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Alex Cameron preps new LP, shares “Candy May” ft. Angel Olsen, touring

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Somewhere there’s a man sitting in a bar in the worst possible part of town. He just got a hand job and is offering to buy people drinks and his hair is slicked back. “I’m from Phoenix, kid” he says at first, but then is heard again; “I’m from Greece – I come a long way”, and then again, “I’m from Bordeaux baby – don’t you believe me? I’m here on business and it’s time to get paid” but the man is from nowhere, he is low on cash and his eyes, in a certain flicker of the barrooms light, look like they belong to a child’s nightmare vision of the devil. When the tab comes the bartender comes with it and says “you’ve had enough, time to split, and all these people say you’re paying – so cough it up and get out, I’ve had about enough of you”. “Sure thing, Jimmy, let me just grab my brief case, I must have left it in the car” and with this he disappears and the next morning the towns people speak of reports made that there was a tall scarecrow in a silver sequined suit trying to thumb a ride on the side of the highway. “It wasn’t a man” most of them say “but a ghost, a ghost from hell”. Wrong. It was Alex Cameron and he’s from Sydney, Australia. – [Kevin Morby]

Australia’s Alex Cameron will release his new album, Forced Witness, on September 8 via Secretly Canadian. The record was coproduced by Alex and Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and features a couple notable collaborations: “Strangers Kiss” which is a duet with Angel Olsen, and “Runnin’ Outta Luck,” which was co-writen by and features The Killers’ Brandon Flowers. The first single (and opening song) is “Candy May” which also features Olsen, and you can watch the Meghan McGarry-directed video for that, and check out album art and tracklist, below.

You can catch Alex on tour in North America this fall, a trek which wraps up at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on October 7. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

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Alex Cameron – Forced Witness tracklist:
1. Candy May
2. Country Figs
3. Runnin’ Outta Luck
4. Stranger’s Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen)
5. True Lies
6. Studmuffin96
7. The Chihuahua
8. The Hacienda
9. Marlon Brando
10. Politics Of Love

Alex Cameron – 2017 Tour Dates:
Fri. June 30 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Sat. July 8 – London, UK @ BST Summer Time
Fri. July 14 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Sat. July 15 – Tonsberg, NO @ Slottsfjell Festival
Mon. July 31 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium #
Tue. Aug. 1 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall #
Fri. – Sun. Aug. 4-6 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
Thu. Aug. 17 – Saint Malo, FR @ Route du Rock La Nouvelle Vague
Sat. Aug. 19 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Wed. Aug. 23 – Berlin, DE @ Pop Kultur
Thu. Aug. 24 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
Fri. Aug. 25 – Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
Sat. Aug. 26 – Leeds, UK @ This Must Be the Place Festival
Sun. Aug. 27 – Liverpool, UK @ The Shipping Forecast
Mon. Aug. 28 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana, Bristol
Tue. Aug. 29 – Newcastle, UK @ The Academy ^
Wed. Aug. 30 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall ^
Thu. Aug. 31 – London, UK @ The Lexington – SOLD OUT
Sun. Sep. 3 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Tue. Sep. 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Thu. Sep. 21 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Fri. Sep. 22 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide Bar
Sat. Sep. 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
Tue. Sep. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Thu. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Fri. Sep. 29 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
Sat. Sep. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Mon. Oct. 2 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC
Tue. Oct. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Thu. Oct. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
Fri. Oct. 6 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Sat. Oct. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
Thu. Dec. 5 – London, UK @ Scala

# = with Foster the People
^ = with Mac DeMarco

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