westside Pub – Peoria, IL
11/13: The Back Room at Colectivo – Milwaukee, WI
11/18: Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO
11/19: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/20: Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
12/8: Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX
12/9: Antone’s Nightclub – Austin, TX
12/10: The Heights Theater – Houston, TX
12/11: Stanley’s – Tyler, TX
12/12: The Kessler Theater – Dallas TX
1/5: Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
1/8: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
1/9: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
1/12: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
1/13: High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
1/14: Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
1/17-1/21: Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky – Puerto Aventuras, QR

UK & Europe 2022:
1/23: O2 Academy2 Islington – London, UK
1/25: Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL
1/26: Vera – Groningen, NL
1/27: Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
1/28: Metropool – Hengelo, NL
1/29: TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, NL
1/30: Bird – Rotterdam, NL
1/31: Haldern Pop Bar – Haldern, DE
2/1: Privatclub – Berlin, DE
2/2: Häkken – Hamburg, DE
2/4: New Morning – Paris, FR
2/5: L’Ouvre Boite – Beauvais, FR
2/6: De Zwerver – Leffinge, BE

pre-order In Plain Sight by Neal Francis HERE