Since their widely acclaimed and explosive 2020 album Heaven To A Tortured Mind, subversive alternative rockstar Yves Tumor kept the world at bay with a steady supply of new music in the form of The Asymptical World EP and their last single, “God Is a Circle.” Now, they’ve fully announced their return with “Echolalia” and news of a 2023 world tour supported by Pretty Sick and Nation.
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Noted for their androgynous stage presence and between-the-lines exploration of music with disregard to genre classification, Yves Tumor’s latest single is no different. Their upcoming album, Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds), is due March 17th and will mark the beginning of a 2023 reign over the music world.
“Echolalia” exudes the ethereal and infernal, where Tumor’s velveteen vocals cut through the ferocious drumming appropriate for an army of thousands. The blaring bass comes in like an enemy zeppelin, fuelling the track alongside the drums while the esoteric lyrics read as Apocrypha rather than songwriting. The word echolalia means a repetition of nonsensical words, which could explain Tumor’s otherworldly songwriting that compliments the music’s idiosyncratic style.
The music video is just as wonderfully peculiar, if not more so. Featuring a team of tiny Tumors pinning down a giant Tumor against a nether realm hellscape, the visuals turn Gulliver’s Travels into a gory b-movie that fits right in line with the song’s aesthetic. Expectedly, the tiny Tumors are adorned in eclectic outfits that remind of Yves and their glam rock appeal matched in the music and while on stage.
Few musicians compare to Yves Tumor. Even fewer continue to create forward-thinking music consistently without signs of stopping. And after more than half a decade of releasing one acclaimed album after another, their next release is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated releases that’s sure to deliver if “Echolalia” is any basis.
Words: David Sosa
“Echolalia” by Yves Tumor is out on all streaming services. Tickets to their 2023 world tour, with opening acts from Pretty Sick and Nation, are available now. Keep up with Yves Tumor on Instagram, Twitter, and their website.
Yves Tumor Tour Date
14 Apr–16 Apr –– Coachella Music & Arts Festival –– Indio CA
21 Apr–23 Apr –– Coachella Music & Arts Festival –– Indio CA
All shows with Pretty Sick
Tue 25 Apr –– The Marquee –– Tempe AZ ^
Thu 27 Apr –– Warehouse Live –– Houston TX ^
Fri 28 Apr –– Austin Psych Fest –– Austin TX
Sat 29 Apr –– The Factory –– Dallas TX ^
Mon 1 May –– The Joy Theater –– New Orleans LA ^
Tue 2 May –– The Eastern –– Atlanta GA ^
Thu 4 May –– Echostage –– Washington DC *
Fri 5 May –– Franklin Music Hall –– Philadelphia PA *
Sat 6 May –– Higher Ground Ballroom –– Burlington VT *
Sun 7 May –– MTelus –– Montreal QC *
Tue 9 May –– History –– Toronto ON %
Wed 10 May –– Majestic –– Detroit MI %
Fri 12 May –– The Riviera –– Chicago IL %
Sat 13 May –– First Ave –– Minneapolis MN %
Mon 15 May –– Ogden Theatre –– Denver CO %
Wed 17 May –– Knitting Factory Concert House –– Boise ID
Thu 18 May –– The Vogue Theatre –– Vancouver BC #
Sat 20 May –– Showbox SoDo –– Seattle WA #
Sun 21 May –– Roseland Theater –– Portland OR #
Tue 23 May –– The Warfield –– San Francisco CA #
Fri 2 Jun –– Primavera Sound –– Barcelona ES
Sun 4 Jun –– Razzmatazz –– Barcelona ES
Wed 7 Jun –– Shoko –– Madrid ES
Fri 9 Jun –– Primavera Sound Madrid –– Madrid ES
Sat 10 Jun –– NOS Primavera Sound –– Porto PT
All shows with Nation
Tue 7 Nov –– Roxy –– Prague CZ
Thu 9 Nov –– Progresja –– Warsaw PL
Sat 11 Nov –– Slaktkyrkan –– Stockholm SE
Sun 12 Nov –– Vega –– Copenhagen DK
Tue 14 Nov –– Paradiso –– Amsterdam NL
Fri 17 Nov –– Huxleys –– Berlin DE
Tue 21 Nov –– Elysee Montmartre –– Paris FR
Fri 24 Nov –– New Century Hall –– Manchester UK
Sun 26 Nov –– O2 Academy Glasgow –– Glasgow UK
Mon 27 Nov –– 3Olympia –– Dublin IE