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U.S. Girls - New U.S. Girls Album 'Heavy Light' In March, 'Overtime' Out Now, New Tour Dates
U.S. Girls : New U.S. Girls Album 'Heavy Light' In March, 'Overtime' Out Now, New Tour Dates
13th January 2020

The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6th March entitled Heavy Light.

While Remy has been widely acclaimed for a panoply of closely observed character studies, on Heavy Light she turns inward, recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face.  The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavour of hindsight, both personal and cultural.  Remy makes this notion formally explicit with the inclusion of three re-worked, previously released songs: ‘Statehouse (It’s A Man’s World)’, ‘Red Ford Radio’, and ‘Overtime’, the latter of which is released today as Heavy Light’s lead single.

Its companion video, which stars Andrea Nann of the Dreamwalker Dance Company, was created by Remy.  You can watch in the player below, and hear the track here.

Heavy Light follows 2018’s internationally critically-acclaimed breakout album In A Poem Unlimited.  Recently named one of the best albums of the decade by Pitchfork, it was lauded by the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Crack and Q Magazine for being Remy’s most accessible record in her then decade-long career.

+ Heavy Light is released on 6th March digitally, on CD, standard black vinyl and limited white/lavender marble vinyl +
You can pre-order via the 4AD Store here +
You can pre-save and pre-order on all platforms here +

US customers who pre-order Heavy Light on any format via 4AD Store will receive a code granting exclusive access to a ticket pre-sale running Wednesday 15th January at 10am local through Friday 17th January at 10am local (when the general on-sale begins).

UK customers can pre-order Heavy Light via 4AD, or sign up via No Purchase Necessary, before 22nd January for early pre-sale access to the U.S. Girls show at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. For further details head here.

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Heavy Light is produced by Remy and was recorded live with 20 session musicians - including E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons - in Montreal’s acclaimed Hotel 2 Tango studio.  Remy worked with co-writers Basia Bulat and Rich Morel to develop the core of Heavy Light, a set of songs conceived as a balance between orchestral percussion (as richly arranged by percussionist Ed Squires) and the human voice (conducted by Kritty Uranowski).  The resulting album finds Remy casting herself as lead voice among a harmonious multitude, the singers of which lend not only their voices, but also share reflections on childhood experiences that are collaged into moving spoken word interludes throughout the album.  The album is mixed by long-time collaborators Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull, Steve Chahley and Tony Price.

Over 14 months touring Poem including performances at Coachella, Oshega, and Gov Ball, U.S. Girls was presented live as an 8-piece band who incinerated stages with an anachronistic blend of politicized disco pop and aggressive, theatrical improvisation.  Today, U.S. Girls announces a 27-date North American Spring tour kicking off in Detroit in April and a headline London show at Queen Elizabeth Hall.  Ahead of the album’s release, the group will perform special underplays in New York City, Toronto and Montreal.  Full list of tour dates below, with more to be announced.

U.S. Girls – Heavy Light
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1. 4 American Dollars
2. Overtime
3. IOU
4. Advice To Teenage Self
5. State House (It’s A Man’s World)
6. Born To Lose
7. And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
8. The Most Hurtful Thing
9. Denise, Don’t Wait
10. Woodstock ‘99
11. The Color Of Your Childhood Bedroom
12. The Quiver To The Bomb
13. Red Ford Radio

February 2020
15th - Paradise Theatre, Toronto ON, Canada **SOLD OUT**
16th - Le Ministère, Montreal QC, Canada [TICKETS]
18th - The Dance, New York NY, US [TICKETS]

4th - MOCAD, Detroit MI, US [TICKETS]
5th - Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
6th - Majestic Theatre, Madison WI, US [TICKETS]
7th - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN, US [TICKETS]
9th - Slowdown front room, Omaha NE, US [TICKETS]
10th - Record Bar, Kansas City MO, US [TICKETS]
12th - Bluebird Theatre, Denver CO, US [TICKETS]
13th - Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City UT, US [TICKETS]
14th - The Olympic, Boise ID, US [TICKETS]
16th - Imperial, Vancouver BC, Canada [TICKETS]
17th - Crocodile, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
18th - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
20th - The Independent, San Francisco CA, US [TICKETS]
21st - The Ritz, San Jose CA, US [TICKETS]
22nd - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles CA, US [TICKETS]
24th - Valley Bar, Phoenix AZ, US [TICKETS]
25th - 191 Toole, Tucson AZ, US [TICKETS]
27th - Antone’s, Austin TX, US [TICKETS]
28th - Club Dada, Dallas TX, US [TICKETS]
29th - Continental Club, Houston TX, US [TICKETS]

1st - The Greenroom at Crosstown Arts, Memphis TX, US [TICKETS]
2nd - Exit/In, Nashville TN, US [TICKETS]
3rd - Grey Eagle, Asheville NC, US [TICKETS]
5th - U Street, Washington DC, US [TICKETS]
6th - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, US [TICKETS]
7th - Sinclair, Boston MA, US [TICKETS]
8th - World Café Live, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
16th - The Great Hall, Toronto ON, Canada [TICKETS

14th - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK