Manchester Orchestra Share Video From ‘A Black Mile To The Surface’

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Brooklyn – Manchester Orchestra today debuted their new video for “The Sunshine” off their acclaimed new album A Black Mile To The Surface, released this past Friday, July 28th, via Loma Vista Recordings. The sweetly surreal clip — the first written and directed by The Daniels in three years is the culmination of a creative partnership between the band and The Daniels, which first began around the film-like music video for Manchester Orchestra’s “Simple Math” in 2011 (Vimeo’s Music Video of the Year). This pairing lead to singer/guitarist Andy Hull and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist Robert McDowell’s acclaimed score for the directors’ 2016 feature film debut and Sundance hit Swiss Army Man (which broke the top 10 in iTunes Soundtracks chart), and evolved to The Daniels serving as creative directors for the artwork and videos of A Black Mile To The Surface. “The Sunshine” follows The Daniels’ collaboration with director Mike Dempsey on “The Alien” video, which premiered on NPR Music last month.

A Black Mile To The Surface debuted at #2 on iTunes’ Albums chart upon release and has been earning the band critical acclaim, with rave reviews coming in from Entertainment Weekly, Brooklyn Vegan, Uproxx, All Music, Alternative Press, Exclaim!, Kerrang, The Line Of Best Fit, and more. Leading up to the release, Manchester Orchestra played two sold-out intimate performances at NYC’s Mercury Lounge and LA’s Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, a Comedy Bang Bang podcast performance/interview, and performed singles “The Gold” and “The Alien” on CBS This Morning: SaturdaySessions, with a web-exclusive bonus performance of “The Parts.” “The Gold” also continues to take off at radio, currently sitting as the #1 song at SiriusXM’s The Spectrum and landing as the #1 most-added song at AAA radio for three weeks in a row.

Manchester Orchestra will head out on a massive tour of the U.S., UK, and Europe this fall. Beginning September 5th, the tour includes shows at The Novo in Los Angeles on September 14th and at Terminal 5 in New York City on September 29th. A current itinerary is below; tickets are on-sale now HERE.

Always a band to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Manchester Orchestra has expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic A Black Mile To The Surface. The album — featuring production by Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers), John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen), and their longtime studio partner Dan Hannon — showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on Hull and McDowell’s unique experience scoring Swiss Army Man. Throughout recording the album, the band opened up their collaborative process and pushed themselves to go against their first instincts at every turn.

A Black Mile To The Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It’s a reinvention of sorts — both musically and personally — and an evolution of the band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.


Manchester Orchestra U.S. Tour:

09/05 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

09/06 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Theatre

09/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

09/10 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

09/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

09/13 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

09/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

09/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

09/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

09/18 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

09-19 –  Seattle, WA – The Showbox

09/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

09/22 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

09/23 – Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads

09/24 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

09/26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

09/27 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

09/29 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

09/30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

10/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

10/03 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

10/04 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

10/05 –  Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

10/06 – Columbia, SC @ The Music Farm

10/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

10/21 – Manchester, England @ Academy 2

10/22 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Garage

10/23 – Leeds, England @ The Church

10/24 – Birmingham, England @ O2 Institute

10/26 –  London, England @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

10/27 –  Brighton, England @ Concorde 2

10/28 –  Bristol, England @ SWX

10/30 –  Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9

10/31 –  Paris, France @ Les Etoiles

11/01 –  Brussels, Belgium @ VK

11/02 –  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

11/03 –  Berlin, Germany @ Franz

11/04 –  Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow

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Photo by Mike Dempsey


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