Forest Swords Readies European Tour, Shares New Video

Matthew Barnes' Forest Swords project has held tightly to a haunted, dub-informed concotion all his own. His debut for the shadowy Tri Angle label, Engravings, has been slowly gathering critical acclaim, and Barnes will continute to share his dark, singular vision with a tour extending into 2014. Forest Swords will make his way slowly across Europe throughout the fall and winter, stopping at Krakow's Unsound Festival, Pitchfork Festival's opening party in Paris, and the ATP Festival in the UK before finishing up with a handful of dates in Germany during March.

Furthermore, Barnes has shared a brand-new video for album cut "Thor's Stone" that makes use of some abstractly violent imagery, perfectly complementing the music's desolate soundscapes. Filmed in the outskirts of industrial Downtown Los Angeles in the middle of the night, director Dave Ma recruited Madrid dancer Guzman Rosadi to "create a vision of a figure coming to life and struggling to gain control over his body." The video for "Thor's Stone," as well as the full list of Forest Swords' upcoming tour dates, can be viewed below.

17/10/2013 - Unsound Festival - Krakow, Poland
26/10/2013 - ATP Release The Bats Festival - Melbourne, Australia
30/10/2013 - Pitchfork Festival Opening Party - Paris, France
09/11/2013 - Club To Club Festival - Turin, Italy
14/11/2013 - Koko, with Mount Kimbie - London, UK
16/11/2013 - Semibreve Festival - Braga, Portugal
23/11/2013 - ATP Festival - Minehead, UK
28/11/2013 - Äaniwalli - Helsinki, FI
29/11/2013 - Le Guess Who Festival - Utrecht, NL
30/11/2013 - Sonic City @ De Kreun, Kortrijk, BE
24/01/2014 - Bla - Oslo, Norway
25/01/2014 - Sodra Teatern - Stockholm, Sweden
30/01/2014 - Inkonst - Malmo, Sweden
31/01/2014 - Radar - Aarhus, Denmark
01/02/2014 - Jazzhouse - Copenhagen, Denmark
06/02/2014 - Button Factory - Dublin, Ireland
07/02/2014 - Belgrave Music Hall - Leeds, UK
08/02/2014 - The Deaf Institute - Manchester, UK
11/02/2014 - Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
12/02/2014 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
15/02/2014 - OT301 - Amsterdam, Holland
16/02/2014 - AB - Brussels, Belgium
03/03/2014 - Kampangel - Hamburg, Germany
04/03/2014 - Ut Connewitz - Liepzig, Germany
05/03/2014 - Berghain - Berlin, Germany
06/03/2014 - Baustelle Kalk - Cologne, Germany

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