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Adam Green preps new LP ft Florence & more (stream “Freeze My Love”)

Photo: Peter Volker
Photo: Peter Voelker

Adam Green is back with his 10th solo album, Engine Of Paradise, which will be out September 6 via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. The record recalls the lush, string-laden baroque folk style of his early-’00s albums and features appearances from Florence Welch, Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Delicate Steve. The first single is “Freeze My Love,” which finds Adam grappling with romance in today’s digital age. Or, as Adam puts it, “‘Freeze My Love’ is like a road-trip song where your Corvette is a JPG filled with flesh cruising towards a blockchain horizon.” The video, meanwhile, may remind some of Adam’s musical film Aladdin. “I filmed this video while constructing a huge papier mache “Pizza Beach” installation for The Museum of Pizza in Brooklyn,” Adam tells us. “A lot of the statues we built are characters from my upcoming graphic novel “War and Paradise” – the Rabbi of Regular Town and the bathers that purify their souls in sex-therapy sessions on the beaches of paradise. You’ll also see in the video I had a superb crew of friends helping me with the artwork, all NY stars in their own right! Thanks to Erin Axtell, Marcel Castenmiller, Michael Cummings, Matthew Hitt, Joshua Hubbard, and Jesse Kotansky for their assistance. Doing stuff like this is the meaning of life for me!” The video premieres in this post and you can watch below.

As Adam mentions, there’s a companion piece to the album in the form of a graphic novel titled War & Paradise, which is a “satirical war epic is about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife.”

Adam will celebrate the Engine of Paradise at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on September 6. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. After that, Adam heads to the UK and Europe for a fall tour. All dates are listed below.

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Adam Green – Engine of Paradise tracklist
01. Engine of Paradise
02. Gather Round
03. Freeze My Love
04. Wines and Champagnes
05. Escape From This Brain
06. Cheating on a Stranger
07. Let’s Get Moving
08. Rather Have No Thing
09. Reasonable Man

ADAM GREEN – 2019 TOUR DATES
9/6/19 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
10/18/19 – CCA – Glasgow, UK
10/19/19 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
10/20/19 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
10/22/19 – EartH – London, UK
10/24/19 – Vooruit – Ghent, BE
10/25/19 – Gaite Lyrique – Paris, FR
10/26/19 – Melkweg (Upstairs) – Amsterdam, NL
10/28/19 – Stage Club – Hamburg, Germany
10/29/19 – BiNuu – Berlin, Germany
10/31/19 – Palace – St. Gallen, Germany
11/1/19 – Sommercasino – Basel, Switzerland
11/2/19 – La Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
11/3/19 – Papiersaal – Zurich, Switzerland
11/5/19 – Flex Halle – Vienna, Austria

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