Dan Mangan will be releasing new single 'Rows of Houses' taken from his critically-acclaimed album 'Oh Fortune' on March 19th 2012, through City Slang. After rounding off 2011 with a performance at End of the Road's Christmas Shindig at Cargo in London, Mangan will be returning to the UK in April 2012 for an 8-date tour, kicking off in Brighton on April 27th. The full list of his UK tour dates can be found below.
The video for Rows of Houses is thought provoking. Mangan, dressed in a business suit, sits on a bench that looks out of place in a large field. When he looks up from his paper, the scene in front of him changes from one house, to a row of houses, to skyscrapers. The ground changes from grassy to concrete and the final image in the video is certainly a chilling prospect of how our world may become.
Inspired by the classic Rob Reiner film 'Stand By Me', Rows of Houses is stirring, deep and dabbling with themes of mortality. The track is one of the Polaris Music Prize-nominated Canadian's darker efforts.
Having performed at numerous festivals from Glastonbury to End of the Road, played for Wills & Kate by request of the Canadian Government and joined the likes of The Walkmen, The Decemberists and Okkervil River on tour; Dan Mangan has proven himself to be a must-see performer with an incredible voice.
27th: BRIGHTON, The Hope
28th: MANCHESTER, Castle
29th: GLASGOW, Stereo
1st: NEWCASTLE, Cluny 2
2nd: BRISTOL, Louisiana
3rd: LONDON, Bush Hall
4th: OXFORD, Jericho Tavern
5th: LEEDS, Holy Trinity Church
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