Parquet Courts’ A. Savage Announces Album, Shares Video for New Song: Watch

“Elvis in the Army” appears on Several Songs About Fire. Check out his tour dates.

A. Savage

A. Savage, photo by Vince McClelland

A. Savage, he of Parquet Courts, has announced his second solo album. Several Songs About Fire is out October 6 via Rough Trade. The follow-up to 2017’s Thawing Dawn features the recent single “Thanksgiving Prayer” as well as a new one that’s out today. Check out the video for “Elvis in the Army,” plus a new tour itinerary, below. 

“We often describe ourselves in geographic terms. American, New Yorker—two terms that I’ve used to identify myself that have to do with being from or of a certain place,” Savage said in a statement. “So ‘Elvis in the Army’ is a bit of an inventory of those labels. They have less to do with geography than we realize. Really we’re just talking about ourselves, then framing certain characteristics geographically. No matter where I live I’ll have an American psyche until the day I die, for better or for worse. I’ll always be of America. And I can’t imagine a time where New York doesn’t feel like home. But despite that, I’d rather not be associated with a place, at least for now.”

The album was produced by John Parish and features contributions from Cate Le Bon, Jack Cooper (of Modern Nature and Ultimate Painting), plus saxophonist Euan Hinshelwood (who plays in Cate Le Bon’s band), drummer Dylan Hadley (of Kamikaze Palm Tree), and violinist Magdalena McLean (of Caroline).

Several Songs About Fire:

01 Hurtin’ or Healed
02 Elvis in the Army
03 Le Grande Balloon
04 My My, My Dear
05 Riding Cobbles
06 Mountain Time
07 David’s Dead
08 Thanksgiving Prayer
09 My New Green Coat
10 Out of Focus

A. Savage:

09-30 Newport, Essex, England – Murmuration Festival
10-20 Portland, ME – SPACE ^
10-21 Boston, MA – Crystal Ballroom ^
10-22 Portsmouth, NH – Press Room ^
10-24 Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground ^
10-25 Kalamazoo, MI – Eccentric Cafe ^
10-27 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle ^
10-28 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
10-29 Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo #
10-30 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway %
11-01 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups %
11-02 Louisville, KY – Whirling Tiger %
11-03 Nashville, TN – Third Man %
11-04 Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
11-05 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle
11-07 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %
11-09 Washington, DC – Black Cat %
11-10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian %
11-11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom %
02-08 Manchester, England – Pink Room 
02-09 Dublin, Ireland – Workmans Club       
02-11 Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast 
02-12 Bristol, England – Thekla             
02-14 London, England – The Garage 
02-15 Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
02-16 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Rotonde         
02-18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Upstairs
02-19 Cologne, Germany – MTC Club       
02-21 Copenhagen, Denmark – Ideal Bar – Vega
02-22 Berlin, Germany – Privat Club
02-05 Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge
02-07 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
02-09 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
02-10 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
02-11 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
02-12 Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom
02-13 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
02-15 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
02-16 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

^ with Annie Hart
* with Cha Cha
# with Diet Lite
% with Sluice

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