Westerman Returns With New Single ‘Idol; RE-run’

    Westerman has returned with a new single, ‘Idol; RE-run’, his first new music since the release of his debut album, Your Hero Is Not Dead, in 2020. The London-born, Athens-based aritst co-produced the track with James Krivchenia of Big Thief, and it features Krivchenia, Mikel Patrick Avery and Booker Stardrum on drums, Ben Reed on bass, Luke Temple on synth, Mat Davidson on piano, Robin Eubanks on the trombone. Check it out below, along with Westerman’s upcoming tour dates.

    “The lyrics to the song were written around the same time as the storming of the Capitol,” Westerman explained in a press release. “The compulsion towards the pedestal is strong. The need to scapegoat and revere without logic. Our populists actively celebrate there being people who don’t know anything other or better than anyone else, yet these spectres with their failings conduct our anger and resentment as if they were gods. They are nothing more than the shadow of something else, the face fronting a need to be loved or revered present in everyone. And there will always be another face to front.”

    Westerman 2022/2023 Tour Dates:

    Oct 12 Faenza, Italy – Clandestino Faenza
    Oct 13 Milan, Italy – Germi-Luuogo di Contaminazione
    Oct 15 Budapest, Hungary – Isolation Budapest
    Oct 24 Birmingham, England – Hare & Hounds
    Oct 25 Manchester, England – Yes
    Oct 26 Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast
    Oct 28 London, England – Union Chapel
    May 6 San Diego, CA – Casbah
    May 7 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
    May 9 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
    May 10 Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s
    May 14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
    May16 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
    May 17 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
    May 19 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern
    May 20 Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz PDB
    May 21 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
    May 23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
    May 24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
    May 26 Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd
    May 27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
    May 28 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
    May 30 Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
    May 31 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
    Jun 2 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
    Jun 3 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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