The Clientele News

The Clientele announce summer tour

In addition to a highly-anticipated appearance at the Merge 25 Festival, The Clientele have announced a few additional dates this summer. These shows mark the first Clientele tour since 2009's tour in support of Bonfires on the Heath.

Also, the May installment of our ongoing 25th Anniversary reissue series is The Clientele's Suburban Light.

Find a full list of The Clientele's tour dates below, and pre-order the Suburban Light reissue now on CD or LP now in the Merge store.
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The Clientele prep Suburban Light reissue for May

The May installment of our ongoing 25th Anniversary reissue series is The Clientele's Suburban Light

Released as a double-disc and one-LP/one-CD set, this new edition of Suburban Light features the album in its original European tracklisting, restored from original analog tapes to sound warmer and a bit less like a batch of demos. The bonus material includes a revelatory set of covers, rehearsals, B-sides, and three unreleased tunes.

Watch a performance of "An Hour Before the Light" circa 1996 below and pre-order Suburban Light on CD or LP now in the Merge store.

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The Clientele - "Somebody Changed"

The Clientele is currently touring the west coast! Catch them tonight in Oakland, and pick up a digital copy of their new mini-album, Minotaur, in the Merge store. 09-09 Oakland, CA New Parish 09-10 San Francisco, CA Independent 09-11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex 09-12 San Diego, CA M-Theory in-store performance at 4:30pm 09-12 San Diego, CA Casbah   More >

The Clientele on Pitchfork TV

The Clientele's San Diego show at the Casbah in June was recorded and given dreamy effects for Pitchfork TV's Tunnelvision. See The Clientele on tour in September and order their latest album Bonfires on the Heath on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store. The Clientele on tour: Sep-06 Seattle, WA TBA Sep-07 Portland, OR Doug Fir Sep-09 Oakland, CA  New Parish Sep-10 San Francisco, CA  Independent Sep-11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex Sep-12 San Diego, CA Casbah   More >

The Clientele visit BaebleMusic's Guest Apartment

Alasdair MacLean recently visited BaebleMusic's Guest Apartment in NYC to perform a few songs for you! The band is currently on tour state-side in support of Bonfires on the Heath. Don't miss them! 02-26 Birmingham, AL Bottletree 02-27 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon 02-28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater 03-01 Austin, TX The Mohawk 03-02 Marfa, TX Marfa Book Co. 03-04 San Diego, CA The Casbah 03-05 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland 03-06 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland 03-07 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door 03-09 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall 03-11 Portland, OR Doug Fir 03-12 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern 03-15 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center 03-16 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon 03-17 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall 03-18 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig 03-19 Toronto, ON Canada The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern 03-20 Montreal, QC Canada Il Motore 03-21 Allston, MA Great Scott 03-23 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom   More >

The Clientele give away new MP3

Download "Harvest Time," a new MP3 from The Clientele's forthcoming album, Bonfires on the Heath. "languidly psychedelic new track "Harvest Time", flows forth in hazy technicolor" ~Pitchfork The gorgeous mix of drone, strings, and Alasdair MacLean's evocative "Harvest Time" narrative perfectly sets this hauntingly beautiful tone.   More >

The Clientele light "Bonfires on the Heath"

On October 6, The Clientele will release their 5th album, Bonfires on the Heath on CD, LP and digital download. The Clientele formed a long time ago in the backwoods of suburban Hampshire, playing together as kids at school, rehearsing in a thatched cottage remote from any kind of music scene, but hypnotized by the magical strangeness of Galaxie 500 and Felt and the psych pop of Love and the Zombies. Bonfires on the Heath is in a sense a return to the Clientele’s roots; the dreamlike suburban landscapes first encountered in the early singles, their trippy sense of menace stronger now.   More >