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The MataBlog is edited by Matador Records’ co-moaner Gerard Cosloy and individual entries are the work of whoever’s name is next to them. If you enjoyed something in the MataBlog, thank you very much! If there was something you found particularly troubling, please be advised that a) maybe you should read it again and b) the contents of this blog do not necessarily represent the opinions of Matador Records, Beggars Group, the combined staff of either company, nor the Matador artist roster. Opinions are like friends — hardly anyone has one worth listening to.

Julien Baker - "A Dreamer's Holiday"





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Today Julien Baker shares her take on the holiday classic “A Dreamer’s Holiday.” The track is out via this year’s Spotify’s Singles: Holiday Collection which includes a wide range of covers and originals, from artists across a myriad of genres.
“I chose ‘Dreamers Holiday’ because I found it incredibly unique as far as holiday songs are concerned. It’s a very understated song- both lyrically and musically; while it’s technically about a ‘holiday’, it doesn’t directly reference any specific holiday theme, it leaves the lyrics a bit more open-ended. It's the same way with the music— the chord structure is complicated but surprisingly timeless to me even though the song itself is over 70 years old. It’s the kind of song whose arrangement can be re-imagined so many times, and I love the feeling of sonic potential a single like that gives me.” - Julien Baker

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Julien Baker - 'Little Oblivions' Coming February 26, 2021 / "Faith Healer" Premiere



"Faith Healer" - directed by Daniel Henry





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Julien Baker will release her third studio album, 'Little Oblivions', on February 26. Today she reveals the first look at the album via “Faith Healer.” She says, “Put most simply, I think that ‘Faith Healer’ is a song about vices, both the obvious and the more insidious ways that they show up in the human experience. I started writing this song 2 years ago and it began as a very literal examination of addiction. For awhile, I only had the first verse, which is just a really candid confrontation of the cognitive dissonance a person who struggles with substance abuse can feel-- the overwhelming evidence that this substance is harming you, and the counterintuitive but very real craving for the relief it provides. When I revisited the song I started thinking about the parallels between the escapism of substance abuse and the other various means of escapism that had occupied a similar, if less easily identifiable, space in my psyche."

“There are so many channels and behaviors that we use to placate discomfort unhealthily which exist outside the formal definition of addiction. I (and so many other people) are willing to believe whomever-- a political pundit, a preacher, a drug dealer, an energy healer-- when they promise healing, and how that willingness, however genuine, might actually impede healing.”

“Faith Healer” introduces the exhilarating, widescreen musical palette and infectious spirit of risk-taking found on Little Oblivions, a transformative sonic shift from Baker’s more spare and intimate previous work. Engineered by Calvin Lauber and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Florence & the Machine, Arcade Fire), both of whom worked with Baker on 2017’s 'Turn Out the Lights', the album was recorded in Baker’s hometown of Memphis between December 2019 and January 2020. Baker’s tactile guitar and piano playing are enriched with newfound textures encompassing bass, drums, synthesizers, banjo and mandolin, with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker. The album weaves unflinching autobiography with assimilated experience and often hard-won observations from the past few years, taking Baker’s capacity for starkly galvanizing storytelling to breathtaking new heights.
If you are lucky enough to have a future where the present anxieties of distance become romantic memories, I hope there are people who turn this album over in their hands years from now and remember the world it tumbled into. A world that, in whatever future moment exists, will likely be defined by the work people undertook and the fights people continued to show up for. But it will also be a world defined by how many of us exist on the other side of distance.

In the moment, here is a new Julien Baker album that arrives as a world comes to newly understand its relationship with touch, with distance. At the time of this writing, I shouldn’t want to run into the arms of anyone I love and miss, and yet I do. In an era of hands pressed on the glass of windows, or screen doors. An era of hands reaching back. An era where touch became an illusion. If we have been unlucky enough, our own lifetimes have prepared us for the ever-growing tapestry of aches.

To wrestle with the interior of one’s self has become a side effect of the times, and will remain a side-effect of whatever times emerge from these. The first time I ever heard Julien Baker, I wanted to know how an artist could survive such relentless and rigorous self-examination. I have been lonely, I have been alone, and I have been isolated. There are musicians who know the nuances between the three. What whispers in through the cracks of a person’s time alone. Julien Baker is one of those artists. A writer who examines their own mess, not in a search for answers, but sometimes just for a way out. A lighthouse to some newer, bigger mess.

