CHVRCHES Release ‘Screen Violence: Director’s Cut’ Featuring Three New Songs

Today, CHVRCHES have surprised fans with an expanded version of their critically-acclaimed UK #4 album, with Screen Violence: Director’s Cut, featuring three new songs, “Killer”, “Screaming” and “Bitter End”, available digitally via Glassnote (US)

Released two days ahead of Halloween as a thank you to fans for the phenomenal reception to Screen Violence, the Director’s Cut continues a milestone era for the band and celebrates the spooky season deep within the cinematic universe that Screen Violence immerses itself in. “Screaming” and “Bitter End”  face the disillusionment and fear that permeate the record head on, while the eerie darkness of “Killer” devilishly flips the script: “I turned into a killer / I’m insane / I’ll cry you a river / Down the drain / Are you entertained?”

DOWNLOAD/STREAM SCREEN VIOLENCE: DIRECTOR’S CUT

On the new tracks, frontwoman Lauren Mayberry says “This album was thematically so different to previous CHVRCHES albums that it would have been rude of us to let Halloween come and go without injecting some more Screen Violence into it. ‘Killer’, ‘Bitter End’ and ‘Screaming’ were all started in 2020 and finished just after the album was released. As any good horror fan knows, just because the film ends, it doesn’t mean the story does.” 

Screen Violence: Director’s Cut also features previously released singles “He Said She Said”, “How Not To Drown” featuring one of the band’s musical heroes The Cure’s Robert Smith, and “Good Girls” which was later remixed by the iconic film director and legendary actor, screenwriter and composer John Carpenter. The official accompanying videos for these singles formed a lo-fi, nostalgic, and analogue-inspired trilogy directed by multi-disciplinary artist Scott Kiernan.

Screen Violence: Director’s Cut tracklisting

Asking For A Friend

He Said She Said

California

Violent Delights

How Not To Drown (ft. Robert Smith)

Final Girl

Good Girls

Lullabies

Nightmares

Better If You Don’t

Killer 

Screaming

Bitter End

CHVRCHES will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning this November. Tickets are on sale now, visit www.chvrch.es for more information.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

11/09/21 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall

11/10 – 11/12/21 Austin, TX – ACL Live

11/14/21 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

11/15/21 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

11/17/21 Minneapolis, MN – Armory

11/18/21 Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater

11/19/21 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

11/20/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live!

11/22/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

11/23/21 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

11/24/21 Toronto, ON – History

11/26/21 New York, NY – Terminal 5

11/27/21 New York, NY – Terminal 5

11/30/21 Washington, DC – Anthem

12/01/21 Boston, MA – House of Blues

12/02/21 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall

12/03/21 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

12/05/21 Cincinnati, OH – Ovation

12/06/21 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

12/08/21 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom

12/09/21 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater

12/10/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Union

12/11/21 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

12/13/21 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park

12/14/21 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park

12/16/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

12/17/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

12/18/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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