Hear the glowing new single below.

Since the breakup of his former band, Parts & labor, Dan Friel has focused on his honing his blend of hyper-melodic noise pop. Now he’s back with a new album simply titled Life, one that he tells us through email finishes a trilogy started with his earlier albums Ghost Town and Total Folklore. To promote the album, Friel is going on the road with noise rock heroes Lightning Bolt where they’ll also be joined by Om on some dates. Listen to the warm, energetic ‘Life Pt. 1’ below and read a quote from Friel about the album which is due October 16 via Thrill Jockey.

“I made a new album called Life. It includes some lullabies, a Joanna Gruesome cover, and at least one White Zombie reference. I think of it as completing a trilogy of related LPs along with Total Folklore and Ghost Town. Of the three this one is probably the mellowest (see the lullaby that opens the record). It also contains multiple nods to fatherhood. My son was born the same week my last record came out, so that is pretty much what I’ve been up to since.”

Dan Friel tour dates:
Sept 19 Brooklyn, NY @ Bohemian Grove **
Oct 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *^
Oct 15 Brooklyn, NY @ Pioneer Works ***
Nov 17 Lyon, France @ Grrrnd Zero *
Nov 18 Barcelona, Spain @ Music Hall *
Nov 19 Toulouse, France @ Connexion *
Nov 20 Reims, France @ La Cartonnerie *
Nov 21 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival
Nov 24 Dublin, Ireland @ Hangar *
Nov 25 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club *
Nov 26 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom ^^
Nov 27 Prestatyn, UK @ ATP Nightmare Before Christmas
Nov 29 Brighton, UK @ Mutations Festival
Dec 1 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Jazzhouse *
Dec 2 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Folk *
Dec 3 Oslo, Norway @ Bla *
Dec 4 Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanan *

* w/ Lightning Bolt
** w/ Ryan Sawyer, Marcula Dog, Robot Death
*** w/ ETHEL
^ w/ Davey Harms
^^ w/ Lightning Bolt, Om
*^ w/ Alice Cohen, Katie Eastburn



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