We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Listener’s new music video for their song “Add Blue” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming 7″ Being Empty: Being Filled Vol. 2, which is scheduled to be self-released (and through Black Bassett Records in Europe) on September 22nd. You can pre-order the 7″ here.

Listener’s Kris Rochelle comments on the video:

“We met Lars a few years back in Belgium at a show where he shot video for us. After our last video had portrayed the more laid back off-time of touring, we decided it would be cool to try and capture the hectic nature of being on the road. We gave Lars very little direction, but told him a bit of our vision and I think he nailed it with the quick cuts and semi-chaotic sequences.”

Tour Dates:
Oct 13 Kansas City, MO – Holy Cow Market
Oct 14 Colorado Spgs, CO – Black Sheep
Oct 15 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Oct 17 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper
Oct 18 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Oct 19 Portland, OR – Analog
Oct 20 Grants Pass, OR – Eaden Ballroom
Oct 21 Redding, CA – The Dip
Oct 23 Anahiem, CA – Chain Reaction
Oct 24 Mesa, AZ – 51 West
Oct 26 Okla. City, OK – 89th Street Collective
Oct 27 Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
Oct 28 Austin , TX – The Mohawk
Oct 29 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
Oct 30 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
Nov 01 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Nov 02 Tampa, FL – CrowBar
Nov 03 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Nov 04 Nashville, TN – The End
Nov 05 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
Nov 07 Columbus, OH – Spacebar
Nov 08 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
Nov 09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
Nov 10 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
Nov 11 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Nov 12 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Nov 13 Rochester, NY – Photo City
Nov 14 Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch
Nov 15 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Nov 17 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
Nov 18 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom

Expanding outward from singer Dan Smith’s solo project many years ago, Listener has evolved into a cohesive trio through countless shows and time spent on the road. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the band is frequently on tour in the States and abroad. Playing to crowds around the world, the band relies on interpersonal connections and a love of performance to present a consistent, riveting set. Feeding off of this internal energy, a Listener show is full of hard hits, flailing, sweat, and an outpouring of Smith’s lyrically-dense vocals. Teetering between singing and spoken word, Smith’s delivery offers an open conversation and a nudge of encouragement to engage in the world around.

Inspired by a love for live music, the ever-changing nature of life as human beings, and an earnest desire to bring honest emotion to the stage, members Dan Smith (bass/vocals), Kris Rochelle (drums), and Jon Terrey (guitar) aim to immerse and include an audience in the idea that life can be lived meaningfully. Beyond the music, the band also embodies the DIY ethos so important to independent acts. From building community, ethical sourcing of souvenirs, and creating art that is actively considerate of others and the environment, Listener’s desire to consistently flex their head muscle truly sets them apart.

For their new record, Being Empty: Being Filled, each song is based loosely (and sometimes not so loosely) around different inventors and their lives. Not collapsed into simple A to B narratives, each track pulls from personal experience and historical context. Although raucous at times, the members of Listener understand that chaos can be tamed and being intelligent about writing a melody can sometimes deliver the emotion to greater effect.

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