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Interpol - "Something Changed" (Water From Your Eyes Interpolation), Water From Your Eyes - 'Live From Nate's Bedroom'







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Water From Your Eyes have taken on recent touring companions Interpol’s track “Something Changed” as part of the latter’s ‘Interpolations’ project, which sees songs from Interpol’s latest album ‘The Other Side Of Make-Believe’ reimagined by different artists.

Taking the original’s punch-drunk piano shuffle and brooding vocals and subjecting them to an expertly wielded sonic and rhythmic sledgehammer, the interpolation adds vocals from Water From Your Eyes vocalist Rachel Brown. “The idea was to invert the tone of the song, like a photo negative,” says Water From Your Eyes’ Nate Amos, “reframing change from something foreboding into something encouraging - as well as creating a conversation between Paul and Rachel in order to place the thoughts externally rather than internally.”



Water From Your Eyes recently performed three songs from their critically acclaimed new album ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ for Bandcamp Live. Joined by additional guitarist Al Nardo, the band shred through album highlights “Barley”, “Out There” and “True Life”. The performance is followed by a conversation with journalist Shaad D’Souza.

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Later today, Water From Your Eyes' Nate Amos and Interpol's Paul Banks will go live on their bands’ respective Instagram accounts tomorrow for a conversation at approximately 1pm ET.



Now thru July 15, get 25% off ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ and ‘The Other Side of Make-Believe’  at the Matador Webstore or Bandcamp.

Interpol on tour :
Thursday, July 20 MoM Sport, Budapest HU
Saturday, July 22 Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Monday, July 24 Maximum Uniq, Istanbul, TR
Friday, July 28 2023 Low Festival, Benidorm ES
Friday, August 11 Outside Lands, San Francisco CA
Sunday, August 13 Isleta Amphitheater, Albuquerque NM *
Tuesday, August 15 Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX *
Wednesday, August 16 Walmart AMP, Rogers AR *
Thursday, August 17 The Orion Amphitheater, Huntsville AL *
Saturday, August 19 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL *
Sunday, August 20 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL *
Tuesday, August 22 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC, USA *
Thursday, August 24 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA *
Friday, August 25 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH *
Saturday August 26 College Street Music Hall, New Haven CT
Wednesday, August 30 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh NY *
Thursday, August 31 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow VA *
Saturday, September 2 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON *
Monday, September 3 Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON *
Tuesday September 4 MTelus, Montreal QC
Wednesday, September 6 Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston MI *
Friday, September 8 FirstBank Amphitheater, Franklin TN *
Saturday, September 9 Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville IN *
Sunday, October 29 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA = (SOLD OUT)
Monday, October 30 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles CA ~

* with The Smashing Pumpkins
= w/ Jean Dawson and Mareux
~ w/ The Red Pears and DannyLux

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Water From Your Eyes on Tour
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage
+ w/ Melody’s Echo Chamber

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Water From Your Eyes - Live From Nate's Bedroom





Water From Your Eyes - 'Live From Nate's Bedroom' plus a Q&A with Shaad D’Souza, streaming tomorrow on Bandcamp Live, 5pm eastern.

A new Water From Your Eyes t-shirt (above) will be available directly from the band beginning tomorrow.

Purchases  of ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ will be 20% off at Bandcamp from 5pm ET on Thursday June 22 thru Saturday the 24th.

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Water From Your Eyes on Tour

Wednesday, June 21 Whirling Tiger, Louisville KY #
Thursday, June 22 Sleeping Village Chicago IL
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB
Tuesday, June 27 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

# w/ Sword II
! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage
+ w/ Melody’s Echo Chamber

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Water From Your Eyes Announce Autumn UK & EU Tour



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This autumn, Water From Your Eyes will return to the UK and EU for a run of dates, which include appearances at Pitchfork Festivals in Berlin, Paris, and London, headline dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Margate and Bristol, and the Primavera Weekender in Benidorm. Tickets for the headline shows will go on sale Friday, June 9th, at 10am BST / 11am CEST HERE

The band’s new album and Matador debut, Everyone’s Crushed, has met with effusive and near-universal praise, including top marks from Pitchfork (8.3, Best New Music), The Guardian (**** ‘Album of the Week’), Stereogum (‘Album of the Week’), and Rolling Stone (****). The album was previewed with singles “Barley”, “True Life” and “14”. Both videos for ‘Barley’ and ‘14’ were directed by the band’s Rachel Brown.

