Listen: Stream of New Peter Murphy Album

 

Released this week via the Nettwerk label, Murphy’s Ninth can be streamed, below. Check out tour dates as well.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Peter Murphy’s no unknown
quantity, that’s for sure; some of you fans out there may remember a certain influential
British band called Bauhaus. We’re extremely pleased to host a digital
listening party for Murphy’s new solo album Ninth – his first solo record in seven years and also the first he’s done since
Bauhaus was put permanently to rest in 2009.

 


Peter Murphy – Ninth by nettwerkmusicgroup

 

 

Produced by David Baron
and featuring the “tight, seasoned band” of guitarists Mark Gemini Thwaite and
John Andrews, bassist Jeff Schartoff and drummer Nick Lucero, Ninth is a striking mixture of
punk-fueled swagger and atmospheric noir.
Pure Murphy, one reckons.

 

 

Murphy also is doing a
string of live dates and in-store appearances, primarily on the west coast but
there’s also a one-off appearance at the J&R Music World store tomorrow in
NYC. Check out the itinerary, below. Murphy is also mounting a distinctly high
profile via social media – his website is http://www.petermurphy.info/ while his Facebook page is located at http://www.facebook.com/petermurphyinfo – although he’s quick to point out that the concert connection remains
paramount for him as an artist.

 

“I
think younger audiences are just as aware that they don’t have any identity in
the music they follow,” he says, commenting from a place of aesthetic analysis
than any kind of bitterness. “Once they start listening to older music or music
that isn’t generically issued, they start to hold onto things more. That’s why
it’s more important for people like myself to connect with an audience. I’m not
talking about Facebook – I’m talking about a live show. People can really start
to form a congealed idea in their relationship with an artist. That kind of connection
is missing in the digital world: You experience things more in a tangible realm
than in a virtual existence. I don’t deny or get anxious about being labeled; I
can’t really describe what I do, but it does have an outside effect on an
audience. But I mustn’t get stuck holding onto that, because you mustn’t rest
on your laurels.”

 

Tour Dates:

Tues, June 7               New York, NY  @ J&R Music World (In-store)

Wed, June 15             San Diego, CA
@ Casbah

Thur, June 16             Los Angeles, CA  @ Amoeba (In-store)

Fri,
June 17                Pioneertown, CA @
Pappy & Harriet’s

Thur,
June 23             San Francisco, CA
@ Amoeba (In-store)

Fri,
June 24                San Francisco, CA
@ Bottom Of The Hill

Sat,
June 25                Sacramento, CA
@ Boardwalk

Sun,
June 26               Costa
Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar

Wed,
June 29             Los Angeles, CA
@ The Troubadour

 

 

[Photo Credit: Thomas
Tadeus Bak]

 

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