View Full Version : Mark Burgess records unfinished Chameleons songs for new EP, announces U.S. dates

DJ Rob in the Sanctuary Radio Newsroom
10th March 2017, 03:00 PM

[tweetmeme]Mark Burgess will release an EP this April featuring newly recorded versions of four unfinished songs by his band The Chameleons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chameleons) that date back to the 1980s, then will mount a spring European tour with his current group ChameleonsVox (http://chameleonsv.com/) followed by U.S. dates in September.
ChameleonsVox’s new Where in the World (http://moochinabout.com/index.php/chameleons-vox-where-in-the-world-ep/) EP — brought to our attention by Brooklyn Vegan (http://www.brooklynvegan.com/mark-burgess-preps-ep-of-previously-unfinished-chameleons-songs-chameleonsvox-announce-u-s-tour/) — will be released April 23 on vinyl by the Moochin’ About label, and will feature three songs on the record, and a code to download a fourth track. The songs are written by Burgess and his Chameleons bandmates Reg Smithies, Dave Fielding and John Lever.
According to the label:

“The ‘Where In The World’ EP from ChameleonsVox consists of four original Chameleons songs, re-recorded in 2017… three on the vinyl edition plus an additional song on the EP electronic download — only previously heard as unfinished Chameleons demos spanning the whole of the band’s career. As a feature of their current live set the songs were universally well received by the fan base and so are presented here by popular request. ‘Dali’s Picture’ a discarded song written in 1981, ‘Ever After’, an unfinished demo from the Strange Times session that produced the band’s third album, and lastly ‘Denims & Curls’ and ‘Free For All,’ which were demos for a fourth album that never materialized due to the band’s disintegration. Despite the years in between, all four songs feel fresh, vibrant and contemporary…”
The vinyl EP is available to pre-order now (http://moochinabout.com/index.php/chameleons-vox-where-in-the-world-ep/).
Additionally, Brooklyn Vegan reports that Burgess also is working on new music with Julee Cruise (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julee_Cruise), who remains best known for “Falling,” the theme to the “Twin Peaks” TV show. Burgess acknowledged the project on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/MarkBurgessChameleons/posts/1269367309819430), but didn’t offer further details.
Following the band’s already announced European tour (http://www.artsaccessfund.org/chameleonsv/img/splash.jpg), ChameleonsVox returns to the U.S. for seven shows in September.
Below, see the tracklist for the new EP and the band’s U.S. dates.

Tracklist: ChameleonsVox, Where in the World EP
1. “Denims & Curls”
2. “Dali’s Picture”
3. “Free For All”
4. “Ever After” (download only)

ChameleonsVox U.S. tour dates:
Sept. 8: A Strange Day Festival, Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA
Sept. 9: Oakland Metro, Oakland, CA
Sept. 10: Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 13: Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sept. 14: Chop Shop, Chicago, IL,
Sept. 15: TBA, New York, NY
Sept. 16: Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA


Chameleons Vox performing ‘Script of the Bridge’ on North American tour in 2015 (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2014/12/29/chameleons-script-of-the-bridge-us-tour-dates/)
ChameleonsVox to play ‘What Does Anything Mean? Basically,’ ‘Strange Times’ in Manchester (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2014/05/26/chameleons-what-does-anything-mean-strange-times-manchester/)
ChameleonsVox to perform ‘Script of the Bridge’ in U.K., Europe this spring (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2014/02/05/chameleons-script-of-the-bridge-tour/)
Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox debuts video for ‘Sycophants’ — first new music in 10 years (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/11/21/chameleons-vox-sycophants-video/)
Mark Burgess to release new ChameleonsVox 4-song EP, tour Europe this fall (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/10/10/chameleons-vox-new-ep-tour-dates/)

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