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Ian Svenonius’ Escape-ism finds ‘The Lost Record,’ shares “Nothing Personal,” touring

Ian Svenonius
photo: Alexandra Cabral

Ian Svenonius is back with a new Escape-ism album, titled The Lost Record, which will be out via Merge on September 7. Recorded across four studios at far-flung points on the map, the album is “not lost as much as unloved,” according to the record jacket and the press release seems especially Svenonius-y:

Without the high-octane hype machine of the mind-control minstrels who hypnotize the hapless through the mass media, The Lost Record is bound for inevitable obscurity, but—with its timeless tunes, poignant message, and innovative sound—rediscovery and immortal status is equally assured! The Lost Record, being what it is, has enormous selling potential. Music enthusiasts will be thrilled to be the ones clever and kind enough to have rescued this platter from oblivion.

The first single is “Nothing Personal” which is pure snarling Svenonius attitude and you can watch the video below.

You an catch Escape-ism on tour, including a Brooklyn show at Murmrr Ballroom on October 6 which is a co-headlining show with Martin Rev, plus Roya (tickets). Ian’s also doing a few shows with Oh Sees, and one-offs in DC with No Age and Shopping and Chicago with Shannon & The Clams. All dates are listed below.

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Escape-ism – The Lost Record tracklist:
The Lost Record
Nothing Personal
I’m a Lover (at Close Range)
(I’m Gonna) Bite the Hand That Feeds
The Feeling’s Mutual
I Don’t Know Where Those Words Have Been
Exorcist Stairs
You Darken My Night
Alphabet’s Gotta Be Changed
Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day
What Sign (Was Frankenstein?)

Escape-ism – 2018 Tour Dates:
Jul 27-29 Brittany, FR – Binic Festival
Aug 17 Los Angeles, CA – Getty Museum
Sep 07 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 08 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel*
Sep 13 London, UK – Moth Club
Sep 14 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
Sep 15 York, UK – The Crescent
Sep 16 Manchester, UK – The Peer Hat
Sep 17 Margate, UK – TBA
Sep 18 Brighton, UK – The Rose Hill
Oct 06 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Ballroom^
Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
Oct 21 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry#
Oct 22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel#
Oct 23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse#
Oct 31 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall%
* w/ No Age, Shopping
^ w/ Martin Rev, Roya
# w/ Thee Oh Sees
% w/ Shannon and The Clams

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