Marlon Williams

"Vampire Again" (Dead Oceans)

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Marlon Williams returns with “Vampire Again,” his first new material since releasing his acclaimed debut album early last year via Dead Oceans and touring relentlessly around the world, including performances on CONANLater…with Jools Holland, opening for Bruce Springsteen and picking up both an ARIA Award nomination and two New Zealand Music Awards.

In creating “Vampire Again,” Williams returned home to Lyttelton, New Zealand to re-engage in the writing process and work again with producer Ben Edwards. Below he discusses the story behind the song. Watch the accompanying video, directed by Williams in collaboration with UK cinematographer Steve Gullick. It’s a tragicomic vignette of a societal outcast – misshapen, uncomfortable, humorous and a little touching.

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Tour

  •  
    Jul 22, 2017
    Newport, RI
    Newport Folk Festival

  •  
    Aug 03, 2017
    Happy Valley, OR
    Pickathon

  •  
    Aug 15, 2017
    St. Louis, MO
    The Pageant

  •  
    Aug 16, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    Slowdown

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    Aug 18, 2017
    Denver, CO
    Paramount Theatre

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    Aug 19, 2017
    Bellvue, CO
    Mishawaka Amphitheatre

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    Aug 21, 2017
    Kansas City, MO
    Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland

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    Aug 22, 2017
    Springfield, MO
    Gillioz Theater

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    Aug 24, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    Cain's Ballroom

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    Aug 25, 2017
    Dallas, TX
    House of Blues

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    Aug 26, 2017
    San Antonio, TX
    Aztec Theater

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    Aug 28, 2017
    Houston, TX
    House of Blues

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    Aug 29, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Stubb's