Jonathan Coulton has revealed the video for “All This Time,” the first single from his upcoming album Solid State, due April 28. The video premiered via Boing Boing and you can watch the video here.
Solid State is linked to a new graphic novel written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Albert Monteys. With today’s video premiere, Boing Boing has also made a preview of the novel available here.
In support of Solid State, Coulton has confirmed a tour of North America as the support for Aimee Mann. The dates kick off April 20 at Washington, DC‘s Lincoln Theater and will include stops at The Town Hall in New York City on April 22 and The Theater At Ace Hotel on May 13 in Los Angeles. The full tour is listed below.
Solid State the graphic novel explores the fates of two men (both, as it happens, named Bob) and the God-like artificial intelligence that both protects and abandons them. Set inside a city sedated by what Coulton calls “nicey-nice fascism,” the story traces humanity from its current state to a locked-in, medicated, machine-run future. Together, the album and the graphic novel tell an ambitious, multi-layered science fiction story about how technology reveals us, changes us, and maybe ultimately will save us, if we can just remember to be nice to each other.
Jonathan Coulton has a storied career in the spaces between the internet and the music industry. The tech professional-turned-musician once conducted a Thing a Week experiment, in which he recorded and published a new song every Friday for a year, wrote the songs “Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” for the award winning Portal games, regularly contributes to the NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another” as its very own one-man band, and runs his own fan cruise aptly called the JoCo Cruise.
Jonathan Coulton Tour Dates
4/20 | Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
4/21 | Philadelphia, PA – Keswick Theatre
4/22 | New York City, NY – The Town Hall
4/23 | Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
4/25 | Albany, NY – The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
4/26 | Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
4/28 | Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
4/29 | Chicago, IL – Park West
4/30 | Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
5/2 | Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
5/3 | St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater
5/5 | Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
5/6 | Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
5/8 | Missoula, MT – The Wilma
5/9 | Seattle, WA – Neptune
5/10 | Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
5/12 | San Franciso, CA – The Fillmore
5/13 | Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel