Lucy Dacus

This new gift from Dacus, 'Home Video,' her third album, was built on an interrogation of her coming-of-age years in Richmond, Virginia. Many songs start the way a memoir might—“In the summer of ’07 I was sure I’d go to heaven, but I was hedging my bets at VBS”—and all of them have the compassion, humor, and honesty of the best autobi-ographical writing. Most importantly and mysteriously, this album displays Dacus’s ability to use the personal as portal into the universal. “I can’t hide behind generalizations or fiction anymore,” Dacus says, though talking about these songs, she admits, makes her ache. While there’s a nostalgic tint to much of Dacus’s work, the obliquely told stories in past songs are depicted here with greater specificity. "Triple Dog Dare" recounts young, queer love complicated and forbidden by religion. The toxic relationship depicted in "Partner in Crime" is filled with pining, deceit, and meeting curfew. (“My heart’s on my sleeve/ it’s embarrassing/ the pulpy thing, beating.”) "Christine" is an elegiac ballad about a close friend vanishing into an inhibiting relationship.

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FULL DISCOGRAPHY

TitleFormatRelease DateStore
"Kissing Lessons" b/w "Thumbs Again" 7" 06/03/22 BUY
Home Video LP/CD/DA 06/25/21 BUY
2019 EP/DA 11/08/19 BUY
Historian LP/CD/DA 03/02/18 BUY
No Burden LP/CD/DA 09/06/16 BUY
Album Trailer / I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore DV 06/20/16

NEWS FROM THE MATABLOG

Interpol - Bandcamp Friday

Lucy Dacus - "Kissing Lessons" (Official Lyric Video)

Lucy Dacus - "Kissing Lessons" on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Coming June 3 : Lucy Dacus - "Kissing Lessons" 7"

Lucy Dacus - "Thumbs Again"

Lucy Dacus - "VBS" on The Tonight Show

TOUR DATES

  • July 7, 2022 - July 17, 2022
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • LeBreton Flats
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  • July 9, 2022 - July 9, 2022
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Fort York National Historic Site
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  • July 10, 2022
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • The Danforth Music Hall
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  • July 13, 2022
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Théâtre Corona
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  • July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022
  • Chicago, IL, US
  • Unknown venue
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  • July 17, 2022
  • Lexington, KY, US
  • The Burl
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  • July 19, 2022
  • Shelburne, VT, US
  • The Green at Shelburne Museum
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  • July 20, 2022
  • Cooperstown, NY, US
  • Brewery Ommegang
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  • July 21, 2022
  • New York (NYC), NY, US
  • Capital One City Parks Foundation Summerstage
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  • July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022
  • Newport, RI, US
  • Fort Adams State Park
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  • July 24, 2022
  • Providence, RI, US
  • The Strand Ballroom & Theatre
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  • July 25, 2022
  • Baltimore, MD, US
  • Rams Head Live!
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  • July 27, 2022
  • Pittsburgh, PA, US
  • Stage AE
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  • July 28, 2022
  • Philadelphia, PA, US
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  • July 29, 2022
  • Richmond, VA, US
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  • July 31, 2022
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
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  • August 4, 2022 - August 7, 2022
  • St. Charles, IA, US
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  • August 5, 2022
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  • August 8, 2022
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  • August 9, 2022
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  • August 9, 2022 - August 9, 2022
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  • August 10, 2022
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  • August 12, 2022
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  • August 12, 2022 - September 4, 2022
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  • August 13, 2022
  • North Adams, MA, US
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  • August 25, 2022
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  • August 25, 2022 - August 28, 2022
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  • September 12, 2022
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  • October 1, 2022 - October 1, 2022
  • Columbia, MD, US
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
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