DC's Jules Hale makes music as Den-Mate, and she's releasing her debut album under this moniker, Loceke, on September 28 via Babe City Records. She previously released two singles, "Sick" and "Charlotte," which saw Den-Mate making the kind of dream pop that Beach House and Chromatics fans will probably dig, but we're premiering a third song, "XOSO," which is a little different. This one's a little more psychedelic, a little more beat-centric -- it's kinda got a Portishead vibe, or sounds a little like it could be a '90s Garbage deep cut. Lyrically, the song "is about loving something that’s toxic for your health-- whether it’s a person, a substance, or an ideology," Jules tells us. "In the specific context of the song, it is loosely about a runaway teen living in the city who’s trying to get by balancing their struggle with addiction. This person, like many others from my hometown, romanticize their addiction and have only started to acknowledge that it’s bad for them. XOSO draws upon the feelings of recognizing your own toxic health issues and struggling to weigh this against the pleasures of the habit." Listen, along with the two previous singles, below.

Den-Mate also has shows coming up. She plays Brooklyn's Elsewhere Zone One this Tuesday (9/18) opening for Gnarcissists, with Native Sun also on the bill (tickets), followed by a hometown release show on 9/29. Then, she tours in November, including a return to Brooklyn on November 10 at Alphaville (ticket info TBA). All dates are listed below.

Den-Mate -- 2018 Tour Dates
September 18th, 2018 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Zone One
September 29th, 2018 Washington DC @ Black Cat *Album Release*
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Philadelphia @ TBD
Friday, November 9, 2018 Seaside Heights, NJ @ Jax Garage
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Brookyln, NY @ Alphaville
Sunday, November 11, 2018 Boston, MA @ The Plough and Stars
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter
Friday, November 16, 2018 Champaign, IL @ TBD
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Indianapolis, IN @ TBD
Sunday, November 18, 2018 Cincinnati, OH MOTR Pub
Monday, November 19, 2018 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Richmond,VA Strange Matter

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