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Julia Holter announces new album ‘Aviary’ & tour, shares “I Shall Love 2″

Julia Holter
photo by Dicky Bahto

Earlier this year, Julia Holter debuted new songs live and it was reported that a followup to 2015’s great would be out in the second half of 2018. We’re now approaching the last quarter of the year, and her album has officially been announced. It’s called Aviary and due October 26 via Domino. Julia co-produced it with past collaborator Kenny Gilmore, and it was executive produced by Cole MGN. It also features contributions from Corey Fogel (percussion), Devin Hoff (bass), Dina Maccabee (violin, viola, vocals), Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet), Andrew Tholl (violin), and Tashi Wada (synth, bagpipes).

The first single is “I Shall Love 2″ which is a little closer to the atmospheric sounds of Ekstasis than to Julia’s last two albums, but it also ends in a truly mesmerizing crescendo that doesn’t sound like much of anything she’s done before. It’s great stuff, and it comes with a video directed by Dicky Bahto (who also took the above photo). Watch, and check out the artwork and tracklist, below.

Julia has also announced a 2018 North American tour, including a Brooklyn show on February 22 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/7) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
Turn The Light On
Whether
Chaitius
Voce Simul
Everyday Is An Emergency
Another Dream
I Shall Love 2
Underneath The Moon
Colligere
In Gardens’ Muteness
I Would Rather See
Les Jeux To You
Words I Heard
I Shall Love 1
Why Sad Song

Julia Holter Aviary

Julia Holter — 2018/2019 Tour Dates
Oct 14 – Desert Daze Festival, Lake Perris, CA
Nov 24 – Explore The North Festival, Leeuwarden
Nov 26 – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
Nov 27 – Schauspiel, Bochum, Germany
Nov 28 – De Roma, Antwerp
Nov 30 – Funkhaus, Berlin
Dec 1 – Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Dec 2- Brotfabrik, Frankfurt
Dec 3 – Kammerspiele, Munich
Dec 5 – Petit Bain, Paris
Dec 6 – Gorilla, Manchester
Dec 7 – Fiddlers, Bristol
Dec 8 – Button Factory, Dublin
Dec 10 – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Dec 11 – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds
Dec 12 – Hackney Arts Centre, London
Feb 19 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC
Feb 20 – Underground Arts, Philadelphia
Feb 22 – Warsaw, New York
Feb 23 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Feb 24 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal
Feb 26 – The Great Hall, Toronto
Feb 27 – El Club, Detroit
Feb 28 – Thalia Hall, Chicago
Mar 1 – Turf Club, St. Paul
Mar 4 – Imperial, Vancouver
Mar 5 – Doug Fir, Portland
Mar 6 – Neumos, Seattle
Mar 8 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Mar 9 – Lodge Room, Los Angeles

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