Moses Sumney Announces New EP, Shares New Song “Rank & File”

Black in Deep Red, 2014 EP Due Out August 10 via Jagjaguwar

Aug 02, 2018 Photography by Ibra Ake
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Moses Sumney released his debut full-length album, Aromanticism, last September via Jagjaguwar. It was our #1 Debut Album of 2017 and one of our overall Top 100 Albums of 2017. Now he has announced a brand new three-song EP, Black in Deep Red, 2014, and shared its first single, "Rank & File." The Black in Deep Red, 2014 EP is due out soon, next Friday August 10, via Jagjaguwar. Check out "Rank & File" below, followed by the EP's tracklist and cover art, as well as Sumney's upcoming tour dates.

Sumney had this to say about the EP in a press release: "Black in Deep Red, 2014 was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest. It was in the fall of 2014, after a grand jury decided not to charge the offending officer in the Mike Brown murder, delivering the verdict just in time for them to get home for Thanksgiving. I felt like a camouflaged outsider at the protest, like an anthropologist performing a study amongst his own kind. I took to the mountains soon after that and wrote these songs, wondering if power was a transferable device that could change hands through the vocalizing of unrest. The EP's title is inspired by a 1957 Mark Rothko painting by the same name."

Read our 2017 interview with Moses Sumney on Aromanticism.

Black in Deep Red, 2014 EP Tracklist:

1. Power?
2. Call-to-Arms
3. Rank & File

Moses Sumney Tour Dates:

8/3 - Locorotondo, IT @ Locus Festival
8/4 - Katowice, PL @ Off Festival
8/7 - Vilnius, LT @ Church of St. Catherine
8/9 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
8/10 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
8/11 - Copenhagen, DE @ HAVEN
8/12 - Helsinki, FL @ Flow Festival
8/31 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot 
9/8 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
9/19 - Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre
9/20 - Leeds, UK @ Howard Assembly Room
9/21 - London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
9/23 - Berlin, Germany @ Funkhaus
9/25 - Goningen, Netherlands @ Nieuwe Kerk
9/26 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
9/28 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Orangerie
10/9 - Tokyo, JP @ WWW X
10/13 - Oakland, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/14 - Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival

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