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U.S. Girls announce new LP ‘Heavy Light’ and tour (listen to “Overtime”)

photo: Colin Medley
photo: Colin Medley

We’ve been anticipating this one: U.S. Girls will release new album Heavy Light on March 6 via 4AD. The album was recorded live in the studio, using over 20 session musicians including her husband Max Turnbull (aka Slim Twig) and E. Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons, and Meg Remy collaborated with Basia Bulat and Rich Morel on the songs, which were conceived as “a balance between orchestral percussion (arranged by percussionist Ed Squires) and the human voice (conducted by Kritty Uranowski).” In addition to 10 new songs, Heavy Light includes three reworked U.S. Girls songs — “Statehouse (It’s A Man’s World)”, “Red Ford Radio”, and “Overtime” which is the album’s first single. Listen to that below.

U.S. Girls are playing Montreal, Toronto and NYC in February with a band that includes seven singers. They’ve just announced a full North American tour that starts April 4 in Detroit and wraps up May 8 in Philadelphia, with another NYC show happening May 6 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday, January 17 at 10 AM, with presales starting Wednesday at 10 AM.

The February NYC show happens at The Dance on 2/18 — advance tickets are sold out but some will be available at the door. All dates are listed below.

U.S. Girls’ last album, 2018’s In a Poem Unlimited, was one of our favorite albums of the 2010s.

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U.S. GIRLS – HEAVY LIGHT tracklist:
1. 4 American Dollars
2. Overtime
3. IOU
4. Advice To Teenage Self
5. State House (It’s A Man’s World)
6. Born To Lose
7. And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
8. The Most Hurtful Thing
9. Denise, Don’t Wait
10. Woodstock ‘99
11. The Color Of Your Childhood Bedroom
12. The Quiver To The Bomb
13. Red Ford Radio

U.S. GIRLS 2020 TOUR DATES:
2/15 – TORONTO, ON @ Paradise Theatre SOLD OUT
2/16 – MONTREAL, QC @ Le Ministère
2/18 – NEW YORK, NY @ The Dance
4/4 – DETROIT, MI @ MOCAD
4/5 – CHICAGO, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/6 – MADISON, WI @ Majestic Theatre
4/7 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
4/9 – OMAHA, NE @ Slowdown
4/10 – KANSAS CITY, MO @ Record Bar
4/12 – DENVER, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
4/13 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ Metro Music Hall
4/16 – VANCOUVER, BC @ Imperial
4/14 – BOISE, ID @ The Olympic
4/17 – SEATTLE, WA @ Crocodile
4/18 – PORTLAND, OR @ Mississippi Studios
4/20 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ The Independent
4/21 – SAN JOSE, CA @ The Ritz
4/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ Masonic Lodge Hollywood Forever
4/24 – PHOENIX, AZ @ Valley Bar
4/25 – TUCSON, AZ @ 191 Toole
4/27 – AUSTIN, TX @ Antone’s
4/28 – DALLAS, TX @ Club Dada
4/29 – HOUSTON, TX @ Continental Club
5/1 – MEMPHIS, TN @ The Greenroom at Crosstown Arts
5/2 – NASHVILLE, TN @ Exit/In
5/3 – ASHEVILLE, NC @ Grey Eagle
5/5 – WASHINGTON, DC @ U Street
5/6 – BROOKLYN, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/7 – BOSTON, MA @ Sinclair
5/8 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ World Cafe Live
10/14 – LONDON, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

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