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U.S. Girls - 'Heavy Light' by U.S. Girls Out Now
U.S. Girls : 'Heavy Light' by U.S. Girls Out Now
6th March 2020

Heavy Light, the seventh album by U.S. Girls, is out today.

+ You can buy on exclusive marbled vinyl via 4AD Store here +
+ You can buy and listen on all platforms here +

“Masterful.” - Q ****
“Glassy, danceable pop songs that smolder with radical undercurrents”
– The New Yorker
“Restless evolution has been the only constant in Remy’s musical universe”
– New York Times
“One of the U.S’s most brilliant, magnetic performers.” The Guardian
“It’s a burst of collective humanity, a coming together of body and voice that takes the lush rhythms of 2018’s In A Poem Unlimited to more spacious heights.”
“The most overly pop-y thing yet issued under the U.S. Girls name.” - Metro ****
“Irresistible Trojan horse of classic pop.” - MOJO ****
“Disco self-care…with stomping dance tracks and lush ballads.”
 - Rolling Stone
“Artfully honest songs.” - Uncut
“A razor-pointed, laser-guided pop record that speaks with fierce intelligence to the times.”
Loud And Quiet
“A rush of indelible non sequiturs – vibraphone solos, ripsaws – gives it all an unexpectedly thrilling buzz.”
Entertainment Weekly

The protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, Heavy Light recounts 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’.

Heavy Light was produced by Remy and 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 was mixed by long-time collaborators Maximilian ‘Twig’ Turnbull, Steve Chahley and Tony Price.

Meg Remy will bring her 8-piece U.S. Girls band on tour throughout 2020.  See tour dates below. 

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]^
23rd - 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

* w/ Bonjay
^ w/ Jack Name
~ w/ Mourning [A] BLKstar