SQÜRL have announced the release of their debut album, “Silver Haze”, out May 5th via Sacred Bones.
1. Berlin ‘87
2. The End of The World
3. Garden Of Glass Flowers [feat. Marc Ribot]
4. She Don’t Wanna Talk About It [feat. Anika]
5. Il Deserto Rosso [feat. Marc Ribot]
6. John Ashbery Takes A Walk [feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg]
7. Queen Elizabeth
8. Silver Haze
The first single off the album is for the track opener, “Berlin ’87”, with a video directed by Jem Cohen. Cohen shares this about the video: “Roaming Central and Eastern Europe soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall, backpack crammed with Super 8 cameras, I was deeply moved by the landscape. I couldn’t have guessed some of the footage would surface over a quarter-century later in a film for Jim and Carter’s band. They work hard to forge their expansive sound, with its indomitable beat and secret harmonics. Glad I had that backpack, and to be of service.”
SQÜRL said this about working with Cohen: “SQÜRL is so happy to have a film by Jem Cohen to accompany the first single, ‘Berlin ’87,’ from our new album Silver Haze. He’s one of our favorite filmmakers, and with his magical hands and eyes, he somehow captures the most evocative details that most people don’t even notice. The images he has chosen and shaped so perfectly evoke the feeling of our music, and then elevate it to another level. Our big thanks to you, Jem!”
SQÜRL is Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan and they’ve been scoring Jarmusch movies since “The Limits Of Control” and they’ve released a few EP’s, yet this is their first proper album.
The album was produced by Randall Dunn, who’s worked with Boris, Sunno))), Cloud Nothings, Marisa Nadler and many others. The album features collaborations with Marc Ribot, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anika.
SQÜRL has not announced any tour dates yet. They did just finish a UK/EU tour so hopefully one will be announced soon.
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