It is hard to put into words what this feels like. Little Oblivions is an album that steps into that feeling and expands it. Sonically, from the opening swells of sound on “Hardline” rattling the chest, loving but persistent jabs to the way “Relative Fiction” spills into “Crying Wolf,” which feels like speeding down a warm highway that quickly turns into a sparse landscape, drowning in a hard rain. Lyrically, too, of course. There are writers who might attempt to bang at the doors of their listeners, shouting their particular anguish of the hour. And there are undoubtedly times when I have needed that to get from one sunrise to the next. But there are also writers who show up assuming anyone listening already knows what it is to crawl themselves back from one heartbreak, or to shout into an enduring darkness and hear only an echo. Little Oblivions is an album that details the crawling, details the shouting. An album that doesn’t offer repair, or forgiveness. Sometimes, though, a chance to revel in the life that is never guaranteed. Yes, the life that grows and grows and is never promised. How lucky to still be living, even in our own mess.

The grand project of Julien Baker, as I have always projected it onto myself, is the central question of what someone does with the many calamities of a life they didn’t ask for, but want to make the most out of. I have long been done with the idea of hope in such a brutal and unforgiving world, but I’d like to think that this music drags me closer to the old idea I once clung to. But these are songs of survival, and songs of reimagining a better self, and what is that if not hope? Hope that on the other side of our wreckage – self-fashioned or otherwise – there might be a door. And through the opening of that door, a tree spilling its shade over something we love. A bench and upon it, a jacket that once belonged to someone we’d buried. Birds who ask us to be an audience to their singing. A small and generous corner of the earth that has not yet burned down or disappeared. I can be convinced of this kind of hope, even as I fight against it. To hear someone wrestling with and still thankful for the circumstances of a life that might reveal some brilliance if any of us just stick around long enough.

Julien, how good it is to hear you again. And now, in all of our anguish and all of our glory. I miss the way the outside world reflected myself back to me. Now, I make mirrors out of the walls. I am so thankful for a better noise than the howling of my own shadows. Julien, you have done it again. You expert magician. You mirror-maker. Thank you for letting us once again watch you maneuver through all of your pleasant and unpleasant self-renderings. If there is a future, there will be people in it who might not remember how this album came at a time when so many hungered for a chance to put themselves back together. When the imagination of a person, a city, a country, was expanding. When, despite all of that, in the quiet moments, there were people who still wanted to be held by someone they maybe couldn’t touch. Thank you, Julien, for this comfort. This glass box through which a person might better be able to see a use for their own grief. This kingdom of small shards of sunlight, stumbling their way in to disrupt the darkness.

— Hanif Abdurraqib

Tracklist :
01. Hardline
02. Heatwave
03. Faith Healer
04. Relative Fiction
05. Crying Wolf
06. Bloodshot
07. Ringside
08. Favor
09. Song in E
10. Repeat
11. Highlight Reel
12. Ziptie

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boygenius : demos EP (Bandcamp) (24 Hours Only)



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On Friday, July 3 boygenius -- Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – will make three demos from their 2018 EP available digitally exclusively through Bandcamp.

The music will remain online for one day only, coinciding with the site’s 24-hour waiver of its revenue share.
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Proceeds will be split between three charities, each member having selected an organization local to them :

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus.

OUTMemphis, Downtown Women’s Center, and Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Richmond.

The demos are voice memo recordings of the songs “Bite the Hand,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Stay Down” that were taped in rehearsal on June 5th, 2018 the day before the group would enter the studio to record its eponymous EP.

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boygenius demos
1. Bite The Hand (June 5, 2018 demo)
2. Me & My Dog (June 5, 2018 demo)
3. Stay Down (June 5, 2018 demo)

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Julien Baker / Lucy Dacus - Austin City Limits live stream, Tuesday July 30


Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker's respective debut appearances for PBS' "Austin City Limits" will be live streamed next Tuesday night at 9pm eastern / 8pm central time.  Tune in here.

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stream / download Lucy Dacus' "Forever Half Mast"

Julien Baker on tour :

Wednesday, July 31, Paramount Theatre, Austin TX (with Lucy Dacus)
Wednesday, August 7 Oya Festival, Oslo NO
August 8-10, Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern DE
August 8-10 Stay Out West 2019, Gothenburg SE
Monday, August 12 Lwl Museum Für Kunst Und Kultur, Münster DE
Tuesday, August 13 Congés Annulés, Luxembourg
Thursday, August 15 Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura PT

Lucy Dacus on tour :