Tour Dates:

New in bold

June 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Bonk's
June 16 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong
June 17 - Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
June 19 - Athens, GA @ CINE #
June 20 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR #
June 21 - Louisville, KY @ Whirling Tiger #
June 22 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
June 24 - Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
June 27 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
July 20 - New York, NY @ Central Park (Summerstage)
July 28 - Winnipeg, MB @ Real Love Summer Fest
August 11 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Night
August 12 - Göteborg, SE @ Way Out West
August 18 - Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
August 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man
August 20 - Hamburg, DE at MS Dockville
September 30 - Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
October 7 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
October 9 - Portland, OR @ Rev Hall*
October 11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
October 30 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
October 31 - Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
November 1 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
November 3 - Berlin, DE @ Pitchfork Berlin
November 5 - Margate, UK @ Where Else
November 8 - Bristol, UK @ Dareshack
November 10 - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Paris
November 11 - London, UK @ Pitchfork London
November 12 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City
November 13 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
November 15 - Den Haag, NL @ PAARD
November 16 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
November 17 - Benidorm, ES @ Primavera Weekender

# w/ Sword II
*w/ Melody's Echo Chamber



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out today : Water From Your Eyes - 'Everyone's Crushed'



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Water From Your Eyes have released their new album and Matador debut ‘Everyone’s Crushed’. Across the record's 9 tracks, Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) find silliness and fatalism dancing in a frantic lockstep, using heart palpitating rhythms and absurdist, deadpan lyrics to convey stories of personal and societal unease. Described by Brown as Water From Your Eyes’ most collaborative record ever, it’s a swollen contusion of an album: experimental pop music that’s pretty and violent, raw and indelible.

They are currently supporting Interpol throughout their UK dates. In June, they’ll embark on a run of east coast headline shows, followed in the fall by a west coast run with Melody’s Echo Chamber. The band are also confirmed for Summerstage in Central Park this July,  Way Out West, Lowlands, and Greenman Festivals across Europe in August, and Pitchfork Festival in London, Paris and Berlin this November. A complete list of upcoming dates can be found below.












Water From Your Eyes on Tour

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Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK ^
Monday, May 29 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK ^
Wednesday, May 31 The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK ^
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK ^
Thursday, June 15 Bonk’s Bar, Philadelphia PA
Friday, June 16 Comet Ping Pong, Washington DC
Saturday, June 17 Static Age Records, Asheville NC
Monday, June 19 CINE, Athens GA #
Tuesday, June 20 DRKMTTR, Nashville TN #
Wednesday, June 21 Whirling Tiger, Louisville KY #
Thursday, June 22 Sleeping Village Chicago IL
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB
Tuesday, June 27 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Teulon MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Sunday, August 20 MS Dockville Festival, Hamburg DE
Saturday, September 30 L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA +
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR +
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA +
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

^ w/ Interpol
# w/ Sword II
! w/ Horsegirl, Lifeguard, Iceage

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Water From Your Eyes - "14"



"14" - directed by Rachel Brown

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Water From Your Eyes have released a new single and video ‘14,’ the latest preview from their forthcoming album and Matador debut ‘Everyone’s Crushed,’ out May 26th.

A crescendo of swelling strings, pizzicato and electronic drone moving around a cyclical vocal refrain of “How many is 14?,” the band describe the song as “a quasi-serial inkblot signifying submission to personal demons and the realization that change is both necessary and inevitable.” Watch the widescreen black & white video directed by the band’s Rachel Brown HERE.

On the video, Brown says:

“I was largely inspired by “Meshes of the Afternoon”, “Last Year in Marienbad”, and “Spirited Away,” as well as the painting “The Triumph of Baccus” by Diego Velázquez, a favorite of Nate’s. I wanted to capture the feeling of being haunted by one’s own inner turmoils and the act of letting those conflicts go.”

Having just concluded a US tour with Snail Mail, Water From Your Eyes will support Interpol on their UK dates in May. In June, they’ll embark on a run of east coast headline shows, followed in the fall by a west coast run with Melody’s Echo Chamber. The band are also confirmed for Pitchfork Festival in London, Paris and Berlin and November. Find a complete list of upcoming dates below.



