THE NAKED AND FAMOUS NEW TRACK A STILLNESS

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New Zealand quintet The Naked and Famous have debuted the first track, ‘A Stillness,’ off their forthcoming sophomore album. The song follows their explosive first single ‘Hearts Like Ours.’ According to the band’s songwriter/producer Thom Powers, ‘A Stillness’ is “a song about overcoming catastrophizing, re-discovering love, stability, security, calmness…I think it’s about not abandoning. It’s about dealing with your own sense of hopelessness.”  With global sales of over 500,000, the album spawned a US Gold single, ‘Young Blood,’ and took the band’s YouTube and Vevo views beyond 25 million.

Fronted by Powers (guitar/vocalts) and Alisa Xayalith (vocals/keyboards), The Naked and Famous lit a fire under an online fan base, with a video subculture built through YouTube and into radio. M83 invited TNAF to remix a single and a Tiesto remix transformed ‘Young Blood’ into a club smash. By June 2012 the band, including David Beadle (bass guitar), Jesse Wood (drums) and Aaron Short (keyboards), had played to more than 600,000 people in 24 countries, and after two years of near-constant touring, set up home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to begin work on the twelve track album. The resulting album, In Rolling Waves,  was produced by Powers and Short, along with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck and NIN).

In Rolling Waves Track listing:
1. A Stillness
2. Hearts Like Ours
3. Waltz
4. Rolling Waves
5. The Mess
6. Grow Old
7. Golden Girl
8.I Kill Giants
9. What We Want
10. We Are Leaving
11. To Move With Purpose
12. A Small Reunion

The Naked and Famous North American Tour:
Sep 25 – San Diego CA, House of Blues
Sep 27 – Los Angeles CA, Wiltern
Sep 29 – Tucson AZ, Rialto Theater
Oct 1 – Dallas TX, House of Blues
Oct 2 – Austin TX, Stubbs
Oct 3 – Houston TX, House of Blues
Oct 5 – Atlanta GA, The Tabernacle
Oct 6 – Washington DC, 9:30 Club
Oct 8 – Philadelphia PA, Electric Factory
Oct 10 – New York NY, Terminal 5
Oct 12 – Boston MA, House of Blues
Oct 14 – Toronto ON, Sound Academy
Oct 16 – Chicago IL, Riviera Theater
Oct 18 – Denver CO, Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 20 – Vancouver BC, Orpheum Theatre
Oct 21 – Seattle WA, Showbox Sodo
Oct 22 – Portland OR, Roseland Theater

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