London band bar italia are releasing their debut album Tracey Denim this Friday (May 19) and today have shared one final teaser from it called “changer”.
This one finds Jezmi Tarik Fehmi taking the lead vocal to begin with, sighing his way between jangling guitars and propulsive drums; “didn’t get the chance to say, I want to more / Doesn’t have to be this way, it’s too pure.” While the song doesn’t progress from this place of agitation, bar italia draw out the many shades of dissatisfaction, especially as Nina Cristante’s airier voice intertwines majestically with Sam Fenton’s defeated tones in the chorus. “changer” is the kind of song that hooks you in purely on its gorgeous tone, then keeps you sustained in a place of subtly beautiful contemplation.
bar italia’s debut album Tracey Denim arrives this Friday, May 19, through Matador (pre-order/save). You can find the band on Instagram, or catch them at these live dates:
Tuesday 16th May / Cologne, Germany :Jaki Wednesday 17th May / Prague, CzechRepublic : MeetFactory (Foyer) Thursday 18th May / Berlin, Germany :Urban Spree – SOLD OUT Saturday 20th May / Amsterdam,Netherlands : Cinetol – SOLD OUT Monday 22nd May / Paris, France :Boule Noire – SOLD OUT Tuesday 23rd May / Lille, France :Aeronef (Club) Wednesday 24th May / Brighton, UK :Green Door Store Thursday 25th May / London, UK : ICA- SOLD OUT
Saturday 3rd June / Barcelona, Spain: Primavera Barcelona Sunday 4th June / Lisbon, Portugal :ZDB Tuesday 6th June / Madrid, Spain :Primavera Madrid Club Saturday 10th June / Madrid, Spain :Primavera Madrid
Tuesday 13th June / NYC, US : TV Eye- SOLD OUT Wednesday 14th June / NYC, US : UnionPool – SOLD OUT Thursday 15th June / NYC, US :Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT Saturday 17th June / NYC, US : PublicRecords – SOLD OUT Monday 19th June / Los Angeles, US :El Cid – SOLD OUT Wednesday 21st June / Los Angeles, US: Zebulon – SOLD OUT Thursday 22nd June / Los Angeles, US: Genghis Cohen Saturday 24th June / Los Angeles, US: Gold Diggers
Friday 21st July / Hyeres, France,MIDI Festival Sunday 23rd July / Southwold, UK,Latitude Festival
Thursday 31st August / UK, End of the Road
Saturday 23rd September / Cork, IE:Seanie Buttons Sunday 24th September / Dublin, IE:Workman’s Club
Tuesday 31st October / Manchester, UK: YES Wednesday 1st November / Bristol, UK: The Fleece Friday 3rd November / Leeds, UK :Brudenell Social Club Saturday 4th November / Glasgow, UK :Room 2 Tuesday 7th November / London, UK :Village Underground Thursday 9th November / Rennes, FR :Antipode Saturday 11th November / Paris, FR :Pitchfork Festival Monday 13th November / St Gallen, CH:Palace Thursday 16th November / Schorndorf,DE : Manufaktur Saturday 18th November / Hamburg, DE: Molotow Skybar Sunday 19th November / Berlin, DE :Lido Monday 20th November / Copenhagen, DK: VEGA Wednesday 22nd November / Frankfurt,DE : Tanzhaus West Thursday 23rd November / Rotterdam,NL : Rotown Friday 24th November / Amsterdam, NL: Bitterzoet Saturday 25th November / Antwerp, BE: Trix Sunday 26th November / Brussels, BE :Botanique
Friday 1st December / Washington, DC: Songbyrd Saturday 2nd December / Philadelphia,PA : First Unitarian Church Monday 4th December / New York,NY : Bowery Ballroom Tuesday 5th December / Boston, MA : Brighton Music Hall Wednesday 6th December / Montreal,QC : Sala Rossa Friday 8th December / Toronto, ON : Velvet Underground Sunday 10th December / Chicago,IL : Empty Bottle Tuesday 12th December / St. Paul, MN : Turf Club Wednesday 13th December / Madison, WI : High Noon Saloon Friday 15th December / Columbus, OH : Ace of Cups Saturday 16th December / Cleveland, OH : Mahall’s Sunday 17th December / Pittsburgh, PA : Club Cafe