Marlon Williams Shares Video for New Song “Vampire Again”

Fall North American Shows Announced

Aug 09, 2017
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New Zealand singer/songwriter/guitarist Marlon Williams released his self-titled debut album in America on Dead Oceans in early 2016. Now he is back with a brand new single, "Vampire Again," shared via an amusing video in which he dresses like a vampire and leaps out at strangers. Right now it's just a standalone single, there's no word of his sophomore album. Williams directed the clip himself, in collaboration with U.K. cinematographer Steve Gullick. Watch it below. He has also announced some fall North American tour dates, which are also below.

Williams had this to say about the song in a press release: "The germination of this song began in LA last year. It was indeed Halloween again, and I was bored, having spent a week locked away in an Airbnb by the airport trying in vain to write a song. Any song. Nothing came. So Halloween comes around and I figure, 'Hey, I'm gonna go out tonight. Alone. Comfortably alone. Comfortably alone to see the LA Opera performing a new score to accompany my fave scary flick Nosferatu at the Ace Hotel. I'm gonna dress as the spindly creep himself. What's more, I'm gonna get super blazed before I go. And be comfortably alone.'

"So, off I go, having spent far too much on a last minute outfit, and step out of the Uber and onto the red carpet with a nauseating air of self-confidence. 'This is my night. I am strong. I am human and it is my right to express myself how I see fit.' Turns out I was running late, and when I finally enter the theatre everyone was already seated and the overture had begun. What's more, no one else was dressed up. Well they were, but in tuxedos and lovely dresses. And there was nowhere for stoned ole spindleboots to sit. So, I hunched and crawled my way down the aisle and sat on the floor like it was the most reasonable thing to do at an opera.
 
"I made it through the whole film and then calmly turned tail, satisfied that I'd had a good time and sure that I'd heard whispers of 'bad-ass' as I left the building. I'd like to believe that this was, at least in part, the catalyst for a whole new period in my life and my art. But that's bullsh*t.

"Anyway, here it is, my own demented tale of New Age self-affirmation; 'Vampire Again.'"

Read our 2016 interview with Marlon Williams.

Marlon Williams Tour Dates:

Fri. Aug. 11 - Boulder, CO @ Triple A Festival
Sat. Aug 12 - Sun. Aug. 13 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
Tue. Aug. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
Wed. Aug. 16 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown #
Fri. Aug. 18 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre #
Sat. Aug. 19 - Bellevue, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre #
Mon. Aug. 21 - Kansas City @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland #
Tue. Aug. 22 - Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre #
Thu. Aug. 24 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom #
Fri. Aug. 25 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues #
Sat. Aug. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre #
Mon. Aug. 28 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues #
Tue. Aug. 29 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's #
Sat. Sep. 2 - Rutbeek, NE @ Tuckerville Festival
Tue. Oct. 24 - London, UK @ Omeara
Wed. Oct. 25 - Paris, France @ Espace B
Thu. Oct. 26 - Berlin, Germany @ FluxBau
Sat. Oct. 28 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival
Mon. Oct. 30 - New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Wed. Nov. 1 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake
Thu. Nov. 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
Fri. Nov. 10 - Auckland, NZ @ Point Chev RSA
Sat. Nov. 11 - Welllington, NZ @ San Fran
Sun. Nov. 12 - Christchurch, NZ @ Blue Smoke
Wed. Nov. 15 - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
Thu. Nov. 16 - Melbourne, Australia @ Howler
Fri. Nov. 17 - Mullumbimby, Australia @ Mullumbimby Music Festival
 
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