“Schizophrenic modesty incarnate” is how IAMX’s Chris Corner describes his new double A-sided single “The Unified Field”. It’s also an apt description for the intense and dynamic live shows that he and his bandmates are internationally known. The tour kicks off on April 26th at NYC’s Irving Plaza and wraps up on the opposite coast at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on May 15th (tour dates below).
Gearing up for the release of the highly-anticipated fifth studio album THE UNIFIED FIELD in early 2013, IAMX had recently launched an overly successful PledgeMusic.com campaign for the production and promotion of the new album. With just a little over two months left till the end of the drive, IAMX has raised over 670% of its initial goal with over 2,000 pledges so far. Link to the PledgeMusic page is here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/iamx
The upcoming album also marks the reunion of Chris with Liam Howe who formed their internationally-celebrated triphop band Sneaker Pimps. Collectively, they penned such huge international smashes as “6 Underground”, “Spin Spin Sugar” and “Sick”. “Liam came to Berlin and made a cameo appearance on the record with additional synth programming on some of the songs,” he recalls fondly. “He was really animated about the new material and wanted to offer his input. It was very generous and it turned out beautifully. Plus, it was a nice way to work with him after all the distance. It was the first time we have actually been in the studio together since Sneaker Pimps. Old working relationships are heartwarming when you are feeling the solitude and need back up to get over the endless self-doubt.”
Founded in 2004, IAMX has released four albums that cross genres from electro to dance to experimental burlesque to stripped-down pulsating ballads without losing its very-human soul. The media has taken notice, calling IAMX’s music “gorgeous… deliriously gloomy… and endearingly vulnerable” (Alternative Press), “hidden treasures for the ear that are so pristine, so lush and so near-perfect, that you want to share it with the world (9 out of 10)” (Blurt! Magazine), and “enthralling, highly theatrical mix of biting Brit Pop and electronica” (NYLON).
IAMX’s fifth album The Unified Field will be released in early 2013. The double A-sided single “The Unified Field” was released internationally on December 3, 2012.
April 26 – Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
April 27 – Brighton Music Hall (Boston, MA)
April 29 – Cabaret du Mile End (Montreal, QC)
May 2 – Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL)
May 4 – The Loft (Atlanta, GA)
May 6 – The Parish (Austin, TX)
May 7 – Trees (Dallas, TX)
May 9 – Bluebird Theatre (Denver, CO)
May 11 – Neumo’s (Seattle, WA)
May 12 – Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
May 14 – Slim’s (San Francisco, CA)
May 15 – Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)