Water From Your Eyes On Tour
:

Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK ^
Monday, May 29 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK ^
Wednesday, May 31 The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK ^
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK ^
Thursday, June 15 Bonk’s Bar, Philadelphia PA
Friday, June 16 Comet Ping Pong, Washington DC
Saturday, June 17 Static Age Records, Asheville NC
Tuesday, June 20 DRKMTTR, Nashville TN
Wednesday, June 21 Whirling Tiger, Louisville KY
Thursday, June 22 Sleeping Village Chicago IL
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB
Tuesday, June 27 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Thursday, July 20 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY !
Friday, July 28 Real Love Summer Fest, Winnipeg MB
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK
Saturday, September 30 Pop Montreal, Montreal QC
Saturday, October 7 The Crocodile, Seattle WA*
Monday, October 9 Rev Hall, Portland OR*
Wednesday, October 11 The Independent, San Francisco CA*
Friday, November 3 Pitchfork Festival, Berlin DE
Friday, November 10 Pitchfork Festival, Paris FR
Saturday, November 11 Pitchfork Festival, London UK

^ w/ Interpol
# w/ Sword II
! w/ Horsegirl, Iceage, Lifeguard
* w/ Melody’s Echo Chamber

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Water From Your Eyes - "True Life"



"True Life", video by Sabrina Nichols



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Out May 26, ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ is the Matador Records debut from Brooklyn duo Water From Your Eyes. Today, watch the animated video for the album’s second single, "True Life," which teams ping-ponging guitar riffs with drop-tuned bass and an unexpected shoutout to Neil Young.
“‘True Life’ is our Neil Young-inspired quasi-nu metal stomp,” explains the band. “It is also intended to be our ‘Short Skirt / Long Jacket.’ The bridge was initially meant to contain lyrics from ‘Cinnamon Girl,’ but Neil Young’s lawyers wouldn’t let us use them. Now they are about how Neil Young wouldn’t let us use his words. The rest of the song deals with life and assorted complications of the material world.”

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Poster art by Nicole Keiser



Water From Your Eyes on Tour

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Wednesday, April 12 Soundwell, Salt Lake City UT #
Thursday, April 13 AREA15, Las Vegas NV #
Saturday, April 15 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 16 Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo CA #
Tuesday, April 18 Cargo Concert Hall, Reno NV #
Wednesday, April 19 Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville CA %
Thursday, April 20 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA %
Saturday, April 22 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 23 Yucca North, Flagstaff AZ #
Monday, April 24 The Lowbrow Palace, El Paso TX #
Tuesday, April 25 Sister, Albuquerque NM #
Thursday, April 27 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK #
Friday, April 28 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR #
Saturday, April 29 Black Lodge, Memphis TN #
Monday, May 1 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN #
Tuesday, May 2 Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH #
Thursday, May 4 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown WV #
Saturday, May 6 The Ramkat, Winston-Salem NC #
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees Festival , Atlanta GA
Sunday, May 28 Brighton Dome, Brighton UK ^
Monday, May 29 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds UK ^
Wednesday, May 31 The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh UK ^
Thursday, June 1 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK ^
Thursday, June 15 Bonk’s Bar, Philadelphia PA
Friday, June 16 Comet Ping Pong, Washington DC
Saturday, June 17 Static Age Records, Asheville NC
Tuesday, June 20 DRKMTTR, Nashville TN
Wednesday, June 21 Whirling Tiger, Louisville KY
Thursday, June 22 Sleeping Village Chicago IL
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB
Tuesday, June 27 The Baby G, Toronto ON
Saturday, August 12 Way Out West Festival, Gothenberg SE
Friday, August 18 Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuisen NL
Saturday, August 19 Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons UK

# w/ Snail Mail + Dazy
* w/ Dazy
% w/ Snail Mail
^ w/ Interpol

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Coming May 26: Water From Your Eyes - 'Everyone's Crushed' + "Barley" Out Today





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Life is horribly dark right now. And yet, it is not unfunny.

That’s the sentiment that animates Water From Your Eyes on their new album, and first for Matador, ‘Everyone’s Crushed,’ out May 26. On the follow-up to the Brooklyn duo’s 2021 breakthrough, ‘Structure,’ Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him) find silliness and fatalism dancing in a frantic lockstep, using heart palpitating rhythms and absurdist, deadpan lyrics to convey stories of personal and societal unease. Described by Brown as Water From Your Eyes’ most collaborative record ever, it’s a swollen contusion of an album: experimental pop music that’s pretty and violent, raw and indelible.

Watch the video for first single ‘Barley,’ directed by the band’s Rachel Brown:



“Barley is a rhythmic sound collage experiment drawing from modern classical, classic rock, and dance music,” explain the band. “The lyrics suggest repeated futile attempts at attaining the unattainable and allude to Sting and Sonic Youth. The video mirrors these concepts in scope, texture, and variety - juxtaposing feelings of entrapment and late stage capitalism against the sense of freedom inherent to the vast American landscape. Despite all this heady bullshit the song is, at its core, fun.”

