Algiers Debut “I Can’t Stand It”

Algiers debut new single "I Can't Stand It" ft: Samuel T Herring and Jae Matthews. The song is off the Atlanta band's forthcoming album Shook
Algiers photo by Ebru Yildiz

Atlanta band Algiers have released “I Can’t Stand It!”, a track lifted from their forthcoming new album SHOOK which drops on February 24th via Matador Records. The song features Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands) and Jae Matthews (Boy Harsher). It samples fellow Atlanta artist Lee Moses’ 1971 song, “What You Don’t Want Me To Be”.

“I Can’t Stand It!” was written and produced by frontman Franklin James Fisher, who says: “It’s a very personal song about a devastating loss of someone I believed to be the love of my life which nearly ended in my suicide. I think the song’s narrative arc reflects the sense of dread and the path that led me to that moment. She put on “What You Don’t Want Me To Be” the first time I heard it and I knew immediately that I was going to sample it—I just couldn’t have known the result would be a song about our own end. But every time I sing that song now it feels like I heal a little bit more.”

Jae Matthews says: “I wanted to give Algiers not so much a narrative, but a recollection of a feeling. That abstract evocation that comes when you think about someone who broke your heart and how that pain still tethers you.”

“I Can’t Stand It!” follows the singles “Bite Back” featuring billy woods and Backxwash and ‘Irreversible Damage’ featuring Zack de la Rocha. The Observer called “Bite Back”, “… an urgent, unsettling invective against police brutality and psyops”. Afropunk highlighted “Irreversible Damage”
as, “… a track that shines a light on everything Algiers does best. It’s intense, but contemplative, haunting but driving. Jagged edged guitars and liquid 303s underpin Fisher and De La Rocha’s tumultuous vocals which spit out lines that split the difference between poetry and prophecy.”

Track List
Matador Records

1. Everybody Shatter (ft. Big Rube)
2. Irreversible Damage
3. 73%
4. Cleanse Your Guilt Here
5. As It Resounds (ft. Big Rube)
6. Bite Back (ft. billy woods & Backxwash)
7. Out of Style Tragedy (ft. Mark Cisneros)
8. Comment #2
9. A Good Man
10. I Can’t Stand It! (ft. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)
11. All You See Is
12. Green Iris
13. Born (ft. LaToya Kent)
14. Cold World (ft. Nadah El Shazly)
15. Something Wrong
16. An Echophonic Soul (ft. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi)
17. Momentary (ft. Lee Bains III)

Algiers 2023 Tour Dates

Jan 26 USA, Fort Collins, CO, Washington’s Foco
Feb 9 Ireland, Dublin, Workman’s
Feb 10-12 Netherlands, The Hague, Grauzone Festival
Feb 15 Belgium, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde
Feb 16 Switzerland, Winterthur Salzhaus
Feb 17 Italy, Ravenna, Bronson
Feb 18 Italy, Pordenone, Capitol
Feb 20 Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Šiška
Feb 21 Austria, Vienna, Flex
Feb 22 Austria, Linz, Posthof
Feb 24 Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
Feb 25 Poland, Warsaw, Niebo
Mar 1 Germany, Dresden, Beatpol
Mar 2 Germany, Berlin, Hole44
Mar 3 Germany, Bielefeld, Forum
Mar 4 Germany, Schorndorf, Manufaktur
Mar 5 Germany, Cologne, Club Volta
Mar 7 France, Paris, Petit Bain
Mar 8, UK London, The Dome
Mar 15-17, USA Texas, Austin, SXSW
Mar 19 USA, Phoenix AZ, Rebel Lounge
Mar 20 USA, San Diego CA, Bottom Of The Hill
Mar 21 USA, Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory NoHo
Mar 23 USA, Oakland CA, Starline Social Club
Mar 25 USA, Portland, OR, Show Bar at Revolution Hall
Mar 26 USA, Seattle, WA Madame Lou’s
Mar 29 USA, Minneapolis, MN, 7 th St Entry
Mar 30 USA, Chicago, IL, Sleeping Village
Mar 31 USA, Louisville, KY, Whirling Tiger
Apr 2 USA, Knoxville, TN, Big Ears Festival
Apr 3 USA, Durham, NC, The Pinhook
Apr 4 USA, Washington, DC, DC9
Apr 5 USA, Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA
Apr 6 USA, New York, NY, Racket
Apr 7 Canada, Montreal, Casa Del Popolo
Apr 8 Canada, Toronto, The Garrison

Pre-order Shook by Algiers HERE


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