Trevor Sensor – High Beams
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"’High Beams’ is gritty, catchy and honest as Sensor easily taps into the hopes and fears of so many young people coming of age in America. It skirts around angst and goes straight for disillusionment, without feeling contrived." – Paste
On June 16, Trevor Sensor will release his debut album Andy Warhol’s Dream via Jagjaguwar. The album was recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, IL and was produced by Richard Swift (The Shins, Damien Jurado), Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Brandon Darner.
Sensor has now shared "High Beams," the first single from the forthcoming album.
"The song derives from the desire to be one of those people on the television – a desire instilled in us since childhood in America and the western world at large. A desire that consumes us, especially those few born in middle America who look for supposedly greater things beyond the horizon of cornfields and prairies, or the northern factory towns of England – those places where nobody of any pop cultural significance is supposed to come from – for there is only so much room in the camera lens, the television screen, and we must save it for the pretty, plastic people," Sensor explains. "It revolves around things lost, things hoped for and the dreams we tell ourselves to keep us from the possibly horrifying conclusions that forever creep up on us in the back of our minds. To these conclusions and this desire, I curl back my feelers and hiss – for I am twenty-three and tired."
Sensor recently shared a video for "The Money Gets Bigger." Consequence of Sound said, "The distinctly coarse sound of his voice is the ideal vessel for delivering lyrics about the average American’s desperate desire to earn attention in a seemingly meaningless world," while Paste Magazine said, "The song is full of meaning, but remains surprisingly accessible." Last year, Sensor released his debut EP Texas Girls and Jesus Christ and quickly followed that with his Starved Nights of Saturday Stars 12" vinyl EP. The 23-year- old songwriter based in the small city of Sterling, IL quickly gained attention from Consequence of Sound, Under The Radar and Exclaim for his unique vocal quality and songwriting style.
Trevor Sensor has just announced a spring and summer tour with The Family Crest and Mt. Joy, respectively. Find a full list of tour dates below, with additional dates to be announced in the coming months.
5/3 – Amsterdam, NL: De Roode Bioscoop
5/4 – London, UK: St Pancras Old Church
5/13 – New York, NY: The Mercury Lounge*
5/14 – Pittsburgh, PA: Cafe Club*
5/16 – Cleveland, OH: Beachland Tavern*
5/17 – Ferndale, MI: The Loving Touch*
5/18 – Chicago, IL: Schubas*
5/19 – Milwaukee, WI: Collectivo Coffee*
5/20 – Minneapolis, MN: Turf Club*
5/22 – Denver, CO: Lost Lake Lounge*
5/23 – Salt Lake City, UT: Kilby Court*
5/25 – Seattle, WA: Barboza*
5/27 – Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge*
7/8 – Des Moines, IA: 80/35 Festival
7/14 – Toronto, ON: Drake Underground %
7/19 – St Louis, MO: Duck Room %
7/20 – Nashville, TN: The Basement %
7/25 – Washington, DC: DC9 %
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s %
8/2 – Cincinnati, OH: MOTR Pub %
8/3 – Indianapolis, IN: The Hi-Fi %
* – with The Family Crest
% – with Mt. Joy