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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Julianna Barwick Announces ‘Will,’ Shares New Video And European Tour Dates

 
 

May 6th sees the release of Will, the revelatory third full-length album by Brooklyn experimental artist Julianna BarwickConceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the ominous, compelling Will is a departure from 2013’s Alex Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle, thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then Will is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.

Barwick’s life over the past several years has largely been lived in transit, and as such the genesis of Will was not beholden to location; Barwick worked on the album in a variety of locales, from a desolate house in upstate New York to the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to Lisbon, Portugal. 

I love touring, but it can be a wild ride,” Barwick reflects on this cycle of constant motion. “You’re constantly adjusting, assimilating, and finding yourself in life-changing situations.” Those experiences played into and helped shape Will’s charged, unstable atmosphere: “I knew I’d be playing these songs live, so I wanted some movement,” she explains. “Something that had rhythm and low-end.”

That sense of forward propulsion is largely owed to Willsynth-heavy textures. The electric current that runs through the album takes on various shapes of intoxicating instability. Featuring contributions from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist, Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly), Will is largely a product of ups and downs, a reflection of a life lived somewhere in between transience and standing still. “While making this record, there were moments of isolation and dark currents,” Barwick admits. “I like exploring that, and I love when I come across songs that sound scary or ominous. I’ve always been curious about what goes into making a song that way.” The beguiling, beautifully complicated Will is the result of that curiosity, and proof of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.

Will comes off of Barwick’s busiest period in her career, following the release of Nepenthe—a spate of activity that included playing piano for Yoko Ono, performing at Carnegie Hall at the annual Tibet House concert with the Flaming Lips and Philip Glass, The Rosabi EP and beer created in conjunction with brewing company Dogfish Head, and a re-imagining of Bach’s “Adagio” from Concerto In D Minor.

Watch the Derrick Belcham-directed video for debut single, Nebula” which was filmed in the Philip Johnson Glass House and presents the essence of Will and Julianna Barwick’s richly complex musical fabric.

A pre-order bonus bundle that includes a 7” single (limited to 500 copies) is available when purchasing the new album directly from JuliannaBarwick.com. The 7” includes “Chaos”, a song from her score to Zia Anger’s 2015 short film I Remember Nothing, and “Never Change”, a beautiful out-take from her 2011 album The Magic Place.  

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Will Tracklisting:

01. St. Apolonia

02. Nebula

03. Beached

04. Same

05. Wist

06. Big Hollow

07. Heading Home

08. Someway

09. See, Know

Julianna Barwick Tour Dates:

Fri. Apr. 1 – Athens, GA @ Slingshot Festival at Georgia Theatre

Thu. Apr. 14 – New York, NY @ Titus Theater 1 at MoMA

Thu. Apr. 28 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

Fri. Apr. 29 – Portland, ME @ The Space Gallery

Sat. Apr. 30 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

Fri. May 6 –Los Angeles, CA @ Velaslavasay Panorama

Sat. May 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

Tue. May 10 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Wed. May 11 – Portland, OR @ Old Church

Fri. May 13 – Mayer, AZ @ Arcosanti

Thu. May 19 – Durham, NC @ Moogfest 2016 at First Presbyterian

Thu. Jun. 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

Sat. Jun. 4 – Berlin, Germany @ Torstrassen Festival

Mon. Jun. 6 – Paris, France @ Carmen

Tue. Jun. 7 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Nuit de Botanique Festival 

Wed. Jun. 8 – London, UK @ Pickle Factory

Wed. Jun. 15 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I

Thu. Jun. 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Small Chapel

Sat. Jun. 18 –  Chicago, IL @ Constellation 

Sun. Jun. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center 

Thu. Jun. 23 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art 

Fri. Jun. 24 –  Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

The Tale of The Tallest Man On Earth and a Moog Synthesizer, New European Dates Announced for Winter

The Tallest Man On Earth and synthesizers? You betcha. Kristian recently stopped by Asheville’s Moog Music factory for a new session. Supplied with an array of Moog equipment, Kristian and tourmates Strand of Oaks take on “There’s No Leaving Now” in a completely new way. Watch above.

The fun doesn’t stop with the session. You wanted more tour dates and now you’re going to get them. Kristian has added a handful of European shows to his tour. You’ll find the full list below.

 
TOUR DATES:
11/21/13 Copenhagen, DenmarkVega
11/22/13 Aarhus, DenmarkVoxhall
11/23/13 Weissenhaeuser Strand, GermanyRolling Stone Weekender
11/25/13 Tilburg, NetherlandsO13
11/26/13 Den Haag, NetherlandsPaard van Troje
11/27/13 Fribourg, SwitzerlandFri-Son
11/29/13 Barcelona, SpainFri-Son
11/30/13 Donostia-San Sebastian, SpainKursaal
12/01/13 Madrid, SpainTeatro Fernando Fernan Gomez
12/04/13 Segrate (Milano), ItalyCicolo Magnolia
12/05/13 Vienna, AustriaStadthalle

For a full list of tour dates, head HERE.

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