Wednesday, July 31, Paramount Theatre, Austin TX (with Julien Baker)
Thursday, September 5 Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh NC
Saturday, September 7 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY * (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, September 8 Central Park Summerstage, New York NY *
Tuesday, September 10 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA ##
Wednesday, September 11 Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT ##
Thursday, September 12 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH ##
Saturday, September 14 Grand Point North Festival, Burlington, VT
Sunday, September 15 Ottawa Cityfolk Festival, Ottawa, ONT
Monday, September 16 L’Astral, Montreal , QC ##
Tuesday, September 17 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ONT ##
Thursday, September 19 El Club, Detroit, MI ##
Friday, September 20 Mr Small’s, Pittsburgh, PA ##
Saturday, September 21 Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Bristol, TN
Wednesday, October 9 Headliner’s, Louisville, KY !
Thursday, October 10 Park West, Chicago, IL !
Friday, October 11 Majestic, Madison, WI !
Saturday, October 12 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN !
Monday, October 14 Slowdown, Omaha, NE !
Wednesday, October 16 The Rialto , Bozeman, MT !
Thursday October 17 Top Hat Lounge, Missoula, MT !
Friday October 18 The Olympic, Boise, ID !
Saturday October 19 The Bartlett, Spokane, WA !
Monday October 21 Hollywood Theatre, Vancouver, BC !
Tuesday October 22 Neumo’s, Seattle, WA !
Wednesday October 23 Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR !
Friday October 25 August Hall, San Francisco, CA !
Saturday October 26 Teregram Theater, Los Angeles, CA !
Monday October 28 Belly Up<, San Diego, CA !
Tuesday October 29 Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ !
Friday, November 1 Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO !
Monday, November 4 Delmar Hall, St Louis, MO !
Tuesday, November 5 Woodward Theatre, Cincinnati, OH !
Wednesday, November 6 Covenant Fine Arts Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Sunday, November 17 Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City MX
* w/ Mitski
## w/ Quinn Christopherson
! w/ Liza Anne
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Julien Baker - "Red Door" b/w "Conversation Piece" Now Available Digitally



Previously only available as a Record Store Day exclusive 7", Julien Baker's first new solo recordings in two years, "Red Door" and "Conversation Piece" can now be heard on all streaming services.

A fan-favorite during live shows, “Red Door” is a lush and atmospheric track driven by Baker’s complex fingerpicking and a hint of slide guitar, her voice soaring as she pleads “set me on fire in the middle of the street / bend my knees, paint the concrete / the color of my bloody knuckles / pulling splinters form the chapel door.” A previously unreleased cut begun during the Turn Out the Lights sessions, “Conversation Piece” is a meditation on loneliness, backed by delicate percussion and chiming guitars.

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Julien Baker on tour :

June 19-June 23, Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary AB
Saturday, June 29 American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 4 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, July 5 Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt DE (sold out)
Sunday, July 7 Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux CH  (with Bon Iver)
Wednesday, July 31, Paramount Theatre, Austin TX (with Lucy Dacus)
Wednesday, August 7 Oya Festival, Oslo NO
August 8-10, Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern DE
August 8-10 Stay Out West 2019, Gothenburg SE
Monday, August 12 Lwl Museum Für Kunst Und Kultur, Münster DE
Tuesday, August 13 Congés Annulés, Luxembourg
Thursday, August 15 Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura PT

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Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus - Austin City Limits TV Taping, Tuesday July 30





Austin City Limits is thrilled to welcome two remarkable artists under the age of 25-years-old.  Lauded singer/songwriter phenoms Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus join us for the first time on July 30 for a taping highlight—a one-of-a-kind co-headline evening with these two accomplished solo artists.

Memphis native Julien Baker’s chilling solo debut, 'Sprained Ankle', was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. The album, recorded by a then 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days, was a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centered entirely around Baker’s voice, guitar, and unblinking honesty. Sprained Ankle appeared on year-end lists everywhere from NPR Music to The AV Club to New York Magazine’s Vulture. With 2017’s 'Turn Out The Lights', Baker claimed a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — Turn Out The Lights throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs. The album explores how people live and come to terms with their internal conflict, and the alternately shattering and redemptive ways these struggles play out in relationships. “Turn Out The Lights is beautifully crafted throughout,” noted Spin, “full of the kinds of songs that linger long after they’ve ended.” Under the Radar declared, “Baker is writing faultless songs that will always have a home in our hearts because finding comfort in even the saddest moments means we're still feeling. And if we're feeling, there's hope for us yet.”



