Speedy Ortiz singer Sadie Dupuis is releasing her debut solo album as Sad13, Slugger, next week (11/11) via Carpark, but the whole thing is streaming now. It's more of a synthier, poppier project than Speedy and features a rapper (the Don Giovanni-signed Sammus who she's been touring with), but she certainly hasn't "gone pop" in a radio sense. Here's how she tells it:

I wanted to make songs that were the opposite of 'Genie in A Bottle' or 'The Boy Is Mine. Songs that put affirmative consent at the heart of the subject matter and emphasize friendship among women and try to deescalate the toxic jealousy and ownership that are often centered in romantic pop songs.

Her tour already hit NYC for an Alphaville show with Sammus and Vagabon over the weekend (10/28), and it returns to the area for shows at Jersey's Monty Hall on November 19 with Vagabon and Sam Evian (tickets), and Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on December 13 with Emily Reo (tickets).

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