U.S. Girls return in 2016 with a brand new video and news of upcoming tours of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Europe and North America. Her acclaimed album, Half Free, has also just received a prestigious JUNO Awards nomination for Best Alternative Album.
‘Navy & Cream’ is the next track from Half Free to get its own accompanying video. Working with artist and animator Emily Pelstring, whose hand-drawn animations coupled with footage of Meg singing were processed through various sources like VJ software, a video projector, an antique video camera and an analog color-corrector before being mixed with a feedback loop on one channel and the original source material on the other to create screen-glare, echoing trails and softer edges. You can watch the video via the 4AD YouTube channel here, or below. Viewers in Germany can watch the video via Dooloop here.
An undeniable live act, “Meghan Remy’s distinctive voice perfectly links the musical melange of funk, electropop and warped beats, to create a captivating theatrical psychodrama” (The Guardian). Meg will make her debut in both Australasia and S.E. Asia next month (including a show at the Sydney Opera House with Sleater-Kinney) before heading to Europe for a run of dates in late-March / early-April, then back to her native North America for a further run of shows. Also announced are three European festival shows this Summer - Primavera Sound in Barcelona, NOS Primavera Sound in Porto and End of the Road Festival in the UK. All dates can be found below the tour poster, along with relevant ticket links.
You can stream the record here.
5th - Divine Times (w/ The Jesus & Mary Chain, Seekae. Alvvays, Jonathan Boulet), Sydney, Australia
6th - Sydney Opera House (w/ Sleater Kinney), Sydney, Australia
7th - Whammy Bar, Auckland, New Zealand
9th - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, Australia
11th - The Croxton, Melbourne, Australia
12th - Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, Australia
14th - The Tote, Melbourne, Australia
18th - Shibuya-O-Nest, Tokyo, Japan
19th - Veloso, Seoul, Korea
29th - Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France [Tickets]
30th - Divan Du Monde, Paris, France [Tickets]
31st - Le Poudriere, Belfort, France [Tickets]
1st - Cooperative du Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France [Tickets]
2nd - Les Trinitaires, Metz, France [Tickets]
3rd - Trix Vzw, Antwerp, Belgium [Tickets]
5th - Oslo, London, UK [Tickets]
6th - Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield, UK
7th - Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK [Tickets]
5th - Bar 'Le Ritz' PDB, Montreal QC, Canada
7th - Kazoo Festival, Guelph ON, Canada
12th - Mercury Lounge, New York NY, US
13th - Baby's All Right, Brooklyn NY, US
14th - Half Moon, Hudson NY, US
20th - Vera Project, Seattle WA, US
22nd - Lucky Bar, Victoria BC, Canada
24th - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, US
27th - The Satellite, Los Angeles CA, US
2nd - End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree, UK [Tickets]