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Andy Shauf Celebrates The Party
Friday, May 20th, 2016

Andy Shauf Celebrates The Party

The anticipated new album by singer-songwriter Andy Shauf is now available.

The album, entitled The Party, is an extraordinary merging of sumptuous pop and poignant lyrical narratives that was recently described by The Independent as a “baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them.”

To kick off the celebration, Shauf just performed an NPR Tiny Desk Concert which you can watch here:NPR Tiny Desk Concert

With The Party, the Saskatchewan-based Shauf masterfully creates a cast of memorable and unique characters all set to ornate arrangements of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums. The album was recorded with Shauf playing all the instruments with the exception of string arrangements.

Andy Shauf is currently on tour in Europe and will be opening for case/lang/veirs in the US on their anticipated tour this summer.

Early Acclaim For The Party:

“There’s a case to be made for Shauf being one of the single most promising voices to emerge from Canada in recent memory. “ – Flood Magazine

“The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty and lushness." – Sunday Times

“The Party charms and troubles, playing like the soundtrack to a particularly devastating film noir. Shauf brings the same mentality to pop music as the songwriting greats of the '60s and '70s did, with gorgeous instrumentation, subtle arrangements and an all-round organic feel. Paired with his very human and humanizing lyrics, The Party is relatable and honest, simply marvellous.” - Exclaim

“It’s a lovely, luxuriant thing that you should hear.” – Stereogum

“It basically sounds like Elliott Smith come back to life. In the 70's. It's... incredible. - IndieShuffle

Tour Dates

MAY 20 – HAMBURG, DE - Molotow
MAY 21 - COLOGNE, DE - Gabaude 9
MAY 23 – AMSTERDAM, NL – Paradiso
MAY 25 – LONDON, UK – Bush Hall w/ Evening Hymns
MAY 26 – BRIGHTON, UK – The Hope and Ruin w/ Evening Hymns
MAY 30 – LILLE, FR – La Peniche
MAY 31 – PARIS, FR – Mecanique Ondulatoire
JUN 2 – BARCELONA, ES – Primavera
JUN 3 – BARCELONA, ES – Primavera
JUN 9 - NEW YORK, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ Son Little
JUN 22 - SAN DIEGO, CA - Humphrey’s w/ case/lang/veirs
JUN 23 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Greek Theatre w/ case/lang/veirs
JUN 25 - SARATOGA, CA - The Mountain Winery w/ case/lang/veirs
JUN 28 - VICTORIA, BC - Royal Theatre w/ case/lang/veirs
JUN 29 - VANCOUVER, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre w/ case/lang/veirs
JUN 30 - SEATTLE, WA - Woodland Park Amphitheatre w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 2 - PORTLAND, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 5 - BEND, OR - Athletic Club of Bend w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 7- WINNIPEG, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
JUL 22 - GUELPH, ON - Hillside Festival
JUL 23 - LOWELL, MA - Boarding House Park w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 26 - BROOKLYN, NY - BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 27 - WASHINGTON, DC - Lincoln Theatre w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 28 - WASHINGTON, DC - Lincoln Theatre w/ case/lang/viers
JUL 29 - ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta Botanical Garden w/ case/lang/veirs
JUL 31 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Joy Theater w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 2 - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 3 - AUSTIN, TX - Long Center for the Performing Arts w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 4 - DALLAS, TX - Winspear Opera House w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 6 - NASHVILLE, TN - Ryman Auditorium w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 7 - CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Theatre w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 9 - BAYFIELD, WI - Big Top Chautauqua w/ case/lang/veirs
AUG 10 - APPLE VALLEY, MN - Weesner Amphitheater w/ case/lang/veirs
DEC 08 - OTTAWA, ON - National Arts Centre

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