Polish progressive act Riverside will release their new album ID.Entity on January 20 and is now streaming the single edit of the album closer "Self-Aware." It's a straightforward prog rocker that clocks in at about three minutes shorter than the non-edited version, and it's pretty damn good!
"'Self-Aware' is a song which summarizes the entire album, and talks about how it's difficult these days to live in a society and ignore all the social changes, how you can't simply be passive, 'shut yourself off,' or 'hole up deep in the woods,'" said Riverside frontman Mariusz Duda.
"We need each other in order to change something in our lives. Not everything can be done single-handedly; 'I have to be better than others, I have to be the best' is not a good mantra. We need cooperation to achieve goals. And it's important that this message comes not from a solo artist, but from a band, whose success lies mostly in cooperation within the band and interaction with their listeners."
Pre-orders are available here and you can catch Riverside at one of the dates below.
2/17 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum [Tickets]
2/18 Orlando, FL – The Abbey [Tickets]
2/19 Atlanta, GA – Hell At The Masquerade [Tickets]
2/21 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live [Tickets]
2/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live [Tickets]
2/24 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater [Tickets]
2/25 Pomona, CA – The Glass House [Tickets]
2/26 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone [Tickets]
2/28 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre [Tickets]
3/1 Seattle, WA – Neumos [Tickets]
3/3 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room [Tickets]
3/4 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre [Tickets]
3/7 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar And Hall [Tickets]
3/8 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge [Tickets]
3/10 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace [Tickets]
3/11 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre [Tickets]
3/12 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell [Tickets]
3/14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall [Tickets]
3/16 New York, NY – Sony Hall [Tickets]
3/17 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts [Tickets]
3/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall [Tickets]
3/19 Washington, DC – Black Cat [Tickets]
3/21 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle [Tickets]