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Algiers Share Fierce Album Opener “Walk Like a Panther,” as Well as a Remix by Uniform

The Underside of Power Due Out This Friday via Matador

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Algiers are releasing a new album, The Underside of Power, this Friday (June 23) via Matador. They have previously shared the album’s title track, “The Underside of Power,” and “Cleveland,” which references Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African American boy who was shot to death by police in Cleveland in 2014 because he was playing with a toy gun in a playground. Now they have shared fierce album opener “Walk Like a Panther.” They have also shared a remix of the song by New York noise-rock band Uniform. Listen to both the original song and the remix below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates, which include some stadium shows opening for Depeche Mode.

A previous press release described the album as such: “Touchpoints on this masterpiece include everything from Southern rap to British grime to horror movie soundtracks to late-‘70s English industrial to Northern Soul. More vital than ever before, particularly in the wake of our current political climate, the record touches on whiteness, oppression, police brutality, dystopia, and hegemonic power structures.”

Bassist Ryan Mahan had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “This album was recorded in a political environment that collapses the late ‘70s economic crisis and the looming onslaught of arch-conservative neoliberalism, via Thatcher and Reagan, into the late 1930s, a world driven by fascist nationalism and white power fantasies in the U.S. and abroad.”

The band now features former Bloc Party bassist Matt Tong on drums.

Algiers Tour Dates:

6/22 - Berlin, DE - Olympiastadion Berlin *
6/23 - Berlin, DE - Musik & Freiden
6/25 - Rome, IT - Stadio Olimpico *
6/26 - Milan, IT - Santeria Social Club
6/27 - Milan, IT - Stadio San Siro *
6/29 - Bologna, IT - Dall;Ara *
7/1 - St. Denis, FR - Stade de France *
7/4 - Gelsenkirchen, DE - Veltins-Arena *
7/13 - Vancouver, BC - Cobalt
7/14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
7/15 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
7/17 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
7/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
7/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
7/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
7/24 - Washington, DC - Black Cat

* denotes w/ Depeche Mode

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