LISTEN: Matthew E. White Shares “No Skin” Version of “Fresh Blood,” Offers Up “Vision”

The stripped-down remix of this year's Fresh Blood is out on Friday.

A year after releasing his horn-guitar-piano-driven debut, Big Inner, Matthew E. White put out Outer Face, an EP in which he refused to allow himself horns, guitars, or piano. Now he’s pulled the reverse trick, scrubbing everything but the guitar, piano, and rhythm instruments from this year’s excellent Fresh Blood. White is billing this “No Skin” version of the album as a “minimalist” arrangement, which is the kind of thing only an artist as devoted to large-band maximalism as White would ever call the standard rock and roll band setup. Give the new take on Fresh Blood‘s “Vision” a listen below, and check out the video for the song’s original version.

In addition to releasing Fresh Blood: No Skin, White and his band will be hitting the road for another round of touring. Those dates are below, too.

Matthew E. White tour dates

July
29 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
30 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
31 – The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN

August
1 – The Luminary Centre For The Arts – St. Louis, MO
2 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
4 – Thunderbird Café – Pittsburgh, PA
5 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
6 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
7 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
8 – DC9 – Washington, DC

September
25–27 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH

Read our feature on Matthew E. White, in which he discusses Fresh Blood‘s influences.

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