by Bill Pearis

John Grant Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant will release his third solo album, titled Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, on October 2 via Partisan/Bella Union. That's the cover art, above. The album was recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Swans) and features guest appearances from Amanda Palmer, former Everything But the Girl vocalist Tracey Thorn, and onetime Siouxsie & the Banshees drummer, Budgie. As for the album title, "Grey Tickles" is a literal translation for the Iceland term for midlife crisis, and "Black Pressure" is the same for the Turkish "nightmare." Both of these come to play in a ghoulish, bloody trailer for the the new album which you can watch below.

Grant was just in the NYC area for shows with Pixies, but he'll be back in North America this fall for a tour, including a record release show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 17. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26). All announced dates are listed below...

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John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure tracklist
1. Intro
2. Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
3. Snug Slacks
4. Guess How I Know
5. You and Him
6. Down Here
7. Voodoo Doll
8. Global Warming
9. Magma Arrives
10. Black Blizzard
11. Dissapointing
12. No More Tangles
13. Geraldine
14. Outro

John Grant - 2015 Tour Dates
Jul 03 Vicarage Farm Winchester, United Kingdom
Jul 04 Vicarage Farm Winchester, United Kingdom
Jul 23 Festival Big Top Galway, Ireland
Jul 24 Deer Shed 2015 Topcliffe, United Kingdom
Oct 13 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
Oct 14 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
Oct 16 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Oct 17 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
Oct 19 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Oct 21 - Chicago, IL - Martyrs'
Oct 22 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 24 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
Oct 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Oct 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Nov 04 Iceland Airwaves 2015 Reykjavik, Iceland
Nov 12 Eventim Apollo London, United Kingdom
Nov 15 La Cigale Paris, France
Nov 18 Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 21 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 24 Bürgerhaus Stollwerck Koln, Germany
Nov 25 Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
Nov 29 Vega Vesterbro, Denmark
Dec 01 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
Dec 04 Cosmopolite Oslo, Norway
Dec 05 Logen Teater Bergen, Norway

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