Algiers To Release New Album In 2020

Algiers announce new album There Is No Year
Algiers 'There Is No Year'

Algiers will release their new full-length There Is No Year, on January 17, via Matador Records. The quartet has shared a new video for the single “Dispossession.” There Is No Year was produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth) and Ben Greenberg (Uniform). The album was recorded over the past year by childhood friends and Atlanta natives Franklin James Fisher, Ryan Mahan and Lee Tesche, as well as drummer Matt Tong, in New York.

Those aware of the ideals of this outspoken four-piece will find their latest direction on There Is No Year traversing unprecedented ground. Coming off two years of nonstop world-touring for their second album, The Underside of Power—including Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and the Balkans. An extended stint opening for Depeche Mode in huge stadiums such as the 75,000-capacity Olympiastadion in Berlin; as well as Glastonbury 2019.

From Lee Tesch:

“The specter of dispossession is haunting us all,” says multi-instrumentalist Ryan Mahan. “Everywhere the imperial world represses the ghoulish histories that sustain our pasts, presents and futures. Franklin’s lyrics throughout ‘Dispossession’ and on our new record, There is No Year, like a neo-Southern Gothic novel with an anti-oppression undercurrent, testify to this modern horror, and chronicle the various ways we all—through living and longing—endure and resist its persistent attacks.”

“Amidst the urgency of now, ‘Dispossession’ sounds the warning about the permanent war against oblivion,” says director Sohail Daulatzai. “The video opens with the sites of colonial massacres of Algerians, moves to the repressive spaces of the banlieues, and includes shots of the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale—a park that celebrates the glories of empire. But this is not just about the past or Paris, it is everywhere that the banner of the West is waved, where monuments to our ruin are raised – reminders of the ongoing violence, of the tensions between dream and its discontents, past and present, them and us. I wanted to give visual resonance to these tensions, to our dignified stances amidst the madness, and to our memories of a future foretold.”

Formed in London in 2012 by Fisher, Mahan and Tesche, friends from Atlanta who had been playing music together since childhood, the band recruited drummer Matt Tong (ex-Bloc Party) and signed to Matador in 2014. Since, they have toured relentlessly worldwide and released two massively acclaimed albums, 2015’s self titled and their 2017 sophomore LP The Underside of Power.

There Is No Year
Matador Records

1. There Is No Year
2. Dispossession
3. Hour of the Furnaces
4. Losing is Ours
5. Unoccupied
6. Chaka
7. Wait for The Sound
8. Repeating Night
9. We Can’t Be Found
10. Nothing Bloomed

Tour Dates

February 3 Brighton, UK The Haunt
February 5 London, UK Village Underground
February 6 Manchester, UK YES
February 7 Glasgow, UK Stereo
February 8 Dublin, Ireland Whelans
February 10 Leeds, UK Brudenell
February 12 Brussels, Belgium Botanique Rotonde
February 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso Upstairs
February 14 Cologne, Germany Club Volta
February 15 Schorndorf, Germany Manufaktur
February 17 Frankfurt, Germany Zoom
February 18 Dresden, Germany Beatpol
February 20 Warsaw, Poland Hybrydy
February 21 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Bar
February 22 Vienna, Austria Flex
February 25 Munich, Germany Strom
February 26 Rome, Italy Monk
February 27 Milan, Italy Ohibò
February 29 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 3
March 1 Madrid, Spain Café Berlin
March 3 Bordeaux, France Barby
March 4 Nantes, France Stereolux
March 5 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
March 11 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
March 12 Washington, D.C. Black Cat
March 13 Asheville, NC Mothlight
March 14 Atlanta, GA 529
March 20 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
March 21 San Diego, CA Casbah
March 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
March 25 San Francisco, CA Slims
March 28 Portland, OR Polaris Hall
March 29 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
April 1 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
April 2 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
April 3 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
April 4 Columbus, OH Rumba Café
April 5 Detroit, MI Deluxx Fluxx
April 6 Toronto, ON The Baby G
April 7 Montreal, QC Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
April 9 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus