Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is gearing up to release new solo album, I Love The New Sky (out 5/22 via Bella Union) and he's just shared a new single and video celebrating the many wonders of a place we go to less and less these days: the mall. "The mall is like a state of mind - everything and nothing is there," says Burgess. "It induces a kind of torpor. Even the process of going between floors is assisted by moving staircases. Shop windows are hypnotic but you don’t have to take part in anything. Malls are a great leveller - class and status disappear. They are like a waking dream, an altered state. A kind of limbo. Plus they are handy if you need new shoes or a doughnut.” The video is as playful as the song and you can watch that below.

Tim is in NYC this week for the New Colossus Festival where he has three performances: Pianos on Thursday (3/12) for the Kanine Records party with Stealing Sheep, Honey Lung, Peel Dream Magazine and Pom Poko (all of whom, along with Tim are among our Bands to See at the fest), plus Tallies, Honey Cutt, The Natvral (aka Kip from TPOBPAH) and more; then Berlin Under A on Friday (3/13) with Ducks Unlimited, Honey Lung and Ali Barter; and finally Saturday (3/14) at The Delancey with Stealing Sheep, L.A. Peach, Ceremony East Coast, Hussy, and Sahara.

Additionally, as part of New Colossus, Tim will DJ at The Ludlow House late Thursday night, along with Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins, Bella Union Records) and more. And if you're a Charlatans fan, Tim will be doing a special reading/discussion at Arlene's Grocery on Saturday which is a free party presented by Rough Trade that also features performances from The Orielles, Tallies, Honey Lung, Threesome and Luke De-Scisico.

Tim's also has UK shows this spring -- all dates are listed below.

3/12/2020 - New York, NY - Pianos
3/13/2020 - New York, NY - Berlin
3/14/2020 - New York, NY - The Delancey
5/1/2020 - Newcastle, UK - Hit The North 'Opening Party' @ Think Tank
5/2/2020 - Leeds, UK - Live at Leeds
5/3/2020 - Liverpool, UK - Sound City
5/20/2020 - Nottingham, UK - Rough Trade
5/22/2020 - London, UK - Rough Trade East
5/24/2020 - Dartington, UK - Sea Change Festival
5/25/2020 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
5/27/2020 - Manchester, UK - Night & Day
6/6/2020 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
6/9/2020 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
6/10/2020 - Kendal, UK - Brewery
6/12/2020 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
6/14/2020 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
6/16/2020 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
6/17/2020 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
6/18/2020 - London, UK - Oslo
6/20/2020 - Manchester, UK - YES
7/26/2020 - North Yorkshire, UK - Deer Shed Festival

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