Wume release first single from forthcoming album Towards the Shadow, due in November from Northern Spy

Wume release first single from forthcoming album Towards the Shadow, due in November from Northern Spy

Some people make it all look so damned easy! The cursed “third album syndrome” only happens to those artists without a strong arsenal of old and new tricks. Hurdling gamely over the stumbling blocks that have stymied other dogs, Baltimore dreamers Wume have embraced their shadow of dark introspection, looking towards self-appreciation, enlightenment, and finding a safe house in this age of anxiety with their forthcoming album Towards the Shadow.

April Camlin (drums, vocals) and Albert Schatz (keyboards, electronics) will release their third album, Towards the Shadow, on November 9 on Northern Spy. Always eluding easy classification, Towards the Shadow fuses known Wume elements (hard-charging motoriks, honed ‘n’ honeyed tone poems) and new musical vistas into a vibrant mixture. There’s always plenty of improvisational interplay caught on a Wume record, but this time around, there is a unique lyrical bend, resulting from some serious word-woodshedding by Camlin.

Wume will be on the road with Beach House in Europe in October before heading back to the US for shows in Brooklyn and their home town of Baltimore in November. Dates are listed below, along with the Towards the Shadow tracklisting — but first check out the sparkly, mysterious ocular workout “Shadow” from Towards the Shadow. Pre-order the album here and here.


Towards the Shadow tracklisting:

01. Walled Garden
02. Blood Moon
03. It’s Okay
04. Ravel
05. Functionary
06. Shadow
07. Pool of Light
08. GenSeq

Wume with a (potentially very crowded) view:

10.07.18 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller #
10.08.18 - Stockholm, Sweden - Munchenbryggeriet #
10.09.18 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Grey Hall #
10.11.18 - Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel #
10.12.18 - Utrecht, Netherland - TivoliVredenburg, Ronda #
10.13.18 - Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ AB #
10.15.18 - Paris, France - Olympia #
10.17.18 - London, UK - Troxy #
10.18.18 -London, UK - Troxy #
10.19.18 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall #
10.20.18 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street #
11.10.18 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY $
11.16.18 - Ottobar - Baltimore, MD %

# Beach House
$ Yvette, Jobs
% Matmos, Amanda Schmidt

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