Joan As Police Woman, the current main focus of the prolific Joan Wasser (The Dambuilders, Antony & the Johnsons, etc), has teamed with Cuddle Magic's Benjamin Lazar Davis for the collaborative album, Let It Be You, which drops this Friday (10/21) via Reveal Records/BFD/Red Distribution (pre-order). The album's release is prefaced by two videos starring Fred Armisen, and we're now premiering a full stream of the album. The whole thing is a nice dose of arty, singer/songwriter-y pop, and Joan's voice sounds fantastic here. Both her and Ben tell us a bit about the album:

BLD: "Working with Joan is so easy and I'm so happy with the results. We were super inspired by Pygmy music from the Central African Republic for this record. I'm so excited to release this into the world!”

JAPW: “I agree. This album concentrates the best of what Ben and I have to offer into compact action packed tunes. We’re thrilled to play it live with drum hero Ian Chang and guitar idol Ryan Dugre.”

Listen and check out those videos:

Joan and Ben are celebrating the album with a release show on Wednesday, October 26 at Good Room, opening for Ben's band Cuddle Magic. Norwegian Arms are on the bill too, and tickets are on sale. Joan also plays one of the final Manhattan Inn shows.

After that, Joan and Ben will tour Europe together. All dates are listed below.


Joan As Policewoman + Benjamin Lazar Davis -- 2016/2017 Tour Dates
Oct 26 Good Room New York, NY
Nov 14 Glasgow Art school Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 15 Belgrave Music Hall Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 16 Gorilla Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 17 Trades Club Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Nov 18 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 19 Wedgewood Rooms Southsea, United Kingdom
Nov 20 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 21 Heaven London, United Kingdom
Nov 23 Wiener Konzerthaus Vienna, Austria
Nov 25 Monk Club Rome, Italy
Nov 26 Locomotiv Club Bologna, Italy
Nov 27 Magnolia Milan, Italy
Nov 28 Bogen F Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 30 Tivoli Utrecht, Netherlands
Dec 01 FLOW Paris, France
Dec 02 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Dec 04 Heimathaffen Berlin, Germany
Dec 05 Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
Dec 06 Voxhall Aarhus, Denmark
Dec 07 Pumpehuset Copenhagen West, Denmark
Mar 14 Dolans Limerick, Ireland
Mar 15 The Button Factory Dublin, Ireland