Peter Murphy would like you to “Hang Up” and watch his new video

Peter Murphy would like you to “Hang Up” and watch his new video

Peter Murphy is sick of you being on your goddamn phone all the time. In fact, the former Bauhaus frontman commands you to hang that shit up on his new single titled, with refreshing directness, “Hang Up.” The song—whose suitably eerie video is being debuted here—is a single off Lion, his 10th solo album (produced with a hint of industrial severity by Youth of Killing Joke). Harsh, droning, sinuously catchy, and awash in Murphy’s ink-black croon, “Hang Up” is not something you ought to disobey. Unless, of course, you’re listening to it on your phone.

Lion will be released June 3 via Nettwerk; the single for “Hang Up” goes on sale April 8, with an exclusive Record Store Day remix 7-inch available at select retail stores April 19. His upcoming U.S. tour dates are below.

Peter Murphy tour 2014
May 22—LVCS—Las Vegas, Nevada
May 23—Crescent Ballroom—Phoenix, Arizona
May 24—Rialto Theater—Tucson, Arizona
May 27—Belmont Theater—Austin, Texas
May 28—Granada Theater—Dallas, Texas
May 29—Scout Bar—Houston, Texas
May 31—One Eyed Jacks—New Orleans, Louisiana
June 1—Highdive—Gainesville, Florida
June 3—Grand Central—Miami, Florida
June 4—Orpheum Theater—Tampa, Florida
June 6—Terminal West—Atlanta, Georgia
June 7—Tremont Theater—Charlotte, North Carolina
June 8—State Theatre—Falls Church, Virginia
June 9—Irving Plaza—New York, New York
June 11—The Outer Space—Hamden, Connecticut
June 12—Paradise Club—Boston, Massachusetts
June 13—Trocadero—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 14—Town Ballroom—Buffalo, New York
June 16—Lee’s Palace—Toronto, Ontario
June 17—Magic Stick—Detroit, Michigan
June 18—Firebird—St. Louis, Missouri
June 20—Double Door—Chicago, Illinois
June 21—Waiting Room—Omaha, Nebraska
June 22—Riot Room—Kansas City, Missouri
June 24—Summit Music Hall—Denver, Colorado
June 25—The Depot—Salt Lake City, Utah
June 27—Rickshaw Theatre—Vancouver, British Columbia
June 28—Showbox Theater—Seattle, Washington
June 29—Star Theater—Portland, Oregon
July 1—Regency Theater—San Francisco, California
July 2—Belly-Up Tavern—San Diego, California
July 3, 5—Fonda Theater—Los Angeles, California

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