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The Universe By Ear announces their new studio album »III« and a music video for the second single »Sail Around The Sun«

Basel, Switzerland based psychedelic brain blues trio The Universe By Ear has announced their new studio album, »III«, which will be released on October 28th, 2022 via On Stage Records.

The band already released the first single »Salty River (incl. Monoliths)« taken from the upcoming album – complete with a music video of seven short minutes. Directed and edited by Pascal Grünenfelder.

But water isn’t the only element The Universe By Ear are interested in. Next up is something a bit hotter and slightly more ambitious: The second single taken from »III« is called »Sail Around The Sun«, and since the song is a chunk of over 12 minutes, we will release the video in four palatable parts: »Sail Around The Sun« – Part 1 (September 16), »Sail Around The Sun« – Part 2 (September 23), »Sail Around The Sun« – Part 3 (September 30) and complete »Sail Around The Sun« – Parts 1-4 (October 7).

Unknown spaces, uncanny depths

Along comes a virus that slowed down everything cultural. But you cannot stop the universe. And just like that, The Universe By Ear have used the time to work themselves deeper into the cosmos of their own sound. After the liberating album »I« (2017), the more structured »II« (2019), the three-pieceband went further than before on their third self-titled album.

»III« is about unknown spaces and uncanny depths. So it isn’t surprising that the albums 45 minutes of music is divided into 5 songonly, with running times between 7,5 and 12 minutes. As before, The Universe By Ear apply unexpected breaks and sudden changes of direction,but for the first time there are also parts that breathe, grow and even fight against their creators. At the same time the lyrics have gotten deeper and weightier with topics like dystopias, search for self and live in general. As usual no easy meal from The Universe By Ear, but a very rich one.

Sail Around The Sun Tour 2022:
Sa 17.09.22 CH-Kreuzlingen, Plan 3B
Sa 22.10.22 CH-Oberentfelden, Böröm Pöm Pöm
Do 17.11.22 DE-Köln, Kantine/Yard Club
Fr 18.11.22 DE-Rüsselsheim, Das Rind
Sa 19.11.22 DE-Fürth, Kofferfabrik
So 20.11.22 DE-Berlin, Quasimodo
Mo 21.11.22 DE-Bremen, Meisenfrei
Mi 23.11.22 DE-Hamburg, Bambi Galore
Do 24.11.22 DE-Kassel, Theaterstübchen
Sa 26.11.22 CH-Basel, Irrsinn
Fr 09.12.22 IT-Genova, tba
Sa 10.12.22 IT-Veruno, Forum 19
Do 16.12.22 CH-Bern, Goscho
Sa 17.12.22 DE-Karlsruhe, KOHI
Sa 28.01.23 CH-Basel, Sudhaus

The Universe By Ear is:
Beni Bürgin – Drums, Vocals
Pascal Grünenfelder – Bass, Vocals
Stef Strittmatter – Guitar, Vocals

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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