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Mutual Benefit Shares Two More Tracks From New LP 'Thunder Follows The Light'

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Stephanie Griffin

Mutual Benefit has unveiled two new tracks from his forthcoming LP.

We've already heard Storm Cellar Heart and New History and now Shedding Skin and Come To Pass have been lifted from 'Thunder Follows The Light', the follow up to 2016's 'Skip A Sinking Stone', which is out on September 21. In a statement, Jordan Lee said:

“These  songs came  about at the  same time on a  busted 5 string guitar  when I shut off my phone  and declared my bedroom a makeshift  'artist residency' for a week. I had  just returned from a tour that did a lot  of meandering around the Appalachian Mountain  region right as the 'Make America Great Again'  signs started popping up more and more,” remarks  Lee. “'Come to Pass' is a refutation of the idea  that there was ever a golden age to return back to.  Both personally and politically I’m afraid of this  sort of constructed  nostalgia that  keeps us looking  backwards instead of a having a powerful enough  imagination to see the hard truths  of the present but work towards a better future.

With  “Shedding  Skin”, I kept  thinking about a  town where I saw hundreds  of these translucent cicada bodies  from where they had clung to a tree, hardened, and then burst out of their own shell. This ghostly sight made me pay more attention to how things naturally regenerate, how loss is part of  the fuel of growth. It became a powerful reminder that things  shouldn’t stay the same, including parts of ourselves.”

The multi-instrumentalist and producer will support the record with a UK and Ireland tour. Prior to dates in North America, he will call in Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Aberfeldy, Leeds and Bristol between October 22 and November 28.

Mutual Benefit Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon October 22 2018 - BELFAST Empire Music Hall
Tue October 23 2018 - CORK Cyprus Avenue
Wed October 24 2018 - DUBLIN Whelans
Fri October 26 2018 - GLASGOW Great Eastern
Sat October 27 2018 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny
Sun October 28 2018 - BRISTOL Exchange
Tue October 30 2018 - LONDON Oslo
Wed October 31 2018 - MANCHESTER YES (The Pink Room)
Thu November 01 2018 - BIRMINGHAM Hare And Hounds, Room 2
Sat November 03 2018 - ABERFELDY Town Hall
Sun November 04 2018 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Tue November 13 2018 - LOS ANGELES California - Resident (USA)
Wed November 14 2018 - SAN DIEGO California - Soda Bar (USA)
Sat November 17 2018 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Chapel San Francisco (USA)
Mon November 19 2018 - PORTLAND Oregon - Doug Fir Lounge (USA)
Tue November 20 2018 - SEATTLE Washington - Vera Project (USA)
Wed November 21 2018 - VANCOUVER British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret (Canada)
Sat December 01 2018 - CHICAGO Illinois - Empty Bottle (USA)
Mon December 03 2018 - TORONTO Ontario - Garrison (Canada)
Wed December 05 2018 - ALLSTON Massachusetts - Great Scott (USA)
Fri December 07 2018 - WASHINGTON - DC9 Nightclub (USA)

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