“Su Siziyor” By Altın Gün
Turkish psych-folk Altın Gün have shared their new single, “Su Siziyor,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track heralds the impending release of Altın Gün’s new album, Aşk, arriving via ATO Records on March 31. Altın Gün will embark on a wide ranging EU/UK headline run in March 2023, with their biggest North American headline tour to date – including headline shows and appearances at such upcoming festivals as Floyd, VA’s FloydFest (July 27) – getting underway July 12 at Pittsburgh, PA’s Thunderbird and then traveling through early August.
An exuberant return to the 70s Anatolian folk-rock sound that characterized Altın Gün’s first two albums, Aşk sees Altın Gün veering away from the electronic, synth-drenched sound of their critically acclaimed 2021 albums, Âlem and Yol, to capture all the infectious power and urgency of the Amsterdam-based band’s famously propulsive live performances. Recorded using vintage equipment and techniques, the album’s ten groundbreaking tracks all represent visionary new readings of traditional Turkish folk tunes, revealing how these ancient songs remain eternally resonant and ripe for reinterpretation.
Aşk also includes Altın Gün’s dazzling reinvention of “Leylim Ley,” a classic song of lost love and exile available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Recently named as “Today’s Top Tune” by the influential KCRW, “Lelim Ley” features music composed by renowned Turkish musician, author, poet, and politician Zülfü Livaneli and lyrics written by the late Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist Sabahattin Ali (1907–1948). Taken from Ali’s 1937 short story, “Ses,” “Lelim Ley” was joined by music composed by Livaneli in 1975 and has since been embraced as one of the most well-known and beloved songs among Turkish people everywhere.
“These songs have been covered so many times, always,” says vocalist/keyboardist Merve Dasdemir. But not really in psychedelic pop versions,” adds bassist Jasper Verhulst. It’s definitely connecting more with a live sound – almost like a live album. We, as a band, just going into a rehearsal space together and creating music together instead of demoing at home.”
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Altin Gün North American Tour Dates 2023
12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird
13 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
14 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
15 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
18 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
19 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
24 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
25 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
27 – Floyd, VA – FloydFest *
28 – Washington, DC – The Howard
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
31 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
2 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
3 – Ottawa, ON – The Bronson Center
4 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival *
5 – Boston, MA – Royale
* Festival Appearance
Find tickets for Altın Gün HERE
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