Manchester Orchestra premiered a new concert film on Friday night and now it's available for you to watch on demand. I built my entire Friday evening around the livestream experience and watched the premiere (even did virtual pre-show drinks - it was flawlessly executed from both a sound and a visual standpoint. Impeccable and such a great way to be reminded of the power of live music while we wait for its eventual in-person return.
Check it out the performance in full, below.
A Black Mile To The Surface: The Global Concert Film is a front-to-back performance of the album of the same name, filmed with multiple cameras at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording studios.
In a press release the band shared:
"We wanted to create a really special live performance for our fans, seeing as we haven’t been able to be together in quite awhile. So we returned to the place where we recorded A Black Mile To The Surface and played the album in its entirety. We are so excited to share this film, for free, to everybody,” says Hull. “This album and your reception to it has exceeded our expectations, and we felt this the best way to thank you all for supporting our music. This feels like the perfect way to close the Black Mile chapter, and I’m excited to say that this is more than just a concert. It’s also the beginning.”
During the premiere, the band started teasing the date 02.18.21 (THIS Thursday!) and the words "The Million Masks of God" - a new song or an album announcement perhaps? Looks like we'll know more in just a couple of days. See what you can make out of the tease at at THEMILLIONMASKSOFGOD.COM