Andy Shauf Shares New Video for ‘Halloween Store’, Announces 2024 Tour

    Andy Shauf has shared a new video for ‘Halloween Store’, a track from his latest LP Norm. He’s also announced a string of 2024 solo tour dates. Check out the hand-drawn video, created by animator Margaret Bialis and creative director Véra Haddad, and find Shauf’s tour itinerary below.

    “This song was from a batch of songs where I was trying to make a disco record, and it was horrible,” Shauf said of ‘Halloween Store’ in our track-by-track interview. “But I had this song, and it was funny at the start, this mundane occurrence in this person’s life. I kept rewriting it and trying to figure out what I was going to do with it, and it just seemed like the perfect place for this chance encounter to happen. There is that element of, Halloween stores are kind of dark places – for economic reasons, and also they’re kind of scary. When you’re a kid, especially, some of the costumes scare you, but the vibe is just scary in general. It’s like desperate capitalism or something.”

    “‘The Halloween Store’ video is a real central Canada/midwestern-drab inspired visualization of Andy’s sonic storytelling and dry humor,” Haddad commented in a press release. This song has great scenic details we got to explore through this records key characters ‘You’ and ‘Norm.’ ‘Halloween Store”s autumnal spirit informed our choice to animate physically with paper and ink — a little bit of a nod to the tradition of ‘Inktober’ where artists take on the challenge to draw everyday of the month.”

    Bialis added: “I think design-wise I was inspired by the warmth and hominess of looking forward to Halloween when you were a kid (hopefully shown with the film being animated on paper with colored pencils), juxtaposed with how off-putting and cold liminal spaces can feel. I also thought it was important to have some charming moments throughout the film, but ultimately leave the viewer with the impression that maybe this Norm guy isn’t the most savory of characters. Maybe he’s more of a monster than the monsters we see at the Halloween store!”


    Andy Shauf 2023-24 Tour Dates:

    Oct 22 Dublin, Ireland – The Sugar Club
    Oct 23 Cork, Ireland – St. Luke’s
    Oct 25 Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
    Oct 26 Barcelona, Spain – La Nau
    Oct 27 Zaragoza, Spain – La Lata De Bombillas
    Oct 29 Madrid, Spain – El Sol
    Oct 30 Porto, Portugal – Mouco
    Nov 1 Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
    Nov 2 Liège, Belgium – Reflektor
    Nov 24 Seoul, South Korea – Musinsa Garage
    Nov 27 Tokyo, Japan – Club Quattro
    Nov 28 Osaka, Japan – Club Quattro
    Nov 29 Aichi, Japan – Club Quattro
    Dec 2 Hong Kong – Clockenflap Music Festival
    Mar 21 Homer, NY – Center for the Arts
    Mar 22 Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
    Mar 23 Portland, ME – First Parish Church
    Mar 25 Boston, MA – First Church Cambridge
    Mar 26 South Deerfield, MA – Tree House Brewing
    Mar 28 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr
    Mar 29 Arden, DE – The Gild Hall
    Mar 30 Vienna, VA – The Barns – Wolff Trap
    Apr 1 Asheville, NC – Asheville Masonic Temple
    Apr 3 Nashville, TN – Third Man Records
    Apr 6 Eau Claire, WI – Pablo Center
    Apr 7 Evanston, IL – SPACE
    Apr 8 Evanston, IL – SPACE
    Apr 20 Boulder, CO – Bluebird Music Festival
    Apr 21 Boulder, CO – Bluebird Music Festival
    Apr 22 Santa Fe, NM – St. Francis Auditorium
    Apr 25 Los Angeles, CA – Pico Union Project
    Apr 26 Los Angeles, CA – Pico Union Project
    Apr 27 Ojai, CA – Ojai Women’s Club
    Apr 28 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library
    Apr 30 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
    May 1 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
    May 3 Seattle, WA – Washington Hall
    May 4 Portland, OR – The Old Church
    May 5 Portland, OR – The Old Church
    May 8 Bend, OR – Old Saint Francis
    May 9 Boise, ID – El Korah Shrine
    May 11 Aspen, CO – Belly Up Tavern

    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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