2018 was a milestone year for Richmond, VA’s Lucy Dacus.  Her widely celebrated sophomore record, Historian, was met by a cavalcade of critical elation, with NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NBC News, Slate, The Atlantic, Billboard, Paste, Stereogum, and more choosing it as one of the year’s best albums. Dacus' remarkable sense of melody and composition are the driving force throughout, giving Historian the immersive feel of an album made by an artist in full command of her powers. "This is the album I needed to make," says Dacus, who views 'Historian' as her definitive statement as a songwriter and musician. "Everything after this is a bonus." She played revelatory sold-out shows at clubs and festivals alike, along with multiple high profile television appearances.  A glance at her worldwide touring schedule in 2019 shows little sign that Dacus is slowing down, and in fact, she will release a series of songs titled 2019 to celebrate.  Recorded in here-and-there studio spurts over the last two years, 2019 will be released later this year as a physical EP on Matador Records, and will be made up of originals and cover songs tied to specific holidays, each of which will drop around their respective date: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and Taurus season!), Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s.

Want to be part of the audience?  We will post information on how to get free passes a week before the taping. Follow Austin City Limits on Facebook and Twitter for notice of postings. The broadcast episode will air on PBS later this year as part of ACL’s upcoming milestone Season 45.


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May 29-June 2 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
May 31-June 2 Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek NE
Sunday, June 2 All Points East, London UK
June 19-June 23, Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary AB
Saturday, June 29 American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 4 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, July 5 Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt DE
Wednesday, August 7 Oya Festival, Oslo NO
August 8-10, Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern DE
Monday, August 12 Lwl Museum Für Kunst Und Kultur, Münster DE
Thursday, August 15 Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura PT

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Wednesday, April 24th WFPK's Waterfront Wednesdays, Louisville KY (Free Show)
Saturday, May 4th Visulite Theater, Charlotte NC +
Sunday, May 5th Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta GA
Monday, May 6th The Social, Orlando FL +
Tuesday, May 7th The Crowbar, Tampa FL +
Thursday, May 9th One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans LA +
Saturday, May 11th Songbirds North, Chattanooga TN +
Sunday, May 12th The Grey Eagle, Asheville NC +
Friday, May 24 Den Atelier Hollerich, Luxembourg ^
Saturday, May 25 Badehaus, Berlin DE
Monday, May 27 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden DE ^
Tuesday, May 28 Backstage Werk, Munich DE ^
Wednesday, May 29 Alcatraz, Milan IT ^
Friday, May 31 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
Saturday, June 1 Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek NL
Tuesday, June 4 Boule Noire, Paris FR
Wednesday, June 5 EartH, London UK
Thursday, June 6 Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds UK
Saturday, June 8 Optimus Primavera Sound, Porto PT
Monday, June 10 Bodega, Nottingham UK
Tuesday, June 11 Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh UK
Wednesday, June 12 YES, Manchester UK
Friday, June 14 Mablisfestivalen, Stavanger NO
Saturday, June 15 STHLM Americana, Stockholm SE
Sunday, June 16 Oceanen, Gothenburg SE
Monday, June 17 Plan B, Malmo SE
Wednesday, June 19 De Kreun VZW, Kortrijk BE
Friday, June 28 Friday Cheers at Brown's Island, Richmond VA
June 29-July 6 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK

+ w/ Mothers


^ w/ Jawbreaker

boygenius - Live on KEXP



Late last year during their North American tour together, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus (boygenius) performed in-studio at KEXP. That session is available today, showcasing three tracks from their s/t EP as well as a cover of "Cowboy Take Me Away" by The Dixie Chicks.

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Full Performance


"Souvenir"


"Me & My Dog"


"Ketchum, ID"


"Cowboy Take Me Away"


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Julien Baker - "Red Door" b/w "Conversation Piece" Record Store Day 7"



Julien Baker has announced her participation in Record Store Day 2019: "Red Door" b/w "Conversation Piece" will be released as a 7" in a red vinyl edition limited to 4,000, available at your local independent record store on Saturday, April 13th. Find the closest participating record store here.

Both tracks found on this 7" are previously unreleased. "Red Door" has only been heard in live performances, and "Conversation Piece" began recording during the Turn Out the Lights sessions.

Julien Baker will perform as part of "A Celebration of International Women's Day" at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC next Friday, March 8th.

