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Black Belt Eagle Scout shares “Run it to Ya” from new LP, playing free NYC show this week

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Katherine Paul releases her new album as Black Belt Eagle ScoutAt the Party with My Brown Friends, this week, and she’s shared the final pre-release single: a gorgeous, hazy bit of dreampop titled “Run it to Ya.” The video for the song, directed by Evan James Benally Atwood, has BBES playing a queer indigenous prom. “It felt natural for the ‘Run It to Ya’ music video to star queer indigenous womxn and show their love story unfold,” says Paul. “The setting is a queer Indigenous prom, a space where we can truly be ourselves without the ridicules of white settler colonialism. It’s a realm where we can reimagine what our lives look like as queer Indigenous people; what is normally a heteronormative space turns into a magical place where people have the freedom to safely love how they choose.” She adds, “Throughout my work, I intend to show the thriving lives of Indigenous people, and how we are often excluded from mainstream rock music and the media. This exclusion is detrimental to our health and our existence.  I am trying to show what my life is like so that other people can see how we have the right to thrive in this world and have the ability to decolonize.” Watch that, and listen to a few other songs off the album, below.

To celebrate the release of the new album, Katherine will play a solo Black Belt Eagle Scout in-store at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Wednesday, August 28. That’s free and starts at 7 PM (more info). Later this fall, Black Belt Eagle Scout will be on tour with Devendra Banhart including a show at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on December 5 (tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.

Right after the Black Belt Eagle Scout in-store on Wednesday, Rough Trade’s performance space hosts Pearla’s EP release show with Cassandra Jenkins and Renata Zeiguer, which all together would make for a lovely evening of music.

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Black Belt Eagle Scout — 2019 Tour Dates:
Wed. Aug. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade – solo show, in-store
Sat. Sept. 7 – Sun. Sept. 8 – Portland, OR @ XOXO Fest
Mon. Oct. 21 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Thu. Oct. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Wed. Oct. 30 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
Fri. Nov. 1 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
Sat. Nov. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
Sun. Nov. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
Tue. Nov. 5 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone *
Wed. Nov. 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Foam
Thu. Nov. 7 – Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse
Fri. Nov. 8 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
Sat. Nov. 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Sun. Nov. 10 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Thu. Nov. 12 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
Wed. Nov. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Thu. Nov. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Fri. Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Ché Café
Sat. Nov. 16 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Sun. Nov. 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
Tue. Nov. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Wed. Nov. 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Fri. Nov. 22 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Sat. Nov. 23 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
Sun. Nov. 24 – Houston, TX @ Satellite
Tue. Nov. 26 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Wed. Nov. 27 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
Sat. Nov. 30 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit *
Sun. Dec. 1 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
Tue. Dec. 3 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia *
Wed. Dec. 4 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre *
Thu. Dec. 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
Sat. Dec. 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Sun. Dec. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

*= w/ Devendra Banhart

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