by Andrew Sacher

Julie Byrne

Seattle's Julie Byrne put out her debut album, Rooms With Walls and Windows, earlier this year (via Orindal), which followed a couple EPs and is a fantastic record of lo-fi folk. Her voice and guitar are mic'd close to the point where a song rarely goes by that you don't hear her fingers sliding across the fretboard, and both are coated heavily in reverb. It's a nice warm reverb though that adds to the atmosphere without covering up her sound. If you like anything from Vashti Bunyan to Will Oldham to Marissa Nadler, this album is worth checking out. The whole thing is on Rdio and you can stream one track below.

Julie is about to kick off a tour which begins in NYC this Friday (7/11) at Silent Barn. That show is one of Portals/Rabbl's new 'Living Spaces' showcases and features a solid lineup of similarly delicate sounds from Sea Oleena, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, Steve Sobs, Poppy Red and Mister Lies on DJ duties. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All of Julie's dates (including shows with How to Dress Well and Mutual Benefit) are listed, with the song stream, below...


Julie Byrne - "Prism Song"

Julie Byrne -- 2014 Tour Dates
BROOKLYN, NY - July 11th @ The Silent Barn, Portals Living Spaces Showcase
LONG ISLAND, NY - July 12th @ Soul Sounds Records
BOSTON, MA - July 13th @ The White Haus
BIDDEFORD, ME - July 14th @ The Oak and The Ax
WASHINGTON D.C., MD - July 17th @ Communiverse
BALTIMORE, MD - July 18th @ The Copycat
DURHAM, NC - July 19th @ Chateau Moby Dick
ATLANTA, GA - July 20th @ Brut Space
CHARLESTON, SC - July 22nd @ Museum for Broadcast Entertainment Technology
NEW ORLEANS, LA - July 25th @ The Mudlark Theater with Bois
AUSTIN, TX - July 27th @ TBA
NORMAN, OK - July 28th @ Nice Mondays
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - July 29th @ Backspace
COLUMBIA, MO - July 30th @ The Dome
ROCK ISLAND, IL - July 31st @ Rozz Tox
CHICAGO, IL - August 1st @ The Conservatory
GLANUSK, UK - August 16th @ Green Man Music Festival
KINGSTON UPON HALL, UK - August 19 @ The Adelphi
GLASGOW, UK - August 20th @ Broadcast
MANCHESTER, UK - August 21st @ The Castle Hotel
LONDON, UK - August 28th @ The Lexington
BIRMINGHAM, UK - August 29th @ Moseley Folk Festival
BERLIN, DE - August 30th @ Torstrassen Festival
MUNICH, DE - September 1st @ Hauskonzerte
CHICAGO, IL - September 4th @ The Museum of Contemporary Art, supporting How To Dress Well
BUFFALO, NY - September 20th @ TBA, benefit for Julien Lamb ♡
SEATTLE, WA - October, 8th @ Barboza supporting Mutual Benefit
VANCOUVER, BC - October 9th @ The Media Club supporting Mutual Benefit
PORTLAND, OR - October 11th @ Bunk Bar supporting Mutual Benefit
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - October 13th @ The Independent supporting Mutual Benefit
SAN DIEGO, CA - October 15th @ The Casbah supporting Mutual Benefit
LOS ANGELES, CA - October 16th @ Echo supporting Mutual Benefit
SANTA ANA, CA - October 17th @ Constellation Room supporting Mutual Benefit

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