Julien Baker on Tour
Friday, March 8 John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington D.C.
Saturday, April 13 Decatur Amplified 2019, Decatur GA
May 29-June 2 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona ES
May 31-June 2 Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek NE
Sunday, June 2 All Points East, London UK
June 19-June 23, Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary AB
Saturday, June 29 American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Milwaukee WI
Thursday, July 4 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde DK
Friday, July 5 Oetinger Villa, Darmstadt DE
Wednesday, August 7 Oya Festival, Oslo NO
August 8-10, Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern DE
Monday, August 12 Lwl Museum Für Kunst Und Kultur, Münster DE
Thursday, August 15 Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Paredes de Coura PT

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Great Music For Terrible Times : 25% Off Holiday Sale


Dear Citizens of Earth,

As we reach the end of 2018, it would not be an exaggeration to say we’re in the midst of many difficult moments in human history.  The icecaps are melting.   America is on the brink of a constitutional crisis.  You can’t walk 15 feet in any major metropolis without breaking your neck on a discarded scooter.  Your personal data (including everything we collect in this campaign) is being used for nefarious means. Nearly 15% of the public believes we actually told someone to “sound more like Adele.”  Nearly $40 million was spent to produce “The Hurricane Heist”

All of that said, there is still beauty, mystery, and grandeur in what’s left of the fine arts.  And when you’re done with the fine arts, there’s Matador's incredible array of 2018 titles from Belle and Sebastian, Body/Head, boygenius, Car Seat Headrest, Lucy Dacus, Iceage, Interpol, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Liz Phair, Snail Mail, Kurt Vile and Yo La Tengo.  Will these records help you sort out a world gone mad? hey, they’re great, but not THAT GREAT.  Almost certainly, and that’s why your friends at Matador —a label as magnanimous as it is humble — are offering an unprecedented 25% OFF when you use the code, “terribletimes” thru December 13. Orders of $40.00 and above receive a free tote bag and take it from me, a tote bag skeptic, you’re way less likely to drop shit all over the sidewalk when you have a stylish bag.



(moon art : James McNew)

MATADOR HOLIDAY SALE : 25% w/ code "terribletimes"

boygenius - Tiny Desk Concert



Earlier today, NPR Music premiered boygenius' first Tiny Desk concert. The trio of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus continue their North American tour tonight in Madison, WI.



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Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN (SOLD OUT)
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

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OUT NOW: boygenius s/t EP


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After surprising fans with the digital release of their EP a week ahead of their highly anticipated North American dates, boygenius' self-titled six-song EP is officially available for purchase online and at your local independent record retailer.

boygenius have now embarked on that tour, this week performing on Late Night with Seth Meyers and selling out both nights at Brooklyn Steel. Purchase/stream the EP here, and see Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus' dates together below.



Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus On Tour Now
Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

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Julien Baker announces Australian tour w/ Gordi supporting



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Julien Baker returns to the Australian live music circuit for a third time, announcing a six date run of shows for February 2019.

Julien will be joined by Australian folk & electronic artist Gordi on this trip, with a special show in Gordi's hometown of Canowindra, New South Wales, planned for February 17th



Tickets go on general sale on November 12th at 09:00 AEDT. Links available below:

Sunday, February 17 Moorbel Hall, Canowindra, NSW
Tuesday, February 19 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, February 21 Perth International Arts Festvial, Perth, WA
Saturday, Februry 23 The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Sunday, February 24 The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday, February 26 The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC

Other tour dates

Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA
Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

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boygenius - "Me & My Dog" - From "Late Night WIth Seth Meyers"



On Monday night,Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius made their collaborative network TV debut performing "Me & My Dog" on NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers". The trio's tour continues tonight and tomorrow with sold out shows at Brooklyn Steel.

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Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus tour dates :

November 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November 7 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA
Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

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boygenius -s/t : Digital Version Out Today, Tour Exclusive Splatter Vinyl Edition



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boygenius - the eagerly awaited collaboration EP from Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus -- is available today from all popular (and some semi-popular) digital providers. While the 12" vinyl edition hits stores on November 9, there's an exclusive tour edition pictured below that can be purchased at one of the upcoming dates (several of which are sold out, so make your move)





boygenius will be appearing on NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers", Monday, November 5th at 12:35 eastern time.

Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Sunday, November 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN
Tuesday, November 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, November 7 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA
Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

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Coming November 9 : boygenius






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The rumors are true: boygenius, the band of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus will release their self-titled EP debut on November 9th on Matador. The illustrious trio is comprised of the most exciting and visionary young songwriters in independent rock, whose critically acclaimed albums were all released in the past year ('Turn Out The Lights', 'Stranger In The Alps', and 'Historian', respectively). To celebrate today’s announcement, boygenius has released a captivating triumvirate of new songs titled “Stay Down,” “Me & My Dog,” and “Bite The Hand,” which can be heard HERE.

Baker and Bridgers will hit the road in North America this fall for a co-headline tour, with Dacus opening. Each artist will play her own individual set of tunes, but fans just might be able to hear some boygenius songs along the way – though that’s another rumor we can’t yet confirm. The tour kicks off at Nashville’s  Ryman Auditorium on November 4th, and hits major markets in the Northeast, Midwest, and West Coast, culminating at The Wiltern in LA on November 30. The full list of tour dates, as well as each individual artist’s itinerary, can be found below.

