Algiers team up with Future IslandsSamuel T. Herring and Boy Harsher’s Jae Matthews for new song ‘I Can’t Stand It!’

Their new album arrives next week.

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

With their new album ‘SHOOK’ set for release on 24th February on Matador, Algiers are sharing their latest single ‘I Can’t Stand It!’ with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring and Boy Harsher’s Jae Matthews.

“It’s a very personal song about a devastating loss of someone I believed to be the love of my life which nearly ended in my suicide,” Franklin James Fisher says. “I think the song’s narrative arc reflects the sense of dread and the path that led me to that moment. She put on ‘What You Don’t Want Me To Be’ the first time I heard it and I knew immediately that I was going to sample it—I just couldn’t have known the result would be a song about our own end. But every time I sing that song now it feels like I heal a little bit more.”

“I wanted to give Algiers not so much a narrative, but a recollection of a feeling,” Jae Matthews adds. “That abstract evocation that comes when you think about someone who broke yr heart and how that pain still tethers you.”

Have a listen to ‘I Can’t Stand It!’ below.

‘SHOOK’ Tracklisting:

1. Everybody Shatter (ft. Big Rube)

2. Irreversible Damage (ft. Zack de la Rocha)

3. 73%

4. Cleanse Your Guilt Here

5. As It Resounds (ft. Big Rube)

6. Bite Back (ft. billy woods & Backxwash)

7. Out of Style Tragedy (ft. Mark Cisneros)

8. Comment #2

9. A Good Man

10. I Can’t Stand It! (ft. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)

11. All You See Is

12. Green Iris

13. Born (ft. LaToya Kent)

14. Cold World (ft. Nadah El Shazly)

15. Something Wrong

16. An Echophonic Soul (ft. DeForrest Brown Jr. & Patrick Shiroishi)

17. Momentary (ft. Lee Bains III)

See Algiers live at the following dates:


26 USA, Fort Collins, CO, Washington’s Foco


09 Ireland, Dublin, Workman’s

10-12 Netherlands, The Hague, Grauzone Festival

15 Belgium, Brussels, Botanique Rotonde

16 Switzerland, Winterthur Salzhaus

17 Italy, Ravenna, Bronson

18 Italy, Pordenone, Capitol

20 Slovenia, Ljubljana, Kino Šiška

21 Austria, Vienna, Flex

22 Austria, Linz, Posthof

24 Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Bar

25 Poland, Warsaw, Niebo


01 Germany, Dresden, Beatpol

02 Germany, Berlin, Hole44

03 Germany, Bielefeld, Forum

04 Germany, Schorndorf, Manufaktur

05 Germany, Cologne, Club Volta

07 France, Paris, Petit Bain

08, UK London, The Dome

15-17, USA Texas, Austin, SXSW

19 USA, Phoenix AZ, Rebel Lounge

20 USA, San Diego CA, Bottom Of The Hill

21 USA, Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory NoHo

23 USA, Oakland CA, Starline Social Club

25 USA, Portland, OR, Show Bar at Revolution Hall

26 USA, Seattle, WA Madame Lou’s

29 USA, Minneapolis, MN, 7th St Entry

30 USA, Chicago, IL, Sleeping Village

31 USA, Louisville, KY, Whirling Tiger


02 USA, Knoxville, TN, Big Ears Festival

03 USA, Durham, NC, The Pinhook

04 USA, Washington, DC, DC9

05 USA, Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA

06 USA, New York, NY, Racket

07 Canada, Montreal, Casa Del Popolo

08 Canada, Toronto, The Garrison

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