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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Andy Shauf Releases New Song "Try Again"

Andy Shauf releases a new single/video, “Try Again,” from The Neon Skyline, his new album due January 24th via ANTI-. The Neon Skyline’s interconnected songs are all written, performed, arranged and produced by Shauf, and follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up.

Following the “lush, jazzy retro pop-rocker” (Stereogum) “Things I Do,”“Try Again,” continues to present Shauf’s distinct style of storytelling as he describes an awkwardly funny and charming reunion between the song’s narrator and his ex:

“Somewhere between drunkenness and chivalry, I hold the door open and let her pass through. She says thanks to me in a British accent and I try to answer her in the same voice. She laughs at me, says ‘What was that supposed to be?’ I say ‘I’m sorry, I’m from a different part of the country.’ She says ‘Come on baby, try again.’

Somewhere between drunkenness and sincerity, I smile at her for just a little too long. Charlie’s drinking wine, Judy's laughing at him, she says ‘I forget that you’re such a fancy guy.’ He tips his hat, says ‘M’lady, do you come here often?’ I swear I’ve seen them do this one a couple times before. Come on baby, try again.

Somewhere between drunkenness and charity, she puts her hand on the sleeve of my coat. She says ‘I’ve missed this.’ I say ‘I know, I’ve missed you too.’ She says, ‘I was actually talking about your coat.’ She makes me laugh, oh how she makes me laugh. I just let my head sink down and fake some deep sobs. Come on baby, try again.

Somewhere between drunkenness and jealousy, I watch her talking to some old friend. What a reunion, he recognized her across the room. How many years could there be to catch up on? And somewhere between drunkenness and honesty, I make a silent toast to the things that I do and don’t miss. Come on baby, try again.”

The “Try Again” video was directed by Gérald Fleury and Timo Hateau of Mizotte & Cabécou and is an entirely hand-made, animated short film. “Rather than illustrating the storyline, we imagined our own offbeat tale like a parallel to the song,” says Mizotte & Cabécou. “Design, motion, colors and atmosphere are influenced by the pop and childish dream world of 70's French animation (Chapi Chapo, The Magic Roundabout).”

The Neon Skyline follows 2016’s The Party, and is Shauf’s most direct and emotionally-rich work yet. His characters are all sympathetic here, people who share countless inside jokes, shots, and life-or-death musings when the night gets hazy. On top of heartbreak, friendship, and the mundane moments of humanity that define his songwriting, Shauf makes music that explores how easy it is to find yourself in familiar patterns and repeat the same mistakes of your past. The songs on The Neon Skyline ultimately take solace in accepting that life goes on and things will be okay.

Andy Shauf will tour North America this upcoming winter. Then, after a European run, he will return stateside this spring. Tickets are on sale now and all dates can be found below.

Watch Andy Shauf’s Video for “Try Again” -

Stream “Things I Do” -

Pre-order The Neon Skyline -

Andy Shauf Tour Dates:

Fri. Feb. 7 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *

Sat. Feb. 8 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl *

Sun. Feb. 9 - Knoxville, TN @ Barley’s Taproom *

Tue. Feb. 11 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *

Thu. Feb. 13 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *

Fri. Feb. 14 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk *

Sat. Feb. 15 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co. *

Tue. Feb. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *

Thu. Feb. 20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater *

Fri. Feb. 21 - San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *

Sat. Feb. 22 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s *

Mon. Feb. 24 - Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall *

Tue. Feb. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *

Wed. Feb. 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *

Fri. Feb. 28 - Calgary, AB @ Bella Concert Hall *

Sat. Feb. 29 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room *

Mon. March 2 - Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre *

Tue. March 3 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange *

Wed. March 4 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre *

Thu. March 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Hall *

Fri. March 6 - Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo *

Sat. March 7 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *

Fri. March 13 - Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne

Sat. March 14 - Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa

Tue. March 17 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds

Wed. March 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Mono

Thu. March 19 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

Fri. March 20 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

Sat. March 21 - Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers

Sun. March 22 - Brighton, UK @ Chalk

Wed. March 25 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique Orangerie

Thu. March 26 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg

Fri. March 27 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown

Sat. March 28 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje

Mon. March 30 - Hamburg, DE @ Elbphilharmonie

Tue. March 31 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen

Wed. April 1 - Stockholm, SE @ Nalen Klubb

Thu. April 2 - Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds

Sat. April 4 - Berlin, DE @ Silent Green

Sun. April 5 - Cologne, DE @ Luxor

Mon. April 6 - Rouen, FR @ Le 106

Tue. April 7 - Paris, FR @ Trianon

Wed. April 8 - London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire

Fri. April 24 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall ^

Sat. April 25 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre ^

Sun. April 26 - Sheffield, MA @ Race Brook Lodge ^

Tue. April 28 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^

Thu. April 30 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^

Fri. May 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^

Sat. May 2 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^

Mon. May 4 - Charlottesville, NC @ The Southern ^

Tue. May 5 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^

Wed. May 6 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle ^

Fri. May 8 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ^

Sat. May 9 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks ^

Sun. May 10 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn ^

Tue. May 12 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi ^

Wed. May 13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum ^

Fri. May 15 - Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents ^

Sat. May 16 - Woodstock, NY @ Colony Cafe ^

*= w/ Molly Sarlé

^ = w/ Faye Webster

Andy Shauf's artist page

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