by Andrew Sacher

Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

Art pop musician Julia Holter had one of the best albums of 2012 with Ekstasis, and she's now set to release that album's followup, Loud City Song, on August 20 via her new label home, Domino. Regarding the new album, Domino writes:

The songs that make up Loud City Song have origins that pre-date 2011's debut Tragedy - coaxed out and finessed as demos in Holter's bedroom studio and then finally coalesced into one thrillingly cohesive experience in the latter stages of 2012 by Holter and co-producer Cole Marsden Grief-Neill and an ensemble of Los Angeles musicians. The result is an album of enormous ambition - Holter taking inspiration from Collette's 1944 novella Gigi and using it as a prism through which to explore her relationship with her hometown of Los Angeles and modern life universally, taking cues from the work of Joni Mitchell and the poetry of Frank O'Hara but forging those touch-points into something resolutely unique.

Check out the video for the haunting opening track, "World," below.

Domino also just reissued her great 2011 LP, Tragedy, this week (5/21) and you can purchase that in 2XLP/CD formats at the Domino Webstore.

As mentioned, Julia is coming to NYC for a show on July 12 at Le Poisson Rouge with Jessica Pratt around the time of her appearance at Pitchfork Music Festival. Julia has since announced a full tour happening this summer, and all dates are listed below. Tickets for the NYC show are still available.


Julia Holter - "World" Official Video

Loud City Song Tracklist:
1. World
2. Maxim's 1
3. Horns Surrounding Me
4. In The Green Wild
5. Hello Stranger
6. Maxim's 2
7. He's Running Through My Eyes
8. This Is a True Heart
9. City Appearing

Julia Holter -- 2013 Tour Dates
07-11 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Synagogue @
07-12 New York City, NY - Le Poisson Rouge @
07-13 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live @
07-14 Boston, MA - The Church Of Boston @
07-16 Montreal, QB - La Sala Rosa @
07-17 Toronto, ONT - The Drake @
07-18 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit @
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07-23 Lisbon, PT - ZDB
07-24 Madrid, ES - Theatro Lara
07-25 Cartagena, ES - La Mar De Musicas
07-26 Barcelona, ES - Caixaforum
07-27 Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourvieres *
07-29 Ravenna, IT - Hani-Bi
07-30 Modena, IT - Sant Augustino
07-31 Geneva, CH - Ecoutes Au Vert @ Barje Des Sciences
08-03 Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
08-04 Zilnia, SK - Stanica
08-05 Vienna, AT - WUK
08-07 Basel, CH - Im Fluss Festival
08-08 Haldern-Rees, DE - Haldern Pop
08-09 Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel Summerfest
08-10 Goteborg, SE - Way Out West
08-11 Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
08-13 Ghent, BE - DOK
08-14 Saint Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock Festival
08-16 Brecon, UK - Green Man Festival
08-17 Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival
08-20 London, UK - Cecil Sharp House

@ w/ Jessica Pratt
* w/ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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