Tindersticks Announce Album, Film Project; Collaborate w/Savages’ Singer

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Watch hypnotic video clip, below.

By Blurt Staff

Any Tindersticks fan will understand the sentiment: there are so many moments spread throughout their oeuvre that get under your skin and/or haunt your dreams that it’s often hard to convey it in words without sounding like a precious college freshman lit student. Nevertheless, we carry on, and carry the faith—and faith, as the saying goes, will be rewarded come January 22 with the release of The Waiting Room (City Slang). Not only is the album artwork, above, unsettling in its twisted elegance, the just-released video for the track “We Are Dreamers!” is downright unnerving in its raw simplicity. You can watch it now:

The group’s 10th album and the followup to 2012’s The Something Rain, it features a notable guest turn by Jehnny Beth from Savages (e.g. “We Are Dreamers!”) and sleeve art by French photographer Richard Dumas (who also shot the photo of the band that appears at the top of this page). Per our note about the video, both the CD and LP editions will be accompanied by a DVD for the accompanying film project — each track is accompanied by a short film interpreted by renowned filmmakers such as Christoph Girardet, Pierre Vinour, Claire Denis, Rosie Pedlow and Joe King, Gregorio Graziosi, Richard Dumas and Gabriel Sanna. Indeed, “We Are Dreamers!” was shot by Brazilian director Gabriel Sanna. There will also be a series of live listening events that follow the record’s release – details at the bottom.

Tindersticks CD

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Tracklist:
1. Follow Me
2. Second Chance Man
3. Were We Once Lovers?
4. Help Yourself
5. Hey Lucinda (feat. Lhasa De Sela)
6. This Fear of Emptiness
7. How He Entered
8. The Waiting Room
9. Planting Holes
10. We are Dreamers! (feat. Jehnny Beth)
11. Like Only Lovers Can

The Waiting Room Cine-Concert live events (more band info HERE):
February 11 – Clermont-Ferrand, FR @ Clermont-Ferrand ISFF
February 13, 14 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuehne
April 19-21 – Paris, FR @ Le Bouffes du Nord
April 26 – Copenhagen, DK @ Chp Pix
April 29 – London, UK @ The Barbican
April 30 – May 8 – Music Beyond Mainstream, UK tour

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