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Monika Heidemann used to be in Xylos and since that group's dissolution has been working on her own music. Now working as HEIDEMANN, her debut EP, titled Orphan, is set to come out on September 2. The record, featuring three originals and a cover of ABBA's "The Visitors," was made with Jim Orso (Holy Ghost!) and Sal Principato (Liquid Liquid) and, as you might expect from those collaborators, has a bit of an '80s NYC electro vibe. The EP's lead cut, "Swords," is a nice balance between modern pop and vintage sounds, with Heidemann's strong vocals pulling it all together. It makes its premiere in this post.
HEIDEMANN just played Radio Bushwick last weekend, and will be on the road with Kishi Bashi for a string of dates this month. No NYC shows on the radar right now but stay tuned. All dates and the new song stream below...
HEIDEMANN - 2014 Tour Dates (w/ Kishi Bashi)
08/17 - Baltimore, MD - 8x10 Club
08/19 - Hamden, CT - The Outer Space
08/20 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
08/21 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
08/22 - Northampton, MA - Pearl St. Clubroom
08/24 - Buffalo, NY - Traif Music Hall
08/25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls