Andy Shauf shares ‘Early To The Party’ video | “An accomplished new voice” – The Guardian | ‘The Party’ out now via ANTI-

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Acclaim for Andy Shauf’s The Party:

“The Party is definitely worth celebrating.” – Uncut

“Canadian troubadour Andy Shauf is a find.”The Guardian

“The Canadian songwriter’s hazy harmonies and easy keys belie the intricate concept of his fourth full album. Using sharp snapshots and strange characters, Shauf paints an endearing sketch of his house’s many moods.” MOJO

“An accomplished new artist.” The Observer, ****

“An exceptionally fine record.”Sunday Express

“Typical of Shauf’s sound – a warm mix of late-period Beatles melodicism and Nilsson in his more melancholic moments.”

“It’s a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them.”The Independent

“It basically sounds like Elliott Smith come back to life. In the 70’s. It’s… incredible.”Indie Shuffle

“A graduate of the school of Burt Bacharach, solo Lennon, Macca and Wings, The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith, Shauf can locate the game changing chord that great songs pivot on, for which lesser talents fumble in vain. The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty and lushness.”Sunday Times

“Shauf successfully portrays the complicated smogarsbord that is youth by capturing in its crudest form at a party, with its hedonism and heartbreak, and in doing so propels himself miles ahead of his singer-songwriter peers who have tried to do the same.”The Line of Best Fit

Andy Shauf has delivered a delightfully surreal new video for his song “Early To The Party.” The track is from Shauf’s critically heralded album The Party, which Stereogum called “a lovely, luxuriant thing” and the Independent described as “a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan.”

In a recent Washington Post piece on the resurgence of concept albums, they write of The Party, “the songs themselves are rhythmically taut and painstakingly arranged, underscoring the tension wafting through the room… Love triangles, trapezoids and pentagons quickly collapse into existential loneliness and supernatural weirdness.”

The new clip, directed by Luke McCutcheon & Michael Yablonski (Andrew Bird, Young Galaxy), depicts an offbeat and surreal party attended by an collection of eccentric Twin Peaks-like characters. They socialize with one another, dance alone, and eventually engage in a strange party game which ends on a both poignant and unnerving note.

Watch the new video for Andy Shauf’s “Early To The Party” here:

Andy Shauf will be back in Europe this summer. Please see below for the full list of dates:


June 3rd, 2017 London, Field Day (UK) – TICKETS
June 4th, 2017 – Gent, Dok (BE) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2017 – Amiens, Lune Des Pirates (FR) – TICKETS
June 7th, 2017 – Orléans, L’Astrolabe, (FR) – TICKETS
June 8th, 2017 – Clermont Ferrand, Cooperative de Mai (FR)– TICKETS
June 9th, 2017 – Nimes, This is not a Love Song Festival, La Paloma (FR) – TICKETS
June 10th, 2017 – Parma, Teatro Regio (IT) – TICKETS
June 11th, 2017 – Galzignano,  Anfiteatro del Venda (IT) – TICKETS
June 13th, 2017 – Rome, Monk (IT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2017 – Annecy, Brise Glace (FR) – TICKETS
June 16th, 2017 – Reims, Cryptoportique (FR) – TICKETS
June 17th, 2017 – Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret Festival (NL) – TICKETS
June 18th, 2017 – Mannheim, Maifeld Derby Festival (DE) – TICKETS


August 18th, 2017 – Paredes de Coura, Vodafone Paredes de Coura  (PT) – TICKETS
August 19th, 2017 – Winterthur,  Steinberggasse (CH) – TICKETS
August 20th, 2017 – Green Man Festival, UK – TICKETS


MrDread Is a writer, editor and photographer of the DreadMusicReview. He is an adventurer who travels as much as humanly possible, and has been to every state except Delaware.

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