(stream / preorder 'boygenius')





Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Sunday, November 4 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN
Tuesday, November 6 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Wednesday, November 7 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
Thursday, November 8 Orpheum Theatre, Boston MA



Saturday, November 10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON
Sunday, November 11 Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI
Monday, November 12 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Tuesday, November 13 Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Thursday, November 15 The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Friday, November 16 The Sylvee, Madison WI
Saturday, November 17 First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Monday, November 19 Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Tuesday, November 20 The Depot, Salt Lake City UT
Friday, November 23 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC
Saturday, November 24 The Moore Theatre, Seattle WA
Sunday, November 25 Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR
Monday, November 26 Fox Theater, Oakland CA
Thursday, November 29 The Observatory North Park, San Diego CA
Friday, November 30 The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA

Julien Baker Tour Dates :

Wednesday, August 29th - C/O Pop - Cologne, DE
Saturday, September 1st - End of The Road Festival - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
Monday, September 3rd - Botanique - Brussels, BE
Tuesday, September 4th - Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
Wednesday, September 5th - Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, DE
Friday, September 7th - Hotel Cecil - Copenhagen, DK
Saturday, September 8th - Perfect Sounds Forever - Bergen, NO
Monday, September 10th - Kagelbanan - Stockholm, SE
Thursday, September 13th - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
Friday, September 14th - NOD - Prague, CZ
Saturday, September 15th - Flex Café - Vienna, AT
Sunday, September 16th - Ampere - Munich, DE
Tuesday, September 18th - Ohibo - Milan, IT
Thursday, September 20th - Bad Bonn - Dudingen, CH
Saturday, September 22nd - La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Dates:

Tuesday, August 21 Scala, London UK
Thursday, September 20 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA #
Friday, September 21 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA #
Saturday, September 22 Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara CA  #
Thursday, September 27 The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA #
Friday, September 28 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD #
Saturday, September 29 Forest Hills Stadium, Forest Hills NY #
Wednesday, October 3 The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ *
Thursday, October 4 Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA *
Friday, October 5 Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz CA *
Sunday, October 7 Gundlach Bundschu Winery Sonoma CA *

# with The National
* with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band


Lucy Dacus tour dates :

Tuesday, August 21 The Boileroom, Guilford UKThursday, August 23 Bad Bonn Festival, Dudingen CH
Saturday, August 25 Recession at Radar, Aarhus DK
Sunday, August 26 Plan B, Malmo SE
Monday, August 27 Open Oya Festival, Oslo NO
Tuesday, August 28 Perfect Sounds Forever Festival, Bergen NO
Friday, August 31, End of the Road Festival, Salisbury UK
Sunday, September 2 Electric Picnic Festival, Dublin IE
Friday, September 14 Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville VA
Saturday September 29, OutessaFest, Upper Marlboro MD
Monday, October 22 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich UK
Tuesday, October 23 Thekla, Bristol UK
Thursday, October 25 The Cookie, Leicester UK
Friday, October 26 Mono, Glasgow UK
Saturday, October 27 Now Wave, Manchester UK
Monday, October 29 The Haunt, Brighton UK
Wednesday, October 31 Islington Assembly Hall, London UK *Julien Baker online :Facebook
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Julien Baker - Live on KEXP + Pitchfork Music Festival Live Stream



Julien Baker is currently touring throughout North America in support of her recent release Turn Out The Lights. In May she performed four tracks from the album at the KEXP studios, which are online today. Julien performs today at Pitchfork Music Festival at 5:15pm CST. Her set (as well as Lucy Dacus's at 2:30pm CST) will be live-streaming from Pitchfork's YouTube Page. 

Buy/Stream Turn Out The Lights HERE

"Turn Out The Lights":


"Appointments":


"Sour Breath":


"Hurt Less":


