Ahead of his headlining tour that kicks off tomorrow (October 8) in Brooklyn, vaporwave legend and 100% Electronica founder George Clanton has released a brand new single, “Fucking Up My Life.” The track from his long-awaited upcoming album features rising artist (and Clanton’s frequent copilot) Negative Gemini and details Clanton’s love-hate relationship with touring — as in he loves it, and touring hates him back.
“I’ve been working on my new album for the past two years,” Clanton told SPIN via email. “It was hard to choose which song to release ahead of this tour, but it had to be ‘Fucking Up My Life,’ because the song was written to go off live. The lyrics are a love letter to performing live. I’ve only ever had a rough time on tour, from losing money to sleeping on floors to breaking my ankle jumping off the stage in Denver. But I love it and can’t quit. We shot the video a couple of weeks before tour and it just finished in time to go live while I was on the plane to NYC! I’m fucking pumped.”
Check out the video for “Fucking Up My Life” below.
Speaking of Clanton’s persistent desire to tour despite its difficulties, his month-long tour also features some combination of Magdalena Bay, Negative Gemini, Vitesse X, and Caroline Loveglow on each date. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
10/08 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
10/12 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
10/14 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
10/15 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
10/16 – Songbyrd – Washington, DC
10/17 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
10/19 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/20 – The Masquerade – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
10/22 – III Points – Miami, FL
10/24 – Gassa Gassa – New Orleans, LA
10/27 – Deep Ellum Art Company – Dallas, TX
10/28 – Satellite – Houston, TX
10/29 – Levitation – Austin, TX
10/30 – The Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
11/01 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
11/02 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
11/10 – Cornerstone – Berkeley, CA