Colin Stetson has debuted "In The Clinches" the latest single off of his new solo album All This I Do For Glory, due out April 28th on 50HZ. "In The Clinches" follows up the release of "Spindrift," a song critically acclaimed following its debut and featured by Pitchfork, NPR and more. The track's first play came on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC 6 Music Show where she described Stetson as "one of the most radical and wildly exciting musicians in the world."
Commenting on the new song, Stetson said, "For those who have heard 'Spindrift,' this track is in all ways it's antithesis. I always try to build into the arc of an album some point of juxtaposition, and this one is where that happens. Whereas Spindrift is serenity and expanse, 'In The Clinches' is violence and immediacy. I wanted the experience of the song to be one of total immersion like the listener is inhabiting the instrument itself, hearing and feeling it from the inside out. There's this hyper-realized, exaggerated character to the percussive sounds and a brute brashness to the sound of the horn. If 'Spindrift' is a memory of a peaceful past then 'Clinches' is the fear of a future of struggle. The present is that point of silence between the two."
In support of the new album, Stetson will be touring through North America and Europe. He has been added to Dark Matter, the Mary-Anne Hobbs-curated stage at this year's Manchester International Festival.
03/25 - Big Ears Festival - Knoxville, TN (Sorrow)
04/20 - De Roma - Antwerpen, Belgium
04/21 - Bimhuis - Amsterdam, NL
04/23 - The Jazz Cafe - London, UK
04/25 - The Workman's Club - Dublin, IE
04/27 - Domicil - Dortmund, DE
04/28 - Chaslager-Stanser Musiktage - Stans, Switzerland
05/12 - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
05/13 - ArtsRiot - Burlington, VT
05/15 - The Great Hall - Toronto, ON
05/18 - Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville - Victoriaville (Sorrow)
06/17 - Supersonic Festival - Birmingham, UK
07/16 - Pitchfork Music Festival - Chicago, IL
07/20 - Woodward Theater - Cincinnati, OH
07/22 - Colectivo - Milwaukee, WI
07/23 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN