Andy Shauf premieres video for ‘The Magician’

Andy Shauf The Magician vid cap

Singer and songwriter Andy Shauf has premiered a video for his track “The Magician.”

The song is lifted from Shauf’s forthcoming new album, The Party, scheduled for release on the 20th of May via ANTI records.

Says Shauf of the new clip, directed by Winston Hacking: “I’ve kind of realised over the past little while that when you are working with someone else you have to let them realise their own artistic vision and work within their own tastes. I’m really glad that we gave Winston free reign over the video because he used such beautiful imagery and striking colors to create this collage that I’m proud to have been a part of.”

Director Hacking explains the genesis and execution of the concept: “My mom gave me a bunch of old postcards from my grandparents’ collection – they were the starting point for the idea and became the backdrop to the video. I live in Montreal but the performance shoot had to happen in Toronto so I directed it over Skype. My photographer friend Geoff Fitzgerald shot Andy singing and then sent it to me. I printed out a still frame of Andy’s face and cut out the eyes and mouth. I put the performance video on an IPad and taped the still frame print of Andy overtop. I then shot the IPad with the photo overtop – I wanted him to blend into the ‘paperteered’ collage world seamlessly.”

Watch the video for “The Magician” – originally premiered via Stereogum – below.

Shauf will be touring extensively in Europe in the next few months with confirmed shows as follows:

14th Apr – Academy, Bristol, UK *
15th Apr – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK *
16th Apr – Mash House, Edinburgh, UK **
17th Apr – Mandela Hall, Belfast, IE *
18th Apr – Olympia, Dublin, IE *
19th Apr – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK *
20th Apr – Studio 2, Liverpool, UK **
21st Apr – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK **
23rd Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
24th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
25th Apr – Joiners Arms, Southampton, UK **
27th Apr – Trianon, Paris, FR *
28th Apr – AB, Brussell, BE *
29th Apr – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL *
30th Apr – Rotterdam, Paradijskerk (Rotown) **
01st May – Groningen, Grand Theatre **
02nd May – E-Werk, Cologne, DE *
04th May – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, DE *
06th May – Admiralspalast, Berlin, DE *
08th May – Berns, Stockholm, SE *
09th May – Rockefeller, Oslo, NO *
10th May – VEGA, Copenhagen, DK *
11th May – Grand, Malmo, SE **
12th May – Oceanen, Gothenburg, SE **
16th May – B72, Vienna, AT **
17th May – Zurich, EXIL, CH **
18th May – Geneva, Kalvingrad, CH **
19th May – Botanique, Brussells, BE **
23rd May – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL **
25th May – Bush Hall, London, UK **
26th May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK **
30th May – La Péniche, Lille, FR **
31st May – Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR
02nd Jun – Primavera, Barcelona, ES

* = with the Lumineers
** = headline show

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Andy Shauf details new album ‘The Party’ due for release this May

Andy Shauf by Geoff Fitzgerald
Photo: Geoff Fitzgerald

Saskatchewan-based singer and songwriter Andy Shauf has confirmed that his new album will be released this Spring.

The Party, Shauf’s debut for ANTI records, is due out on the 20th of May and promises “…ornate arrangements of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums.”

Says a statement accompanying the news: “The Party is not exactly a concept record, but it was a way for the singer-songwriter to get out of his own head. An after-party record, more like it. Or for the hangover the next day, when only Shauf’s songs can make any sense of the emotionally-charged scenarios that played out the night before.”

You can listen to the exquisitely crafted opening track from The Party, “The Magician”, via the stream below. The album is available to pre-order now.


Shauf will be touring extensively in Europe in the next few months. He is set to open for The Lumineers on their highly anticipated European tour this April and May and will also be doing headlining shows and festivals, including the Primavera festival in Barcelona (ES). See below for the full list of shows:

14th Apr – Academy, Bristol, UK *
15th Apr – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK *
16th Apr – Mash House, Edinburgh, UK **
17th Apr – Mandela Hall, Belfast, IE *
18th Apr – Olympia, Dublin, IE *
19th Apr – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK *
20th Apr – Studio 2, Liverpool, UK **
21st Apr – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK **
23rd Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
24th Apr – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK *
25th Apr – Joiners Arms, Southampton, UK **
27th Apr – Trianon, Paris, FR *
28th Apr – AB, Brussell, BE *
29th Apr – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL *
30th Apr – Rotterdam, Paradijskerk (Rotown) **
01st May – Groningen, Grand Theatre **
02nd May – E-Werk, Cologne, DE *
04th May – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, DE *
06th May – Admiralspalast, Berlin, DE *
08th May – Berns, Stockholm, SE *
09th May – Rockefeller, Oslo, NO *
10th May – VEGA, Copenhagen, DK *
11th May – Grand, Malmo, SE **
12th May – Oceanen, Gothenburg, SE **
16th May – B72, Vienna, AT **
17th May – Zurich, EXIL, CH **
18th May – Geneva, Kalvingrad, CH **
19th May – Botanique, Brussells, BE **
23rd May – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL **
25th May – Bush Hall, London, UK **
26th May – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK **
30th May – La Péniche, Lille, FR **
31st May – Mécanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR
02nd Jun – Primavera, Barcelona, ES

* = with the Lumineers
** = headline show

View footage of Andy Shauf recording The Party via the stream below.

The full tracklist for The Party is:

AndyShauf_The Party_Album Cover01. “The Magician”
02. “Early to the Party”
03. “Twist Your Ankle”
04. “Quite Like You”
05. “Begin Again”
06. “The Worst in You”
07. “To You”
08. “Eyes of Them All”
09. “Alexander All Alone”
10. “Martha Sways”

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