Upcoming Tour Dates
Friday, July 20 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL &
Saturday, July 21 Surly Brewing Festival Field, Minneapolis MN &
Tuesday, July 24 The Anthem, Washington DC *
Wednesday, July 25 Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn NY *
Thursday, July 26 State Theatre, Portland ME *
Wednesday, August 1 Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth ME
Friday, August 3 Osheaga Festival, Montreal QC
Saturday, August 4 Garrison Common, Toronto ON
Saturday, August 25 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ
Wednesday, August 29 C/O Pop Cologne DE
Saturday, September 1 End of The Road Festival Larmer Tree Gardens UK
Monday, September 3 Botanique Brussels BE
Tuesday, September 4 Paradiso Amsterdam NL
Wednesday, September 5 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg DE
Friday, September 7 Hotel Cecil Copenhagen DK
Saturday, September 8 Perfect Sounds Forever Bergen NO
Monday, September 10 Kagelbanan Stockholm SE
Thursday, September 13 UT Connewitz Leipzig DE
Friday, September 14 NOD Prague CZ
Saturday, September 15 Flex Café Vienna AT
Sunday, September 16 Ampere Munich DE
Tuesday, September 18 Ohibo Milan IT
Thursday, September 20 Bad Bonn Dudingen CH
Saturday, September 22 La Maroquinerie Paris FR
Monday, September 24 Manchester Gorilla, Manchester UK
Tuesday, September 25 St. Luke's, Glasgow UK
Thursday, September 27 Vicar Street, Dublin IE
Saturday, September 29 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London UK

& w/ Lucy Dacus, Courtney Barnett
* w/ Courtney Barnett, Vagabon

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Julien Baker announces new September EU dates



Julien Baker by Nolan Knight

Julien Baker works hard, despite currently being on the road with label mates Belle & Sebastian for the UK stretch of the Glaswegian troupe's tour, she's just this morning announced plans for a stint of European shows this coming September.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16th at 09:00 GMT

Julien recently released a collaborative cover of a Pedro The Lion track, recorded with Manchester Orchestra, continuing her streak for engaging in thoughtful song-craft that we last got a glimpse of on last year's 'Turn Out The Lights'



Wednesday, August 29th - C/O Pop - Cologne, DE
Saturday, September 1st - End of The Road Festival - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
Monday, September 3rd - Botanique - Brussels, BE
Tuesday, September 4th - Paradiso - Amsterdam, NL
Wednesday, September 5th - Elbphilharmonie - Hamburg, DE
Friday, September 7th - Hotel Cecil - Copenhagen, DK
Saturday, September 8th - Perfect Sounds Forever - Bergen, NO
Monday, September 10th - Kagelbanan - Stockholm, SE
Thursday, September 13th - UT Connewitz - Leipzig, DE
Friday, September 14th - NOD - Prague, CZ
Saturday, September 15th - Flex Café - Vienna, AT
Sunday, September 16th - Ampere - Munich, DE
Tuesday, September 18th - Ohibo - Milan, IT
Thursday, September 20th - Bad Bonn - Dudingen, CH
Saturday, September 22nd - La Maroquinerie - Paris, FR

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VIDEO: Julien Baker - Tiny Desk Concert + New U.S. Tour Dates



Julien Baker first performed at NPR's Tiny Desk Concert in early 2016, several months after the release of her debut album Sprained Ankle. Today she becomes one of the few artists to perform at Tiny Desk for a second time. Joined by her touring violinist Camille Faulkner, Baker performed three tracks from her sophomore LP Turn Out The Lights, "Appointments," "Hurt Less," and "Even." This session comes on the heels of Julien's late night debut, performing "Turn Out The Lights" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.



Baker has also announced her first U.S. tour dates of 2018 today, through the Midwest and Northeast this spring after traveling to Europe in March with Belle & Sebastian. Tickets for the new dates are on sale this Friday, January 12th at 10am EST.

TOUR DATES (New dates in bold)

Friday, January 26 WWW Tokyo JP
Sunday, January 28 Conpass Osaka JP
Tuesday, March 6 Truro Hall Cornwall UK %
Thursday, March 8 Millenium Centre Cardiff UK %
Friday, March 9 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth UK %
Saturday, March 10 Nottingham Rock City Nottingham UK %
Monday, March 12 Manchester Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK %
Tuesday, March 13 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge UK %
Thursday, March 15 Brighton Dome Brighton UK %
Friday, March 16 London Troxy London UK %
Saturday, March 17 London Troxy London UK %
Monday, March 19 Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool UK %
Tuesday, March 20 York Opera House York UK %
Thursday, March 22 Gateshead Sage Gateshead UK %
Friday, March 23 Concert Hall Perth UK %
Saturday, March 24 Usher Hall Edinburgh UK %
Monday, March 26 Vicar St Dublin IE %
Tuesday, March 27 Vicar St Dublin IE %
Thursday, April 5 The Blue Note Columbia MO #
Friday, April 6 Granada Theater Lawrence KS #
Saturday, April 7 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City IA
Monday, April 9 Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee WI #
Tuesday, April 10 El Club Detroit MI #
Wednesday, April 11 Covenant Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids MI #
Friday, April 13 Hangar Theater Ithaca NY #
Saturday, April 14 ArtsRiot Burlington VT #
Sunday, April 15 Columbus Theatre Providence RI #
Monday, April 16 Academy Of Music Theater Northampton MA #
Tuesday, April 17 White Eagle Hall Jersey City NJ #
Thursday, April 19 Chameleon Club Lancaster PA #
Friday, April 20 The Warhol at Carnegie Lecture Hall Pittsburgh PA #
Saturday, April 21 The Burl Lexington KY #
April 28-29 The National Homecoming Festival Cincinnati OH
May 25-27 Boston Calling, Harvard Athletic Complex, Cambridge, MA


