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Shook

by Algiers

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    Algiers Bite Back Black Long Sleeve Tee - Front/Back & Sleeve Print

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    Brushed pure-wool college bomber jacket with polyester lining and gold thread patch embroidery

    Dry Clean Only


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    Embroidered Broken Crown Hat


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    Algiers Orange Logo Knitted Crew Socks.

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    Release: 24 February, 2023

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    • Algiers Broken Crown Jacket
    • Bite Back Long Sleeve Black Tee
    • Shook Long Sleeve White Tee
    • Devil Dog Black Tee
    • Orange Logo Socks
    • Algiers Broken Crown Hat

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    Release: 24 February, 2023

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    Includes:
    • Shook Gold Vinyl 2xLP
    • Bite Back Long Sleeve Black Tee

    Includes digital pre-order of Shook. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around February 24, 2023
    Purchasable with gift card

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    Release: 24 February, 2023

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    All orders containing this product will be dispatched to arrive as close to the album release date as possible.

    Includes:
    • Shook Gold Vinyl 2xLP
    • Devil Dog Black Tee

    Includes digital pre-order of Shook. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around February 24, 2023
    Purchasable with gift card

      $55 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Release: 24 February, 2023

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    This product is currently on pre-order.
    All orders containing this product will be dispatched to arrive as close to the album release date as possible.

    Includes:
    • Shook Gold Vinyl 2xLP
    • Devil Dog Black Tee
    • Orange Logo Socks

    Includes digital pre-order of Shook. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around February 24, 2023
    Purchasable with gift card

      $70 USD or more 

     

1.
Algiers feat. Big Rube - Everybody Shatter
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3.
73%
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Cleanse Your Guilt Here
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Algiers feat. Big Rube - As It Resounds
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Algiers feat. billy woods & Backxwash - Bite Back
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Algiers feat. Mark Cisneros - Out of Style Tragedy
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Comment #2
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A Good Man
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Algiers feat. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews - I Can't Stand It!
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All You See Is…
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Green Iris
13.
Algiers feat. LaToya Kent - Born
14.
Algiers feat. Nadah El Shazly - Cold World
15.
Something Wrong
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Algiers feat. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi - An Echophonic Soul
17.
Algiers feat. Lee Bains - Momentary

about

“The world got shook”

So Algiers formed a crew. The band—who have built one of the most exciting catalogs and cult followings of recent years, with 2020’s There Is No Year described as "electrifying and unpredictable" (The Observer) and "precise, thoughtful and powerful" (NME) —gathered a posse of like-minded artists to create their fourth album,  SHOOK, out February 24th on Matador. Stacked with guests spanning icons through to future stars,  SHOOK  is a lightning rod for an elusive yet universal energy and feeling. A plurality of voices; a spiritual and geographical homecoming; a strategy of communion in a burning world; the story of an end of a relationship; an Atlanta front porch summer party. Ultimately, it's a 17-track set of the most mind-expanding and thrilling music that you are likely to hear anytime soon.

Algiers have always been unflinching, but SHOOK is at the same time notably joyous and celebratory. It was born when Fisher and Mahan found themselves back in their native Atlanta for several months, reeling from growing pressures and burnout as touring musicians. This triggered an intense period of beatmaking, reconnecting as friends over hours immersed in episodes of Rhythm Roulette and Against the Clock and descending deep into alt-rap YouTube rabbit holes. A revisit of DJ Grand Wizard Theodore’s 1970s punk-infused New York City rap masterpiece ‘Subway Theme’ served as a spiritual moodboard for the album’s cross-pollination of urban and counter-culture styles. Across the seamlessly flowing set, including spoken vignettes and ambient instrumental segues, the band pay respect to a sprawling lineage of rap and punk iconoclasts from DJ Premier, DJ Screw and Dead Boys to Lukah, Griselda and Dïat – chopping and screwing beats on a dusty SP-404 and a Sequential Circuits Tempest, building imagined sample libraries from scratch.

While community and collaboration has always been integral to Algiers’ ethos, SHOOK brings this to its fullest manifestation. The liner notes read like a who’s who of ground-breaking and contemporary underground music, featuring Zack de la Rocha, Big Rube (The Dungeon Family), billy woods, Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands), Jae Matthews (Boy Harsher), LaToya Kent (Mourning [A] BLKstar), Backxwash, Nadah El Shazly, DeForrest Brown Jr. (Speaker Music), Patrick Shiroishi, Lee Bains III, and Mark Cisneros (Hammered Hulls, The Make-Up, Kid Congo Powers). Their contributions throughout deftly reshape and recontextualize the notion of being Shook from a variety of perspectives, occupying shifting roles as oracles and narrators. “It very much deepens and broadens the world of Algiers”, says drummer Matt Tong.

Atlanta, where the genesis of this record took place, is ultimately at its heart. It opens with a robotic train announcement from Hartsfield Airport—iconic to many Atlanta natives—that used to frighten Fisher when he was a child. Field recordings and original samples created by the band emphasize throughout a sense of place, collectivity, imagined community and home, all building a world that evokes the elusive sensory experience of growing up in the urban South. “We were working in an environment that we were used to”, says guitarist Lee Tesche. “It feels like the most Algiers record that we've ever made.”

The accomplishment of this record is made all the more impressive by the fact it was made by a band who were falling apart and on the verge of breaking up. But instead they have produced an extraordinary, transformative record born from a shared sense of place and experience. “I think this record is us finding home,” says Mahan, with Fisher adding: “It was a whole new positive experience— having a renewed relationship with the city we're from and having a pride in that. I like the idea that this record has taken you on a voyage but it begins and ends in Atlanta.”

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releases February 24, 2023

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Algiers

Algiers is a band of musicians born in Atlanta, Georgia, the rotten hub of the Ol’ American South, where W.E.B. Dubois once saw a riot goin’ on, and where the hell and highwater swirls ‘round to the knees.

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