by Andrew Sacher
Savages at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared Photography)
London post-punk four-piece Savages, who have proved to be a major force on stage, finally channeled that power into a debut album, Silence Yourself, which came out today (5/7) via Matador. It captures their live energy well, and the record's reminiscent of the Interpol-led post-punk revival of the early '00s in that it really shines new light on '80s post-punk without blindly aping it, and it's sure to be a gateway to that era for many young new fans. You can stream it HERE and pick it up at the Matador webstore.
Savages are on a European tour this month, and they'll continue to support the new album with more North American dates in July surrounding their appearance at Pitchfork Festival. Those dates include a NYC show happening on July 11 at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (5/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/8) at noon. Savages return to North America in the fall for ACL. All tour dates are listed below.
Savages are also taking part in a Creators Project show on Thursday (5/9) which will stream live on the Creators Project YouTube channel. The show also features sets by Johnny Hostile (who is one half of John and Jehn with Savages singer Jehnny Beth), Changeover and Curfew. It airs at 4:15 PM EDT and Savages are on at 5:00 PM EDT.
All dates are listed, along with the video for "Shut Up," below...
Savages - "Shut Up"
Savages -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 7th Bodega, Nottingham, UK
May 13th Botanique-Orangie, Brussels, Belgium
May 15th Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 16th Geb9, Cologne, Germany
May 17th Lido, Berlin, Germany
May 19th Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany
May 20th Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland
May 21st Magnolia Club, Milan, Italy
May 22nd Nimes, France
May 23rd Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
May 25th Field Day Festival, London, UK
May 29th Words To The Blind w/Bo Ningen, Red Gallery, London
June 1st Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
June 6th Pop Noire Night, La Maroquinerie, Paris
June 8th Parklife Festival, Manchester, UK
June 18th Zitadelle, Berlin (with Portishead)
June 19th Tipsport, Prague (with Portishead)
June 20th Yoko Ono's Meltdown, London (with Iggy Pop)
June 22nd Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, Holland
June 28th/29th Glastonbury Festival, UK
July 4th Roskilde, Denmark
July 11th Webster Hall, New York, NY
July 12th Middle East, Boston, MA
July 13th Rock 'n' Roll Hotel, Washington D.C.
July 14th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
July 15th La Tulipe, Montreal, QBC
July 16th Mod Club, Toronto, ONT
July 20th Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
July 21st Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
July 23rd El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
August 30th End Of The Road festival, UK
October 11th-13th ACL Music Festival Austin, TX