% w/ Belle & Sebastian
# support from Tancred

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VIDEO : Julien Baker - "Turn Out The Lights", From "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"





Last night (Wednesday, January 3), Julien Baker made her late night television debut on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert", performing "Turn Out The Lights" from her wildly acclaimed 2nd album of the same name. Having previously risen to the challenge of early morning TV, we look forward to highlighting Julien's afternoon small-screen debut later in the year.

on tour :

Friday, January 26 WWW Tokyo JP
Sunday, January 28 Conpass Osaka JP
Tuesday, March 6 Truro Hall Cornwall UK
Thursday, March 8 – Millenium Centre Cardiff UK
Friday, March 9 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth UK
Saturday, March 10 Nottingham Rock City Nottingham UL
Monday, March 12 Manchester Bridgewater Hall Manchester UK
Tuesday, March 13 Cambridge Corn Exchange Cambridge UK
Thursday, March 15 Brighton Dome Brighton UK
Friday, March 16 London Troxy London UK
Saturday, March 17 London Troxy London UK
Monday, March 19 Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool UK
Tuesday, March 20 York Opera House York UK
Thursday, March 22 Gateshead Sage Gateshead UK
Friday, March 23 Concert Hall Perth UK
Saturday, March 24 Usher Hall Edinburgh UK
Monday, March 26 Vicar St Dublin IE
Tuesday, March 27 Vicar St Dublin IE
April 3-8 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City IA
May 25-27, Boston Calling, Harvard Athletic Complex, Cambridge, MA

(March 6-27 with Belle and Sebastian)

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VIDEO : Julien Baker - Live on CBS This Morning

Last Saturday, the morning after headlining at a sold-out Town Hall, Julien Baker's performance on "CBS This Morning" was broadcast across the country. Baker performed three tracks from her new LP Turn Out The Lights, "Appointments", "Turn Out The Lights" and "Televangelist".







Julien Baker ends the North American leg of her tour tonight in Brooklyn at Rough Trade, where she will perform several songs and answer questions from fans. Next week Julien begins her UK/EU tour, then returns to the states at the end of November for dates with David Bazan and Half Waif.



TOUR DATES
Monday, October 30, Rough Trade NY, Brooklyn NY
Friday, November 03 Crossing Border Festival The Hague NL
Saturday, November 04 Ekko Utrecht NL
Monday, November 06 The Lantern Bristol UK
Tuesday, November 07 Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK
Wednesday, November 08 CCA Glasgow UK
Thursday, November 09 Whelans Dublin IE
Friday, November 10 Union Chapel London UK (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, November 12 Autumn Falls Brussels BE
Monday, November 13 Les Etoiles Paris FR
Tuesday, November 14 Heimathafen Neukolln Berlin DE
Wednesday, November 15 Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg DE
Thursday, November 16 New Fall Festival Düsseldorf DE
Friday, November 17 El Sol Madrid ES
Saturday, November 18 Theatro Circo Braga PT
Sunday, November 19 La De Apolo Barcelona ES
Wednesday, November 29 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN *
Thursday, November 30 Marathon Music Works Nashville TN *
Friday, December 01 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall Memphis TN *
Saturday, December 02 Delmar Hall St. Louis MO +
Monday, December 04 Fox Theatre Boulder CO +
Wednesday, December 06 Top Hat Missoula MT +
Thursday, December 07 The Bartlett Spokane WA +
Friday, December 08 Neptune Theatre Seattle WA +
Saturday, December 09 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver BC +
Sunday, December 10 Aladdin Theater Portland OR +
Tuesday, December 12 The Fillmore San Francisco CA +
Thursday, December 14 Palace Theatre Los Angeles CA +
Friday, December 15 The Irenic San Diego CA +
Saturday, December 16 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix AZ +
Monday, December 18 Emo’s Austin TX +
Tuesday, December 19 The Heights Theater Houston TX +
Wednesday, December 20 The Kessler Theater Dallas TX +

+ Half Waif supports
* David Bazan supports

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