US tour kicks off this week, plus upcoming UK festivals and European tour dates
Today, Alexis Taylor is pleased to share a Matias Aguayo re-work of ‘Beautiful Thing’ – the title track from his recent solo album. Taylor comments on the new version: “I first came across Matias as he was performing an amazingly funky, wonky and wild percussive live set in Calvi, Corsica many years back. I then became a fan of much on his Cómeme label. It is a real privilege to hear his very raw and impassioned new take on ‘Beautiful Thing’ featuring his own vocals, revised lyrics and grinding, pulsating grooves. So much more than a remix!”
Stream ‘Beautiful Thing (Matias Aguayo remix)’ here.
Beautiful Thing - released in April - is an album of electronic thrills, dark spaces, memories of dancefloors and heartfelt writing; it's composed, it's improvised, it's accidental, it's strange, but it's also very immediate. Produced by Tim Goldsworthy, co-founder of Mo Wax and DFA Recordings and member of UNKLE, it marked the first time Alexis has made a solo album with a producer. Watch the videos for ‘Oh Baby’ and ‘Beautiful Thing’.
Beautiful Thing is available to buy on deluxe heavyweight gatefold vinyl (with 3 bonus tracks), gatefold vinyl, CD and digital download.
Having recently played All Points East festival in London, Alexis Taylor is heading to the US for a tour before he returns to Europe in September. Live, he is accompanied by Susumu Mukai (aka Zongamin) on bass and Leo Taylor (The Invisible, Floating Points) on drums.
Upcoming live dates
8th June – Troubador, Los Angeles w/ support Annie Hart (of Au Revoir Simone)
9th June - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco w/ support Annie Hart
11th June – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland w/ support Annie Hart
12th June – Barboza, Seattle w/ support Annie Hart
14th June – Empty Bottle, Chicago w/ support Annie Hart
15th June – The Loving Touch, Ferndale w/ support Annie Hart
16th June – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto w/ support Annie Hart
18th June – Elsewhere, Brooklyn w/ support Moon Diagrams (Moses of Deerhunter)
19th June – Johnny Brenda’s. Philadelphia w/ support Moon Diagrams
20th June – U Street Music Hall, Washington w/ support Moon Diagrams
20th July – Bluedot festival, Macclesfield
1st September – Electric Picnic, Ireland
8-9th September – Festival No 6, Portmeirion
8-9th September – Lollapalooza, Berlin
18th September – Badaboum, Paris
19th September – Artheater, Cologne
20th September – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam