Last month, Bauhaus released the new song “Drink The New Wine” which was recorded last year during lockdown with the four members sharing audio files. The track employs the Surrealists’ ‘Exquisite Corpse’ device whereby each artist adds to the piece without seeing what the others have done.
Bauhaus have used this technique in the past to great effect. The title refers to the very first ‘Cadavre exquis’ drawing rendered by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Prévert and Yves Tanguy which included words which when strung together made up the sentence, ‘Le cadavre exquis boiara le vin nouveau’ (‘The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.’)
For the recording, the four musicians each had one minute and eight tracks at their disposal plus a shared sixty seconds plus four tracks for a composite at the end. All done without hearing what the others had laid down. The only common link being a prerecorded beat courtesy of Kevin. The final playback came as synchronistic revelation.
Breton would be proud!
** Designates New Dates
June 6 – Alcatraz (Milan, IT) ** Ticket link
August 22 – Zitadelle Spandau (Berlin, DE) ** Ticket link
May 14 – Cruel World Festival (Pasadena, CA) – SOLD OUT!
May 15 – Cruel World Festival (Pasadena, CA) –Ticket Link
May 17 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland,OR) – Ticket link
May 19 – Paramount Theatre (Seattle, WA) – Ticket link
May 21 – The Masonic (San Francisco, CA) – Ticket Link
May 22 – The Masonic (San Francisco, CA) – Ticket Link
May 25 – The Mission Ballroom (Denver, CO) – Ticket link
May 27 – The Marquee Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Ticket link
June 4 – Primavera (Barcelona, ES) – Ticket link
June 8 – Release Festival (Athens, GR) – Ticket link
August 19 – Brixton Academy (London, UK) – Ticket link **
August 24 – W Festival (Oostend, BE) – Ticket link
August 27 – EDP Vilar de Mouros (Vilar de Mouros, PT) – Ticket link
Sept. 6 – History (Toronto, ON) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 8 – Kings Theatre (New York, NY) – Ticket link
NOTE: Tickets purchased for postponed Nov. 2, 2021 show will be honored.
Sept. 9 – Kings Theatre (New York, NY) – Ticket link
NOTE: Tickets purchased for postponed Nov. 3, 2021 show will be honored.
Sept. 10 – The Met (Philadelphia, PA) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 12 – Anthem (Washington, DC) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 13 – MGM Music Hall (Boston, MA) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 14 – College Street Music Hall (New Haven, CT) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 16 – Masonic Theater (Detroit, MI) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 18 – Palace Theatre (Minneapolis, MN) ** Ticket link
Sept. 20 – Southside Ballroom (Dallas, TX) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 21 – 713 Music Hall (Houston, TX) ** – Ticket link
Sept. 23 – Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA) ** – Ticket link
Undead undead undead………………………………