‘Everyone’s Crushed’ is shot through with unresolved tension, its nine tracks skittishly refusing to seek out resolute endings or stick to traditional structures. Many songs were written using serialism and microtonalism, and at times evoke the futurist-pop moves of Japanese composer Haruomi Hosono and the brutalism of Glenn Branca. “Barley”is a dance-rock track sequenced in alien tonality, with Brown speaking garbled transmissions (“One two three/Counter/You’re a cool thing count mountains”) over a bed of hallucinatory guitars. “14” leans into contemporary classical, with curtains of overlapping de-tuned strings underscoring lyrics that Nate describes as something out of a “gross-out horror movie”: “I’m ready to throw you up.”

Water From Your Eyes still possess an off kilter, shitposty quality. ‘Everyone’s Crushed’ manages to reference classic rock twice – first, on “Barley,” when Brown accidentally invokes Sting with the lyric “walk in fields of gold,” and again on “True Life”, when they sing: “Neil let me sing your song/It’s been this way for so long/Give me another chance.” Those weren’t the song’s original lyrics – Brown and Amos initially wanted to interpolate the bridge to “Cinnamon Girl” – but this is a typically meta compromise for the pair, a way to turn “True Life” into a song about writing the song “True Life”.

‘Everyone’s Crushed’ maps the liminal space between humor and darkness, between cracking up and freaking out. In the album’s closing moments Brown speaks in direct terms, “Clap those hands/Buy my product/There are no happy endings/I’m spending/I’m spending.” It’s playful and totally serious, punky bordering on anarchic, and a resolution to the record’s opening sentiment - “I just wanted to pray for the rain/Wishful thinking for sunny days.”

Read the full album bio by Shaad D’Souza HERE.

'Everyone's Crushed' Track List
1. Structure
2. Barley
3. Out There
4. Open
5. Everyone’s Crushed
6. True Life
7. Remember Not My Name
8. 14
9. Buy My Product



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Fresh from supporting Interpol in Europe, Water From Your Eyes will host a weekly live residency in New York throughout March, followed by a North American tour supporting Snail Mail in April and May . A full list of upcoming dates can be found below and tickets are available HERE.

Water From Your Eyes on Tour
Thursday, March 16 NYC Residency Night 1 at Secret Location *SOLD OUT*
Friday, March 24 NYC Residency Night 2 @ P.I.T *SOLD OUT*
Friday, March 31 NYC Residency Bowling Night at Melody Lanes
Friday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City IA
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Friday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City IA
Saturday, April 8 Slowdown, Omaha NE #
Monday, April 10 Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins CO #
Tuesday, April 11 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO #
Wednesday, April 12 Soundwell, Salt Lake City UT #
Thursday, April 13 AREA15, Las Vegas NV #
Saturday, April 15 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 16 Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo CA #
Tuesday, April 18 Cargo Concert Hall, Reno NV #
Wednesday, April 19 Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville CA %
Thursday, April 20 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA %
Saturday, April 22 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 23 Yucca North, Flagstaff AZ #
Monday, April 24 The Lowbrow Palace, El Paso TX #
Tuesday, April 25 Sister, Albuquerque NM #
Thursday, April 27 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK #
Friday, April 28 George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR #
Saturday, April 29 Black Lodge, Memphis TN #
Monday, May 1 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN #
Tuesday, May 2 Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH #
Thursday, May 4 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown WV #
Saturday, May 6 The Ramkat, Winston-Salem NC #
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees, Atlanta GA
Saturday, June 24 Sled Island, Calgary AB

# w/ Snail Mail + Dazy
% w/ Snail Mail

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Snail Mail - Spring '23 US Tour



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Following her five-night, sold-out "Valentine Festival" hometown residency at Baltimore's Ottobar next month, Snail Mail will be back on the road this spring, performing shows across the US and making stops at Coachella, Shaky Knees, Mission Creek, and Governor’s Ball festivals. Water From Your Eyes and Dazy will support on headline dates. Find tickets HERE.

