Andy Shauf Announces The Neon Skyline

Andy Shauf announces The Neon Skyline
Andy Shauf 'The Neon Skyline'

Andy Shauf will release The Neon Skyline, “his most direct and emotionally-rich work yet”, on January 24 via Arts & Crafts/Anti-Records. Shauf will tour behind the album, with dates in North America and Europe.

The interconnected songs on The Neon Skyline, all written, performed, arranged and produced by Shauf, follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. As with Shauf’s last solo album, 2016’s The Party, The Neon Skyline is densely layered with an abundance of charming moments. His characters are all sympathetic here, people who share countless inside jokes, shots, and life-or-death musings when the night gets hazy. Today, he offers the first taste, “Things I Do”, which examines the dissolution of the narrator’s past relationship over tense and jazz-minded instrumentation.

For The Neon Skyline, Shauf chose to start each composition on guitar instead of his usual piano. Happy accidents like Shauf testing out a new spring reverb pedal and experimenting with tape machines forced him to simplify how he’d arrange the tracks. Over the course of a year-and-a-half, Shauf ended up with almost 50 songs all about the same night at the bar. Though paring down his massive body of work to a single album’s worth of material was a challenge for Shauf, he managed to decide on eleven songs.

Andy Shauf
The Neon Skyline
Tracklist

1. Neon Skyline
2. Where Are You Judy
3. Clove Cigarette
4. Thirteen Hours
5. Things I Do
6. Living Room
7. Dust Kids
8. The Moon
9. Try Again
10. Fire Truck
11. Changer

Andy Shauf
Tour Dates

Feb. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
Feb. 8 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl *
Feb. 9 – Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Taproom *
Feb. 11 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
Feb. 13 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
Feb. 14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
Feb. 15 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co. *
Feb. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
Feb. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater *
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *
Feb. 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *
Feb. 24 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *
Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
Feb. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
Feb. 28 – Calgary, AB @ Bella Concert Hall *
Feb. 29 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *
March 2 – Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre *
March 3 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange *
March 4 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre *
March 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Hall *
March 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo *
March 7 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
March 13 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
March 14 – Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa
March 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
March 18 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
March 19 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
March 20 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
March 21 – Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers
March 22 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
March 25 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie
March 26 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
March 27 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
March 28 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
March 30 – Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie
March 31 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
April 1 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen Klubb
April 2 – Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds
April 4 – Berlin, DE @ Silent Green
April 5 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
April 6 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
April 7 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
April 8 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
April 24 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^
April 25 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre ^
April 26 – Sheffield, MA @ Race Brook Lodge ^
April 28 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^
April 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^
May 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
May 2 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
May 4 – Charlottesville, NC @ The Southern ^
May 5 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
May 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle ^
May 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^
May 9 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^
May 10 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn ^
May 12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi ^
May 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum ^
May 15 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^
May 16 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony Cafe ^

*= w/ Molly Sarlé
^ = w/ Faye Webster