PETER MATTHEW BAUER ANNOUNCES DEBUT UK & EU SHOWS
STREAM NEW SONG ‘PHILADELPHIA RAGA’ BELOW
DEBUT SOLO ALBUM LIBERATION! RELEASED 16TH JUNE ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
Peter Matthew Bauer has just announced a short run of dates in support of the release of his debut album Liberation!. It’s out on 16th June via Memphis Industries and, after addition previously sharing ‘Latin American Ficciones’ from the album, ‘Philadelphia Raga’ is now available to stream from Bauer’s Soundcloud account.
Bauer has also announced his first shows on European soil as a solo artist. Bauer will play The Lexington in London on 19th June, sandwiched between dates in France and Holland.
17 June – La Maroquinerie, Paris w/ Alela Diane
19 June – The Lexington, London
20 June – Best Kept Secret Festival, Holland
Liberation! is a poignant and anthemic blend of soulful balladry, folk-tinged meditations, and full-bore rock & roll, crafted with an oblique nod towards the explosion of art, rock, and attitude that emerged from NYC in the ‘70s. Formerly a member of beloved NYC group The Walkmen, Bauer uses Liberation! as an opportunity to welcome the rest of the world into his personal history of a childhood spent living in ashrams, and a life shaped by the constant presence of religion and mythology amidst uncertainty.
It’s a bold, bracing collection of songs for the mind, body and spirit with the power to grab you and shake you out of your environment. Leveraging traces of Eastern arrangements in a solidly Western rock experience, Liberation! is the soundtrack of one man’s journey inside himself, in preparation for the rest of the world to follow.
Peter’s seven piece band features Peter on vocals and guitar, Skye Skjelset (Fleet Foxes) on guitar, Matt Oliver (TV Torso, Soundteam) on guitar, Mickey Walker (Light Heat, Mazarin, The Lillys) on bass and Jesse McIntosh on drums plus two backing vocalists.