The Residents prep ‘Intruders’ LP & covers project (stream “Frank’s Lament”)
Famously enigmatic experimental music icons The Residents, who released The Ghost of Hope earlier this year, have two new projects in the hopper. The first is new album Intruders, a concept piece about “the persistence of obsession”:
Intruders are seen as alternate beings stalking the corners of our consciousness. The album’s 11 original songs all pivot around the unseen and the uncontrollable spirits stuck in the seams of our minds. Whether it’s ghosts, angels, aliens, ex-lovers or an angry old woman with a bittersweet smile, we never know who or what will wedge itself into the darker recesses of our minds. Hated, loved, or merely tolerated, we all have Intruders.
We’ve got the premiere of “Frank’s Lament” from Intruders, a typically dark, unsettling track — how were they not on this year’s Twin Peaks: The Return? You can stream it below.
The second project is “I Am A Resident!,” where the group are encouraging fans to submit covers of Residents songs — that could end up on an album — via a Pledgemusic campaign:
After joining the I AM A RESIDENT! PledgeMusic campaign, fans will cross the line between passive consumption and active participation. Choose any song from The Residents’ vast catalog, record your own version and submit it. The Residents and their fans will then vote on their favorites which will be included on the I AM A RESIDENT! album to be released in the Spring of 2018.
Head to their Pledgemusic page for more details. Both records will be released in 2018.
In other news, The Residents have European tour dates later this fall — all are listed below.
The Residents – 2017 Tour Dates
Oct 28 Wytwornia Lodz, Poland
Nov 02 Aeronef Lille, France
Nov 04 La Sirene La Rochelle, France
Nov 06 Mousonturm Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Nov 07 Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 08 Het Depot Leuven, Belgium
Nov 09 Le Tetris Le Havre, France
Nov 11 Bremen Teater København V, Denmark
Nov 12 ROCKEFELLER Oslo, Norway
Nov 15 KAMPNAGEL Hamburg K6 Hamburg, Germany
Nov 16 Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany
Nov 17 Kulturzentrum franz.K Reutlingen, Germany
Nov 20 Dom Omladine Beograda Belgrade Serbia
Nov 21 Pogon Jednistvo Zagreb, Croatia
Nov 23 La BAM Metz, France
Nov 24 La Cooperative de Mai Clermont Ferrand, France
Nov 25 LES ABATTOIRS Bourgoin Jallieu, France
Nov 26 Theatre im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafe, Germany