Tempers share new single "Nightwalking" taken from their upcoming album 'New Meaning' out April 1st via DAIS. London show announced.
Tempers’ forthcoming album New Meaning is distinctly nocturnal music, elegantly introspective and quietly intense. The record is set for release April 1st via DAIS and the band are sharing their new single "Nightwalking".
On the track, vocalist Jasmine Golestaneh said
“I took a lot of long walks at a time when people had abruptly vacated NYC, and left the remnants of their homes on the sidewalks. The city’s landscape became very surreal - a ghost town turned inside out. I was thinking about how to stay open, and embrace life derailed.
The sky over the city was a real source of mystery, in it’s own world of pink sunsets, and sparkling nights. The contrast of that oblivious beauty amidst the pandemic chaos felt very special,
and inspired the song.”
With their self-produced New Meaning, Tempers present an album about navigating the unknown, coping mechanisms and exploring the nature of choice. Its ten songs reflect on the creation of meaning as an access to liberation in times of transition and loss, speculating on the transformative potential that exists alongside the grief of living in a world that is in an ongoing state of crisis.
Throughout New Meaning, Golestaneh and Cooper’s production skews more evocatively greyscale, from new wave shadowplay to depressive disco to an elegy of hopeful resignation. The album’s themes are echoed in the evocative cover photo, Lost Hotel (2016) by Beijing-based photography artist Chen Wei. New Meaning is a document of forking paths and fleeting transcendence, the celebration of instability and impermanence, of embracing “a constant state of becoming.” Ten anthems for a derailed age, fugitive and sympathetic, nightwalking through an “anguished city” towards a nameless future, poised for rebirth.
The album comes with a companion book of original artwork and lyrics. Golestaneh created a hand-made collage for each song, translating its sonic landscapes and lyrical themes into concrete images. The book is published by Old Habits Press.
New Meaning sees its release on April 1 via DAIS.
The duo plan to tour North America this spring ahead of a UK/EU summer run. Highlights include SXSW, LA, NYC, Chicago, Seattle and more.
TEMPERS LIVE DATES: 14-Mar-22: Austin, TX - SXSW 31-Mar-22: New York City, NY - Elsewhere Zone 1 02-Apr-22: Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum 04-Apr-22: Detroit, MI - Sanctuary 06-Apr-22: Madison, WI - U. Wisconsin 07-Apr-22: Iowa City, IA - Mission Creek Festival 10-Apr-22: Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle 12-Apr-22: Toronto, ON - The Garrison 13-Apr-22: Montreal, QB - Ritz 16-Apr-22: Seattle, WA - Crocodile 2nd Stage 17-Apr-22: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios 19-Apr-22: San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar 20-Apr-22: Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon 21-Apr-22: San Diego, CA - Whistle Stop 24-Apr-22: El Paso, TX - The Reagan 27-Apr-22: Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall 28-Apr-22: Austin, TX - Mohawk 13-May-22: London, UK - Moth Club 18-May-22: Paris, FR - Point Éphémère 03-Jun-22: Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain