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Chet Faker Adds SXSW & WMC Shows, LP Out via Downtown/Future Classic April 15

posted Feb 27, 2014, 7:50 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Feb 27, 2014, 7:54 AM ]
Chet Faker has announced his SXSW schedule, where he will perform many of the tracks from his upcoming debut full-length album Built On Glassout April 15 on Downtown Records/Future Classic—for the first time in front of a US audience. The Australian electronic musician/singer will head to Miami for the annual Winter Music Conference for a performance on March 27 too. Look for additional details shortly. He will also kickoff a month-long headline tour this May, including a performance at the May Sasquatch Festival. See full North American tour routing below.

Faker recently released the beautiful stop motion animated video for single “Talk Is Cheap,” directed by Toby & Pete. The track crystallizes Faker’s wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision that fuses languid R&B, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop. Since it’s release two weeks ago, “Talk Is Cheap” has been making waves on the internet with over 650,000 streams via Soundcloud and over 400,000 video views via YouTube.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker—the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy—excels at crisp, soulful songwriting that merges late-ʻ90s R&B with a contemporary electronic palate influenced by a youth producing house and disco. He performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world’s sultriest bands cranking at full steam.

Built on Glass is available for pre-sale.


SXSW Performances


Mar 10 The Onion Showcase - Mohawk, 8:00 pm

Mar 12 Filter / Haggar Showcase - Clive Bar, 11:00 pm

Mar 13 Hype Machine Showcase - Hype Hotel, 1:00 pm

Mar 14 Windish Showcase - The Mohawk, 5:30pm

Mar 15 Future Classic Showcase - The Madison, 8:00pm



North American Headline Tour Dates


Mar 27 Miami, FL - Winter Music Conference (details TBA)

 May 14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

May 15 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

May 16 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

May 17 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 19 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton

May 20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

May 22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

May 23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club

May 24 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre

May 26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

May 29 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

May 30 San Diego, CA – Casbah

May 31 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

Jun 01 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

Jun 04 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Jun 06 Dallas, TX – Club Dada

Jun 07 Austin, TX – The Parish