MOTORCYCLE JESUS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW ON CANVASBACK/ATLANTIC
“Haunting, futuristic… The stark, dystopian imagery matches perfectly with the new, Bowie-referencing songs…”—ROLLING STONE
“The music reveals his fondness for the melodic reach of the Beatles and David Bowie, for the abrupt sonic shifts of hip-hop and for the warped instrumental tones of Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead. The cryptic lyrics, with titles like ‘Mercy,’ ‘Suicide Games’ and ‘I Run Roulette,’ hint at scenarios of alienation, betrayal, technology gone wrong and global disaster… ‘Mercy,’ which warns, ‘Daggers in my eyes/Get that evil off my screen,’ makes its emotional arc in sound: from a quiet, open elegy to a distorted, claustrophobic attack.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES
“He comes with high praise… Much remains to be seen for the still mysterious musician and director, born Jordan Asher. For now, follow him through the desert, and get familiar with the Boots’ songs within.”—COMPLEX
“searing works of muscle and grit, pretty on the surface and fiery beneath their aluminum glint… sounds like a victory.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Following an imaginatively staged and urgently played version of “I Run Roulette” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, BOOTS – who, according to Fallon, is an artist “sweeping the nation” – is now announcing his first-ever North American headline shows. The performances will take place at The Echo in Los Angeles, Popscene in San Francisco and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. See below for a complete listing of dates and venues. Tickets are on sale Friday, March 20 at 12pm local time for all dates.
“I Run Roulette” is one of five songs that are heard throughout BOOTS’s recently released short filmMotorcycle Jesus. The 30-minute Motorcycle Jesus featurette can be viewed on YouTube. TheMotorcycle Jesus Original Soundtrack (out on Canvasback/Atlantic) is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2015
06/17/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
06/18/15 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene
07/16/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom