Manchester Orchestra has been quietly bubbling under the indie rock surface for years now, although not that quietly: The group’s past four albums, including their 2017 record A Black Mile To The Surface, have peaked in the top ten of the US Alternative and/or Rock charts.
They’re certainly big enough for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage, and that’s exactly where they were last night, with a performance of “The Gold,” from their new album. The song is anthemic and driving, with mellow moments creating a dynamic range that makes the song’s huge peaks to hit as hard as the band ever has.
Manchester Orchestra also gave a web-exclusive performance of “The Alien,” so watch that below. Be sure to check out our interview with the group here, and we also had the band’s Andy Hull on an episode of the Celebration Rock podcast, so find that here.
The band is currently wrapping up a world tour, but they also have a few more tour dates scheduled for this year and next, with more to be announced, so check those out below.
11/18/2017 — El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
12/08/2017 — Oakland, CA @ Live 105’s Not So Silent Night
02/02/2018 — Melbourne, AUS @ 170 Russell
02/03/2018 — Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
02/04/2018 — Wollongong, AUS @ UniBar @ UOW
02/06/2018 — Brisbane, AUS @ The Triffid
o2/07/2018 — Perth, AUS @ Amplifier Bar5/19/2018 — Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival