Chet Faker Releases Video for "1998" Single, Announces Spring Tour Dates

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Chet Faker has been building a name for himself both in the US and abroad over the last few years, and just released his highly anticipated debut album 'Built On Glass' this week on Downtown Records/Future Classic.

The Australian producer & singer also just released the beautifully stark animated video for "1998." The video premiered today on Stereogum, following the premiere of the song on NPR Music's All Songs Considered last week. Directed by Domenico Bartolo and animated by Grace Lee, the visual links to classic house/rave music of the late 80s, combining references to Keith Haring and the psych-tinged but minimal art of the era.

It also combines a narrative of the central character morphing into new forms as old relationships end. View it here!

"1998" follows the release of single "Talk Is Cheap," a track that crystallizes Faker's wide-reaching aesthetic into a singular vision, fusing languid soul, classic songwriting intimacy, house music immediacy and the dusty thump of golden age hip-hop.

Since the release of "Talk Is Cheap" in mid-February, it has received close to 3 million combined streams on YouTube & Soundcloud.

An artist of considerable range, Chet Faker--the name taken by the Melbourne-based songwriter and producer Nick Murphy--performs all of his own music, giving it a warm, homespun feel that also sounds like one of the world's sultriest bands cranking at full steam.

Look for him to kick off his headline North American tour on May 13 for a performance in the round at Brooklyn's Output. More information on all shows including ticket links, can be found at:

May 13 Brooklyn, NY - Output
May 14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
May 15 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
May 16 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 19 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
May 20 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 22 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
May 23 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
May 24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival, George Amphitheatre
May 26 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 27 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
May 29 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
May 30 San Diego, CA - Casbah
May 31 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
Jun 01 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
Jun 04 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Jun 06 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun 07 Austin, TX - The Parish