Manchester Orchestra Releases Single I Know How To Speak

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Manchester Orchestra has just released a new single, I Know How To Speak, a lush, slow-burning song that is the band’s first original new music since their acclaimed 2017 album, A Black Mile To The Surface (Loma Vista Recordings. “This song was originally and roughly formed a few years ago, about the impending weight of the future. It almost made it onto Black Mile, but hadn't fully formed yet,” explains singer/guitarist, Andy Hull. “We spent some solid time this year revisiting and reworking the song into its final state. I found it inspiring to work on this song right before the birth of my son, which was and is beautiful impending weight.”

Manchester Orchestra, Hull, Robert McDowell, Tim Very, and Andy Prince, are among the most-booked bands at summer and fall festivals this year, playing a career-high number that includes recent stops at Governor’s Ball, Boston Calling, Bottlerock, Shaky Knees Music Festival, and Hangout Music Festival, among others. Consequence of Sound named them a highlight at Boston Calling, raving, “they owned the main stage space with an undeniably knotted and captivating catalogue.” They performed at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival last week, with upcoming performances at Summerfest, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Festival, Austin City Limits, and more. A current itinerary is below.

A Black Mile To The Surface, was released on July 28, 2017, via Loma Vista Recordings to high acclaim from outlets including Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, Pitchfork, Vulture, Noisey, and MAGNET, among others, with Uproxx naming it one of 2017's Best Rock Records. Manchester Orchestra has also performed Alternative Radio Top 15 and AAA-topping single, The Gold, on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions. The band recently covered The Avett Brothers’ single No Hard Feelings and collaborated with Julien Baker on a cover of Pedro The Lion’s Bad Things To Such Good People (with net proceeds from sales and streaming donated to 1 Million 4 Anna).

Always seeking to push themselves creatively with each subsequent release, Manchester Orchestra expanded their dynamic sound to peak form on the cinematic and epic A Black Mile To The Surface, which features 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. The record showcases a band that rethought, deconstructed, and rebuilt their songwriting process to propel their music into a new emotional arena, drawing on singer/guitarist Hull and co-writer/multi-instrumentalist McDowell's unique experience scoring the 2016 Sundance hit film Swiss Army Man (directed by The Daniels). It's a reinvention of sorts – both musically and personally – and an evolution of the Atlanta-based band, while also retaining the sweeping, melodic, and anthemic sounds for which Manchester Orchestra has become known.

June 15 – Kansas City, MO – Boulevardia Festival
June 16 – Buffalo, NY – WLKK Kerfuffle
June 21 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
June 22 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap
June 23 – Glen Allen, VA – XL 102 Big Field Day
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – Waterfest
July 19 – Oshkosh, WI – Waterfest
August 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
August 4 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues (Official Lollapalooza Aftershow)
August 5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
August 11-12 – Redmond, WA – 107.7 The End Summer Camp
October 5 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 6 – San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam
October 12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits