ARCA ANNOUNCES ‘REVERIE / SAUNTER’ 12”
LIMTED EDITION, HAND-NUMBERED VINYL RELEASE IN FISHNET PACKAGING
LISTEN TO NEW TRACK ‘SAUNTER’ HERE
Friday, March 24, 2017 – Arca has today released another piece of new music from his forthcoming third album. ‘Saunter’ is the latest in a line of emotive, powerful and deeply personal new songs that feature revelatory vocal performances from the London-based, Venezuela-born artist. It is available to hear via digital services and Soundcloud now.
Arca has also today announced a limited-edition vinyl release of ‘Reverie / Saunter’. Limited to just 220 copies, the 12” release will be hand-numbered and features hand-stitched fishnet tights packaging. The vinyl release is available to pre-order via the XL Recordings webstore HERE
‘Saunter’ – alongside recently revealed tracks such as ‘Piel’, ‘Reverie’ and ‘Anoche’ – will feature on Arca’s self-titled third album. Released on April 7, 2017, Arca is his first record for XL Recordings, following the release of his two previous albums: 2014’s Xen and 2015’s Mutant.
Arca has already received substantial critical acclaim for his new music, with Pitchfork describing it as “an intoxicating mixture of suffering and lust that radiates from this bittersweet lament, and it’s just about impossible not to find beauty in his sadness” while The Guardian stated “Arca has grown in intensity and daring with each release, so it’s fascinating to see him pursue a direction so intimate and exposing”.
The new music has appealed equally to the Spanish-speaking world: “Arca’s more recent songs sound at once contemporary and very avant-garde, but they also evoke that Venezuela of never-ending steppes, the authentic one, that of the adventurous soul and light music, beautiful and unforgettable” stated This Is Underground, while Rockdelux declared “In that shared space between pleasure and pain, the beautiful and the ugly, the natural and the artificial, the human and the Martian or, simply, light and darkness, the genuine voice of the Venezuelan musician emerges to give shape to a highly suggestive subject .”
For this new record, Arca has continued his inimitable creative partnership with longtime visual collaborator Jesse Kanda. In addition to making the videos for ‘Anoche’ and ‘Reverie’. Kanda has created the stunning artwork for Arca, which will be available on CD, gatefold single vinyl LP and on all digital services. It is available to pre-order now HERE.
Meanwhile, tickets for Arca’s biggest headline show to date are on sale today. Arca and Jesse Kanda LIVE takes place at London’s legendary 3,300 capacity Roundhouse venue on April 28, with tickets available now via www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/LPI2804A . He is also set to perform as part of Bjork’s live band at the Ceremonia (Mexico), FYF (Los Angeles) and Fuji Rock (Niigata) festivals, in addition to live and DJ appearances throughout 2017.
The full set of shows is:
30 March Club 2 Club – Milan – Italy (DJ)
31 March Rewire Festival – The Hague – Netherlands (DJ)
1 April Ceremonia Festival – Mexico (with Bjork)
28 April The Roundhouse – London – UK (Live)
15 June Sonar Festival – Barcelona – Spain (Live)
14 July Pitchfork Festival – Chicago – USA (DJ)
21 July FYF – California – USA (with Bjork)
22 July FYF – California – USA (DJ)
30 July Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata – Japan (with Bjork)
5 August Dekmantel – The Netherlands (DJ)
30 September Ruhrtriennale – Bochum – Germany (Live)