U.S. Girls will release Half Free on 25th September, her debut album for 4AD.
The work of Illinois-born, Toronto-based artist Meg Remy, U.S. Girls has evolved in recent years from the coarse 4-track fidelity found on her early recordings to more luscious and unabashed works, packed with fiery pop sensibilities. Half Free is the next step in this impressive progression, an honest and lyrically jarring exploration of emotions, drenched in a bath of raw beats and loops that have become the hallmark of her work with producer and frequent collaborator Onakabazien. Other album guests include Slim Twig (DFA), Ben Cook (Fucked Up, Young Guv), Amanda Crist (Ice Cream) and Tony Price.
The second track to be heard from the album, ‘Woman's Work’, debuts online today, accompanied by another
hypnotic video directed and edited by Remy. Following up on the release of the mutant dub of 'Damn That Valley' earlier this year, 'Woman's Work' builds further anticipation and intrigue; Remy has delivered a nagging, arpeggio-laced stormer, picking away at the themes of beauty and neurosis, with a video that examines our collective paralysis in the face of ageing. You can watch the video via the 4AD YouTube channel here, or in the player below.
U.S. Girls is currently on tour in Europe, with further tour dates planned in North America for later this summer and fall, including support dates for Peaches. You can see all announced shows below. More live dates will be detailed soon.
1st - Bad Bonn, Dudingen, Switzerland
2nd - La Graviere, Geneva, Switzerland
4th - Haus der Beliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany
5th - Half Moon, Hudson NY, US
6th - Pier 84, New York NY, US *
21st - Arboretum Festival, Ottawa ON, Canada
10th - Le National, Montreal QC, Canada +
1st - Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA, US #
2nd - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA, US #
3rd - Mezzanine, San Francisco CA, US #
5th - Roseland Theatre, Portland OR, US #
6th - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada #
* - w/ Yuck
+ - w/ Timber Timbre
# - w/ Peaches