Claude VonStroke Previews New 'Urban Animal' Album

Watch an exclusive preview of the dirtybird chief's new album, 'Urban Animal,' out September 24.

For his new album, 'Urban Animal,' Claude VonStroke samples and chops sounds and snippets from his outsized life and then tranforms them into something cohesive and beautiful and intriguing. To help explain this concept -- which extends to the album artwork, portraits composed of architectural photos of decaying buildings in Detroit and around the Midwest -- Claude taps the director Anthony Garth (of many a White Stripes videos) for this album preview, which at first seems completely random but then completely makes sense. Sort of. 'Urban Animal' is out September 24, on his Dirtybird label (order on iTunes). Check out tour dates below...

Urban Animal Tour

Oct. 4 - San Francisco, The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 5 - Los Angeles, Exchange
Oct. 11 - New York CIty, Highline Ballroom
Oct. 12 - Boston, The Sinclair
Oct. 13 - Burlington, VT, Club Metronome
Oct. 17 - Miami, Grand Central
Oct. 18 - Toronto, The Hoxton
Oct. 19 - Montreal, SAT
Oct. 24 - Austin - Kingdom
Oct. 25 - Asheville, NC, Mountain Oasis Festival**
Oct. 30 - Phoenix, AZ, Monarch Theatre
Oct. 31 - Detroit, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Nov. 1 - Buffalo, NY, Rendezvous
Nov. 7 - Eugene, OR, WOW Hall
Nov. 8 - Portland, OR, Branx
Nov. 9 - Denver, City Hall
Nov. 13 - Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall
Nov. 14 - Tampa, FL, The Kennedy
Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, Union Transfer
Nov. 16 - Chicago, Spybar

Get tickets at Claude VonStroke's website, and stay tuned for more dates.

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