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Henry Jamison releasing ‘Gloria Duplex,’ touring w/ Guster (listen to “American Babes”)

Henry Jamison
photo by Patrick McCormack

Vermont songwriter Henry Jamison is preparing to release his sophomore album, Gloria Duplex, on February 8 via Akira Records. On the Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) produced album, which features strings from Rob Moose (who’s worked with Bon Iver and Phoebe Bridgers, among others), Henry explores themes of toxic masculinity (something he recently discussed with the New York Times), and boyhood and manhood in America, over a tuneful, stirring palette of folk music. See the album art and tracklist for Gloria Duplex below.

We’re premiering a new single from Gloria Duplex, “American Babes,” which you can listen to below. “This song is a mini tableau of Americans,” Henry says of the song. “The verses are about a group of students that I saw on the train from New York to Vermont years ago and about a homeless man who I talked to once in Baltimore. The juxtaposition isn’t totally worked-out, but it’s loosely about young people who still feel some trust in institutions and an old man who felt utterly failed by them. When the structures of our lives crash down, what can we lean on? The bridge in the song is a nightmare-scape in which I’m trying to make out the words of a shapeshifting woman who’s standing on a burning house; she’s singing ‘all in time, will we see both sides’ and ‘all love’s excelling': hopeful sentiments that I have no choice but to believe.”

Henry is on tour with Boston alt-rock vets Guster now (who are returning this week with their own first album in eight years) through February, and he heads overseas for some dates in March. See all of his upcoming tour dates below.

Gloria Duplex Tracklisting
1. Gloria
2. Boys
3. Ether Garden
4. True North
5. Florence Nightingale
6. Magic Lantern
7. Stars
8. Beauty Sleep
9. American Babes
10. In March
11. Reading Days
12. Darkly

Henry Jamison - Gloria Duplex

Henry Jamison – 2019 Tour
JAN 17 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore *
JAN 19 Boston, MA House of Blues *
JAN 21 Montréal, Canada Théâtre Fairmount *
JAN 22 Toronto, Canada Mod Club Theatre *
JAN 23 Rochester, NY Anthology *
JAN 25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
JAN 26 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
JAN 30 San Francisco, CA Bimbos 365 Club *
JAN 31 San Francisco, CA Bimbos 365 Club *
FEB 01 San Francisco, CA Bimbos 365 Club *
FEB 02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory *
FEB 04 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot *
FEB 06 Estes Park, CO The Stanley Hotel *
FEB 07 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre *
FEB 09 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue *
FEB 11 Missoula, MT Top Hat Lounge *
FEB 12 Spokane, WA BING CROSBY THEATER *
FEB 14 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom *
FEB 15 Vancouver, Canada Imperial *
FEB 16 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo *
MAR 05 London, United Kingdom OMEARA
MAR 09 Berlin, Germany Privatclub
MAR 10 Hamburg, Germany NOCHTWACHE
MAR 12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
MAR 13 Köln, Germany Wohngemeinschaft
MAR 14 Stuttgart, Germany White Noise
MAR 15 Zürich, Switzerland m4music Festival
MAR 16 Zürich, Switzerland m4music festival
MAY 25 Otis, MA Camp Lenox
MAY 26 Otis, MA Camp Lenox
MAY 27 Otis, MA Camp Lenox

* = with Guster

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