Listen: Chet Faker Relelases New Banks “1998” Collaboration
For Fans Of: Glass Animals, MØ, ASTR, Flume, alt-J , Broods
The original version of “1998” is one of the standout tracks from Chet Faker‘s debut album Built On Glass (Downtown/Future Classic/Opulent). The singer/producer performed the song for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! audience this spring, its video has been viewed over 4 million times via YouTube, and the audio has been streamed almost 5 million times via Soundcloud. Faker also released the 1998 – Melbourne Edition EP in conjunction with Record Store Day featuring remixes by his peers in the Melbourne house and techno scene.
Faker delivers the new version of “1998” to fans as he kicks off his North American summer festival run. He will perform live this Friday, July 31 at the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in Montreal and this Saturday, August 1 at the Lollapalooza Music & Arts Festival in Chicago, where he’ll play at 6:30pm on the Pepsi Stage. His set can also be viewed internationally via the Lollapalooza Livestream on Red Bull TV. Also look for him at Outside Lands in San Francisco and FYF Fest in Los Angeles next month, among other North American dates.
An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker—the name taken by Melbourne-raised, Brooklyn-based Nick Murphy—writes, performs and records all of his own music, giving it a warm, intimate feel with a solid groove structure. His critically acclaimed debut full length album Built On Glass was released on Downtown/Future Classic/Opulent
in the spring of 2014.
After being named to a number of “Best of 2014” lists, his popularity in the U.S. was cemented in 2015 with performances of his hit single “Gold” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January and Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April, and with a sold out spring headline tour that included three nights at New York’s Terminal 5, two nights at Los Angeles’ Club
Nokia, and two live performances at Coachella. His video for “Gold” has also been viewed over 18 million times and was recently nominated for an MTV Video Music Award (“Best Choreography”).
Chet Faker 2015 Tour Dates
Jul 31 Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
Aug 01 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Music & Arts Festival
Aug 03 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Aug 04 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Aug 07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Aug 15 Seattle, WA – 1077 The End Summer Camp 2015
Aug 16 Portland, OR – KNRK 94.7 Birthday Concert
Aug 22 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
Oct 30 Melbourne, AUS – Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Oct 31 Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
Nov 06 Sydney, AUS – Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Nov 07 Sydney, AUS – Sydney Opera House Forecourt