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U.S. Girls - Announces Headline 2018 North American Tour + SXSW
U.S. Girls : Announces Headline 2018 North American Tour + SXSW
7th December 2017

U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will hit the road in March as an 8-piece for the first time.  The group will perform in support of the forthcoming album In a Poem Unlimited, out February 16 on 4AD.  The new lineup was praised by BrooklynVegan as “awesome” following a recent sold out Mercury Lounge show and includes members of the Toronto-based instrumental collective, The Cosmic Range, who also play on the album.  This headlining tour follows previous tours in support of artists including Iggy Pop to Peaches to Beth Ditto.  TBA shows at SXSW to come.  Confirmed tour dates below.

6th - Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
8th - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
11th - Sister Bar, Albuquerque, NM
12th - TBA Details, SXSW, Austin, TX
21st - Larimer Lounger, Denver, CO
22nd - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
23rd - Treefort Music Fest, Boise, ID
24th - Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
25th - Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Canada
27th - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
28th - The Miniplex, Arcata, CA
29th - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA

12th - Great Scott, Allston, MA
13th - Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
14th - Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
15th - Union Stage, Washington, DC
16th - Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
17th - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
18th - Marble Bar, Detroit, MI

In A Poem Unlimited is released on vinyl, CD and on all digital platforms on 16th February 2018.
With artwork designed by Robert Beatty, the album is available to pre-order from 4AD here.  
Pre-order the album on all other platforms here.


U.S. Girls has released two singles from the new album.  'Mad As Hell' is a clarion call for pacifism while 'Velvet 4 Sale' concerns a female narrator imploring another to buy a gun for protection, impressing that the only way to change men is for women to take up arms—a sentiment Remy personally does not support.  Throughout In a Poem Unlimited are dark meditations reflecting charged atmospheres that directly precede and follow acts of violence, but set to infectious radio-ready disco grooves.  Many of the songs are character studies of women grappling with power; how to gain and exert it spiritually, as well as desperate strategies to mitigate its infliction.  Remy also rallies against the public lies told by political and religious leaders, and more crucially, questions the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive.

“A menacing reclamation of power…among the most gorgeous sounds she’s ever dreamt up” - Stereogum
“Resembles a traditional pop song but with subtle, unsettling touches” - Pitchfork
“A powerful feminist revenge fantasy” - Brooklyn Vegan