Chet Faker Announces Full Length Album, Tour

Chet Faker Announces Full Length Album, Headline Tour + Video for Single "Talk Is Cheap". Chet Faker starts his North American tour May 14th in Boston, Ma.

Chet Faker will release his debut full-length album Built On Glass April 15 on Downtown Records/Future Classic. The 12-track debut LP was over two years in the making and follows the lead of its first single “Talk Is Cheap,” crystallizing Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision that fuses languid R&B, songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Directed by Toby & Pete, the breathtaking video features the use of stop motion animation and can be seen above.

Faker announced details of a month-long headline North American tour in support of the album, kicking off May 16 in Boston. The tour will see him hit major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and more, as well as a spot at the May incarnation of the Sasquatch Festival. See full tour routing below and look for info on Chet Faker’s SXSW appearances in the coming weeks.

Late one night in 2011, the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer—real name Nick Murphy—recorded a cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” for a few close friends. They passed it on (and on and on) and the internet fell in love. Eventually the track became a worldwide hit and was featured on his Thinking in textures EP, released in 2012 via Downtown Records.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker excels at crisp, soulful songwriting that merges late-ʻ90s R&B with a contemporary electronic palate influenced by a youth producing house and disco. He performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam.

BUILT ON GLASS Track Listing

01 – Release Your Problems

02 – Talk is Cheap

03 – No Advice (Airport Version)

04 – Melt feat. Kilo Kish

05 – Gold

06 – /

07 – To Me

08 – Blush

09 – 1998

10 – Cigarettes & Lonelines

11 – Lesson in Patience

12 – Dead Body

Tour Dates

May 14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

May 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 01 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Jun 06 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Jun 07 Austin, TX – The Parish

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