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WATCH: Magik Markers - Ice Skater
Laurie Tuffrey , September 17th, 2013 07:04

Plus, band announce European tour dates in November, with new album due that month

We haven't heard from the previously super-prolific Connecticut duo Magik Markers since their last album on Drag City, 2009's Balf Quarry. However, yesterday saw the release of a brand new single, 'Ice Skater', which comes ahead of a new album, Surrender To The Fantasy, out on November 18, and the band have announced that they'll be playing a run of dates in Europe around that time - have a look below.

We've been told that the single isn't an indicator of the album's sound (it doesn't feature on the LP), though 'Ice Skater', a gentle, restrained synth-pop track, which reins in some of the Markers' dissonance in favour of lacing strings and Elisa Ambrogio's vocals over rudimentary drum machine patterns and seeping synths, is an ace cut of its own accord. Say the band of the track: "Like all heavy songs, it refers at times to a young Kristi Yamaguchi, arcane correspondences, the uncreated, and the smell of the hallway in your old middle school." Have a watch of the video above and stay tuned to the band's Tumblr for updates.

NOVEMBER
Mon 11 - Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tue 12 - Lido, Berlin, Germany w/ Lee Ranaldo
Thu 14 - Cave 12, Geneva, Switzerland
Fri 15 - Sonic, Lyon, France
Sat 16 - King Georg, Cologne, Germany
Sun 17 - Worm, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Mon 18 - Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
Tue 19 - Extrapool, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Wed 20 - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London
Fri 22 - ATP End Of An Era One @ Pontins, Camber Sands
Sat 23 - BB Mix Festival, Paris, France

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