Watch The Contortionist Perform “Reimagined” Live In-Studio

The Contortionist have shared footage of themselves playing “Reimagined” live at the Machine Shop Recording Studio in Weehawken, NJ. The performance was recorded as part of the “Machine Shop Live” series. If you missed it, you can also find “Early Grave” from that session HERE.

[via Revolver]

The Contortionist Premiere Music Video For Cover Of The Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979”

The Contortionist have premiered a new video for their cover of The Smashing Pumpkins‘ “1979.“ This track appears on the band’s 2019 EP “Our Bones.” Vocalist Michael Lessard commented:

“We’re very excited to release a video for our cover of The Smashing Pumpkins‘ timeless song ‘1979‘. It’s a song that we all grew up with and hold dear to our hearts. It felt only fitting to use footage from the growing years of the band for this one.”

[via Consequence Of Sound]

The Contortionist To Release New EP “Our Bones” In August, Premiere “Early Grave” Music Video

The Contortionist have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled “Our Bones“ on August 9. The effort will come with four tracks including: “Follow,” “Early Grave,” “All Grey,” and a cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979.” You can find an official video for “Early Grave” below. Michael Lessard said the following about the EP:

“We try to do something different with everything we create. With our albums, we tend to work with overarching interconnected themes. ‘Our Bones‘ is a departure. It offered an opportunity to dive into some things we haven’t had a chance to explore, and the shorter EP format allowed us to be hyper-focused on each song.”

The Contortionist Announce July Headlining Shows

The Contortionist have announced some July dates with Nick Johnston. These shows will take place around their tour with Between The Buried And Me. Here’s the dates:

07/18 Madison, WI – The Annex
07/19 Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater
07/27 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall

The Contortionist Announce European/UK Tour With Azusa

The Controtionist have announced a summer European/UK tour. Azusa will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

08/03 Venice, ITA – Argo 16 (no Azusa)
08/04 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta (no Azusa)
08/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Kesselhaus
08/07 Dresden, GER – Beatpol
08/08 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka (no Azusa)
08/09 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
08/11 Hamburg, GER – Knust
08/13 Nijmegen, NET – Merelyn
08/14 Cologne, GER – Club Volta
08/15 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Festival
08/17 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
08/19 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge (no Azusa)
08/20 Belfast, IRE – Speakeasy (no Azusa)
08/22 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

The Contortionist Announce Spring Headlining Shows

The Contortionist have announced some spring headlining shows. These dates will take place around their tour with Animals As Leaders.

Tour Dates:

04/28 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/29 Springfield, MO – The Riff
05/03 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
05/04 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
05/13 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre