As Jamie himself puts it:
"New York City, 1968. Oh wait... 2010! A nostalgic glimpse into the now as 70s tech hangs with the laptop, Blazer hang with the bizarre and Lidell gets a buzz on about the future shows with an ALL NEW crew of heavy retro pioneers.
Practicing here under the hot lights in a shoddily lit westside cupboard, things are sounding unreal. The soundtrack to this is a lost recording of a new song called "your sweet boom"... never heard before and never to be heard again. 1,2 Zen explosion and we out!"
The new band is made up of Jake Aron (guitars/bass), Ludwig Persik (drums/perc) and Guillermo Brown (perc/rhythm, keys/synths). You can see them in the flesh on Jamie's worldwide tour dates below.
The video, directed by Lindsey Rome, follows her short film about the making of 'Compass', and the official video for new single 'The Ring'.
Jamie Lidell Worldwide Tour Dates:
27 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT
29 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour Tickets
07 - Koln, DE - Burgerhaus Stollwerck Tickets
08 - Hamburg, DE - Knust Tickets
09 - Berlin, DE - Festssall Kreuzberg Tickets
13 - Zurich, CH - Kaufleuten Tickets
14 - Lyon, FR - Nuits Sonores Festival Tickets
17 - Brussels, BE - Nuits Botaniques Festival Tickets
18 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso SOLD OUT
19 - London, UK - 229 SOLD OUT
21 - Paris, FR - Alhambra Tickets
22 - Roma, IT - Dissonanze Festival @ Palazzo dei Congressi Tickets
29 - Antalya, TR - SunSplash Antalya Festival Tickets
09 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe http://Tickets
12 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Tickets
14 - Vancouver, BC - Venue Tickets
16 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge Tickets
18 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent Tickets
31 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival Tickets
July 6 - Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland Tickets
July 8 - Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Festival Tickets
July 9 - Rotterdam, NL - North Sea Jazz Festival Tickets
July 9-11 - An Nas, IE - Oxegen Tickets
July 16 - Sesimbra, PT - Super Bock Super Rock Tickets
July 17 - Gräfenhainichen, DE - Melt Festival Tickets
July 31 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival Tickets
Aug 6-8 – Chicago – IL – Lollapalooza Tickets
See the 'making of Compass' video (featuring Beck, Feist etc)
See the official video for 'The Ring'
The album 'Compass' is out on digipack CD, LP and digitally on May 17th/18th
The single 'The Ring' is out on limited 7inch and digitally on May 10th/11th