Algiers share new video for “Cleveland”

Algiers' "Cleveland" video out now - shot in Staten Island & East New York

Algiers have unveiled an incendiary new video for “Cleveland.” The track is off the band’s current Matador release The Underside Of Power. Algiers. play tomorrow night in Vancouver, BC.

the video sees frontman and lyricist Franklin James Fisher, who self-directed the video with Marisa Gesualdi and Sam Campbell, between Staten Island and the Pink Houses project in East New York, where Eric Garner and Akai Gurley were killed at the hands of New York City Police Department. The lyrics and title summon Kindra Chapman, Andre Jones, Lennon Lacy, Sandra Bland, Roosevelt Pernell, Keith Warren, Alfred Wright and Tamir Rice, similarly victims of state sanctioned violence, making for a powerful and uncompromising message of resistance and defiance as well as a life-affirming tribute. Fisher also met the family of Eric Garner (photo below) to open a conversation on future support for the community.

The album sees the transatlantic four piece, based between NYC and London and now counting Bloc Party founding member Matt Tong on drums, delve into political unrest both in the US and UK, touching on oppression, police brutality, dystopia, and hegemonic power structures, via a visceral and incendiary musical palette traversing Northern soul and gospel to IDM, industrial, italo, grime, and musical touchstones such as Suicide, Afrika Bambaata, The Pop Group, Public Enemy, and Nina Simone.

Tour Dates:
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
7/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel – w/ The Kills
7/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right – SOLD OUT
7/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
7/24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
9/13 – Albany, NY – The Hollow ^
9/14 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room ^
9/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall ^
9/16 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ^
9/18 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Ballroom ^
9/21 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn ^
9/22 – New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge ^
9/23 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
9/24 – Dallas, TX – Dada ^
9/25 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage ^
9/26 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger ^
9/28 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf ^
9/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ^
9/30 – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo Club ^
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10/15 – Atlanta, GA – Afropunk Festival
11/1 – Eindhoven, NL – Lichting @ Alstadt
11/2 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
11/3 – Bielefeld, DE – NR. Z. P.
11/5 – Dresden, DE – Beatpol
11/6 – Berlin, DE – Lido
11/8 – Poznan, PL – Meskalina
11/9 – Warsaw, PL – NIEBO
11/10 – Wroclaw, PL – Firlej
11/11 – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
11/13 – Turin, IT – Astoria Club
11/14 – Nimes, FR – Paloma
11/15 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
11/16 – Lyon, FR – La Marche Gare
11/17 – Bern, CH – Saint Ghetto Festival
11/18 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
11/19 – Brussels, BE – Botanique/Witloof Bar
11/20 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
11/22 – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
11/23 – Liverpool, UK – Magnet
11/24 – Glasgow, UK – Fred Paton Daycare
11/27 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Community Room
11/29 – London, UK – Moth Club
11/30 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
12/2 – Dublin, IE – Grand Social

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