01.10.2019 news

Turkish Psych Rockers Altin Gün Share New Tracks Ahead of Tour Supporting Tame Impala & Headline Run







“Altin Gün’s groovy globalism is infectious.”-NPR


“An instant party package of Turkish freakbeat, soundtrack funk and psychedelic synth-pop.”-Uncut


“Altin Gün are easy to love. They create music that combines the influences of Turkish folk songs with 70’s glam-psych…”-KCRW


“They are one of the grooviest acts on the road these days.

I take every chance to catch them live – it’s a great time guaranteed.”-Julien Barbagallo / Tame Impala




Psychedelic Turkish folk rock group Altin Gün have shared two new tracks ahead of their dates supporting Tame Impala, which will be followed by their own headline US tour dates. The new tracks, “Gelin Halayi” and “Div Div,” premiered via FLOOD Magazine — hear “Gelin Halayi” HERE and “Div Div” HERE. The Tame Impala dates begin in Irving, TX, which will be followed by a night in Houston, TX and a two-night stand in Denver, CO. Their headline dates follow closely behind, and will include stops at Desert Daze FestivalThe Independent in San Francisco, CANeumos in Seattle, WA, a return to Brooklyn, NY at Elsewhere and more. See below for the full list of upcoming tour dates.


The band will also reissue their breakthrough album On this year for the first time ever on vinyl in the U.S., to be released this month. Pre-order the reissue HERE.


Watch their KEXP Session below



Altin Gün completed their first-ever U.S. tour earlier this year, which included stops at Pickathon and Outside Lands, a support slot for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes at LA‘s Greek Theater, sellout performances in BrooklynSeattle and Philadelphia, and sessions with KEXP and KCRW.


“Turkish psych-folk troupe Altin Gün dazzled with a harmonious blend of tropical synths, hypnotic polyrhythms and baglama (a Turkish lute) riffs,” The Seattle Times raved about their Pickathon performance. “It would be great to see Altın Gün lead a revival of this fantastic sound in the West,” The Stranger said, “as it’s one of the richest seams of rock that’s ever rippled an eardrum.” PopMatters noted that “Altin Gün’s Outside Lands appearance was the last show of their tour, and they used their mid-afternoon slot to bewitch us with dual percussionists and a Turkish string instrument called the saz.”


The group recently released their sophomore album Gece earlier this year, which received praise from NPR, Aquarium DrunkardMOJOUncut, and The Guardian. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych. The band was discovered and signed to ATO Records after an explosive performance at King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s Gizzfest 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.



Altin Gün tour dates


10/2 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX #

10/3 – Empire Control Room & Garage – Austin, TX

10/5 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX #

10/7 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO #

10/8 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO #

10/11 – Fingerprints (In-Store & Signing) – Long Beach, CA

10/11-12 – Desert Daze Festival – Moreno Beach, CA

10/13 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

10/14 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10/15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

10/15 – Mississippi Studios (late show) – Portland, OR

10/17 – Theatre Rialto – Montreal, QC

10/18 – Space Ballroom – Hamden, CT

10/19 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY


# – w/ Tame Impala

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