Algiers have announced June 2nd as the release date for their self-titled debut album, which will be released by Matador Records. Influenced by radical politics and deeply indebted to post-punk’s sonic trailblazing and gospel’s spiritual bloodletting, the forthcoming album album “contains neo-modernist hymns with caustic social sentiment and explosive noise”.
Algiers comprises singer/guitarist Franklin James Fisher, guitarist Lee Tesche, and bassist Ryan Mahan. The trio of émigrés from the American Deep South, now split between New York and London. Algiers synthesizes its eclectic influences, from Nina Simone and PJ Harvey to Suicide and Public Enemy, into definitely interesting new forms.
Algiers also announced tour dates, including a run of shows with Interpol in the spring. The band will tour the United States extensively later this year.