Since announcing his new album, Age of Transparency, this past August, Autre Ne Veut (Arthur Ashin) has shared the video for “World War Pt.2,” a jazz version of that single, the single “Panic Room” and its accompanying video, featuring Ashin singing acapella.
Today, in a special collaboration with Yours Truly and Wetransfer, he shares his discussion of album track “Cold Winds” on the YT podcast (rough) and a video for the titular single, as the final tastes of the album before its release next week (on Downtown).
Director Allie Avital, who is responsible for both of the album’s previous videos, claims Age of Transparency’s cover art as her inspiration. She explains; “I caught one of the marble figures eating Thai noodles during lunch and was really moved by how beautiful and somewhat sad that image was. Over the course of the last few months, we [Avital & Ashin] developed this mythology of a dystopian office where the businesspeople have turned to marble, and this mischievous Puck-like character plays amongst them.”
Autre Ne Veut is the latest artist to take over yours truly for a week of collaborative editorial. Arthur’s week consists of a music video, made possible by and in collaboration with WeTransfer, an episode of Yours Truly’s podcast (rough) where artists share the barest bones of a song in the form of the original voice memos, and finally an exclusive download (available via WeTransfer) of the Jazz version of the title track “Age of Transparency.”
Age of Transparency will be available for purchase the day prior to official release (10.02) – this purchase comes with two wristbands to the special NYC record release show at Rough Trade, on October 1st, as well as a limited edition poster for the event.
Next month Autre Ne Veut be touring North America with support from GEMS – those dates are below.
Autre Ne Veut – Age of Transparency
(Downtown – October 2nd, 2015)
1. On and On (Reprise)
2. Panic Room
3. Cold Winds
4. Age of Transparency
5. Switch Hitter
6. Never Wanted
7. Word War Pt. 2
8. Over Now
9. Get Out
U.S. Tour Dates
Thurs Oct 01 –Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
Fri Oct 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*
Sat Oct 10 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF*
Mon Oct 12 – Portland, OR – Star Theater*
Tue Oct 13 – Seattle, WA – Barboza*
Fri Oct 16 – Denver, CO – Los Lake*
Sun Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall*
Tue – Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – The Hoxton*
Wed Oct 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle*
Thu Oct 22 – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs*
Fri Oct 23 – Washington, CD – U Street Music Hall*
Mon Oct 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
* w/ GEMS