Andy Shauf Announces ‘Norm’ Album

Andy Shauf has announced his new album, Norm, will drop on February 10, 2023 via Arts & Crafts and streaming services
Andy Shauf has announced his new album, Norm, will drop on February 10, 2023 via Arts & Crafts and streaming services

Andy Shauf announces his new album, Norm, will drop on February 10, 2023 via Arts & Crafts, ahead of the release he has shared lead single/video, “Wasted On You”. In other news, Shauf announces a 2023 Norm Tour including some of his biggest shows to-date.

Shauf had planned to be touring around The Neon Skyline but, like many of us in the early days of the pandemic, he spent a lot of time alone instead. He sequestered himself in his garage studio, self-producing and playing every instrument on Norm, a collection of more conventional songs written predominantly on guitar, piano and synths. The latter was essential to creating the more spacious and tactile sounds he sought. Shauf’s goals were uncomplicated: create something melody-driven rather than chord-driven, and make it modern. Shauf recruited Neal Pogue (Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monae, Outkast), a prodigious shaper of genre-and-time-defying tracks, to mix the album, further building on the gently levitating, synth-laden atmospherics.

During this period, he was captivated by David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, which seemed to validate Shauf’s instinct to mix perspectives and tinker with shadowy narratives. He even rewrote all of the album’s original lyrics, recreating the story, and enlisting Nicholas Olson as a story editor – it was only after writing the title track that Shauf decided to build a narrative around the character Norm. “The character of Norm is introduced in a really nice way,” Shauf says of the pleasant songs that precede the album’s centerpiece. “But the closer you pay attention to the record, the more you’re going to realize that it’s sinister.”

Andy Shauf

1 Wasted On You
2 Catch Your Eye
3 Telephone
4 You Didn’t See
5 Paradise Cinema
6 Norm
7 Halloween Store
8 Sunset
9 Daylight Dreaming
10 Long Throw
11 Don’t Let It Get To You
12 All Of My Love

Andy Shauf 2022-2023 Tour Dates

Nov. 18 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
Jan. 20 – Fredericton, NB @ Shivering Songs (Solo)
Jan. 21 – Halifax, NS @ Light House Arts Centre (Solo)
Feb. 21 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
Feb. 22 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Feb. 24 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tulips
Feb. 25 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Feb. 26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
Feb. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Mar. 1 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory OC
Mar. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco
Mar. 3 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Mar. 7 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Mar. 8 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Mar. 10 – Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
Mar. 11 – Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum
Mar. 12 – Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Mar. 14 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
Mar. 15 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mar. 16 – Saskatoon, SK @ TCU Place
Mar. 17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Mar. 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Mar. 22 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Apr. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Apr. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr. 22 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Apr. 24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr. 26 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Apr. 27 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Apr. 28 – Ottawa, ON @ The Bronson Centre
Apr. 29 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
May 2 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
May 3 – St. Catharines, ON @ FirstOntario Place
May 4 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre in The Square
May 5 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall

Pre-order Norm by Andy Shauf HERE


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