Fri, February 10 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore MD SOLD OUT
Sat, February 11 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Sun, February 12 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Mon, February 13 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Tues, February 14 Snail Mail’s Valentine Festival, Baltimore, MD SOLD OUT
Friday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City IA
Saturday, April 8 Slowdown, Omaha NE #
Monday, April 10 Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins CO #
Tuesday, April 11 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO #
Wednesday, April 12 Soundwell, Salt Lake City UT #
Thursday, April 13 AREA15, Las Vegas NV #
Saturday, April 15 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 16 Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo CA #
Tuesday, April 18 Cargo Concert Hall, Reno NV #
Wednesday, April 19 Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville CA %
Thursday, April 20 Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA %
Saturday, April 22 Coachella, Indio CA
Sunday, April 23 Yucca North, Flagstaff AZ #
Monday, April 24 The Lowbrow Palace, El Paso TX #
Tuesday, April 25 Sister, Albuquerque NM #
Thursday, April 27 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City OK #
Friday, April 28 George's Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville AR #
Saturday, April 29 Black Lodge, Memphis TN #
Monday, May 1 The Vogue, Indianapolis IN #
Tuesday, May 2 Woodward Theater, Cincinnati OH #
Thursday, May 4 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown WV #
Saturday, May 6 @ The Ramkat, Winston-Salem NC #
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Saturday, June 10 Governor’s Ball Festival, New York NY

# w/ Water From Your Eyes + Dazy
% w/ Water From Your Eyes

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Matador Records is excited to welcome Brooklyn, NYC duo Water From Your Eyes to the label, with a new album due in the first half of 2023.

To mark the occasion, Water From Your Eyes will host a weekly live residency in New York throughout March. Tickets are free and available here. The band has also launched a newsletter, which you can sign up for here.

Water From Your Eyes will also headline shows in London, Brighton, Paris and Brussels before supporting Interpol in Spain and Portugal throughout February.

On the matter of joining the label, the band provided the following words
“This is all very crazy and we aren’t exactly sure what to say besides that it’s incredibly exciting and we are so fortunate to be working with such an amazing group of people. Neither one of us has fully processed the situation but I’m sure that this announcement will bring us closer to grasping reality—as much as the two of us are capable of such a task. We are so grateful to have this opportunity and there are not enough words in the English language to encapsulate our feelings of gratitude at this time. Nevertheless, thanks a bunch. This rocks.”

The ever-evolving project of Rachel Brown (they/them) and Nate Amos (he/him), Water From Your Eyes have released a stream of confoundingly anarchic, dizzyingly inventive, and increasingly recognised experimental pop music. The duo formed in Chicago in 2016 and are now based in Brooklyn.

The band’s 2021 breakout Structure, led by singles “When You’re Around” and "“Quotations”” (not be confused with the similarly titled ”Quotations”’ on the same album), was described by Pitchfork in their Rising feature as "... organized chaos built from the remnants of distorted post-punk, glitchy dance music, inquisitive orchestrals, and snatches of Exquisite Corpse-like word collages". “It holds your gaze long after the mystery fades, “ the album review stated, “channeling a powerful sense of empathy to mesmerizing effect."

Also released in 2021, 'Somebody Else’s Songs' (a reference to the band’s own 2019 album 'Somebody Else’s Song' that won them early attention) was a collection of transmogrified covers encompassing Eminem, Tears For Fears, OMC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Jackson and Nico. The band member’s individual solo projects, Thanks For Coming (Brown), and This Is Lorelei (Amos), highlight further shades of the duo’s respective fascinations and personalized output.

Water From Your Eyes On Tour, New Dates in Bold
Friday, January 20 Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles CA *
Friday, February 3 The Lexington, London UK +
Monday, February 6 The Prince Albert, Brighton UK &
Friday, February 10 PopUp!, Paris FR
Saturday, February 11 Witloof Bar, Brussels BE
Wednesday, February 15 Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela ES @
Thursday, February 16 Lav, Lisboa PT @
Saturday, February 18 São Mamede, Guimarães PT @
Sunday, February 19 Escenario Santander, Santander ES @
Monday, February 20 La Riviera, Madrid ES @
Tuesday, February 21 La Riviera, Madrid ES @
Thursday, February 23 Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona ES @
Friday, February 24 Mamba!, Murcia ES @
Saturday, February 25 Sala Paris 15, Málaga ES @
Thu, Mar 16 - NYC Residency Night 1 at Secret Location
Fri, Mar 24 - NYC Residency Night 2 @ P.I.T
Fri, Mar 31 - NYC Residency Bowling Night at Melody Lanes
Friday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City IA
Sunday, May 7 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA

* w/ PENDANT and 24HR Joe
+ w/ Ciel
& w/ Plantoid
@ w/ Interpol

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