Atlanta rockers Manchester Orchestra will celebrate the release of their fourth album “Cope,” out Tuesday (April 1) via Loma Vista/Republic, with a twist on a hometown show next Thursday (April 3). The group will take over Atlanta’s Gallery L1 for the latest installment of Tumblr IRL, a music-and-art installation that has enabled bands like Childish Gambino and Broken Bells to bring their new albums to life for their most active fans.
At the event, fans will be able to interact with and visualize their emotions and current moods as inspired by the music on "Cope," which layers hard-crunching guitars over heartfelt lyrics. The band will also perform acoustic, re-worked versions of songs from the new album. "The idea for both the record and the event was how differently the word ‘Cope’ can be interpreted,” Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull tells Billboard. "I would ask my friends and family what they thought that word meant to them, and it was pretty fascinating that I never got the same explanation. So when we were trying to make this thing come to life in an art space, we wanted to focus on how to turn these different meanings into a really cool interactive party with projections and black-and-white lyrics."