Geographer On Tour Now With Small Black; Shares New Single; Album Out 2/23
October 27, 2023 BY Bailey Vigliaturo
Synth-pop visionary Geographer shares the latest single, “Everyone,” from his upcoming full-length album, A Mirror Brightly, which will be released on February 23, 2024. For the record, Mike Deni, the atmospheric-pop act’s frontman, has assumed the role of thinking man’s anthropologist, picking through the wreckage around us in a world increasingly ensnared in everything from religion to social media. While it is still deeply personal, it’s not simply autobiographical like his previous releases. Mostly self-produced, he tapped Taylor Locke (Rooney, Linda Thompson, The New Pornographers), James Riotto (John Vanderslice, Samantha Crain), and Daniel Che (Run River North) for some finishing touches. The record will include already released singles, “The Burning Handle,” “Van Halen,” “I Don’t Remember It Starting,” “One/Other” and “You Never Know.”
When asked about “Everyone,” he notes, “This is the first song I wrote for the new record, way back in 2020, after I started rolling out DAOITGOED. There’s always a moment of terror that inspiration will not strike again, and when I wrote the chorus of this song, I felt I could relax, because if nothing else came out of me, at least I had that. So many of my songs are about alienation and a feeling of otherness in the face of a human mass who at least pretends quite convincingly to belong to itself and to have received the proper and necessary instructions. I’ve wanted for so long to write a song about the sinew that does indeed bind us to each other, a song about the universalities of human experience. I was playing with a chord progression that I had looping, and I just started to sing, everyone (fill in the blank), and it was a very powerful experience, to think, what are the things that we all, not just most, but all of us, go through. It was an important subject for me to delve into.”
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Geographer is in the midst of a tour supporting chillwave pioneers Small Black. Having already played Bowery Ballroom and the East Coast, he kicks off the and West Coast leg on November 9th with stops at the iconic Pappy & Harriet’s in Joshua Tree, The Lodge Room in Los Angeles, The Independent in SF, and more, before wrapping Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios on November 18th. A full list of dates can be found below.
Formed in San Francisco, Geographer is the moniker for the now Los Angeles-based Mike Deni. Part social scientist, part troubadour, if Geographer is an expert at anything, it’s precisely chronicling life’s imperfections. He has headlined many national tours, played Outside Lands, Just Like Heaven, Firefly, Treefort, and other festivals, released three critically acclaimed albums, including 2021’s Down and Out In The Garden Of Earthly Delights, and has performed with such musical luminaries as K.Flay, The Flaming Lips, Young The Giant, Tycho, Ratatat, Betty Who, and Tokyo Police Club.
TOUR DATES SUPPORTING SMALL BLACK:
11/9 Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown, CA
11/10 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
11/11 Lodge Room Los Angeles, CA
11/12 The Independent San Francisco, CA
11/13 Harlow’s Sacramento, CA
11/15 Fox Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
11/16 Madame Lou’s Seattle, WA
11/18 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR