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Margaret Glaspy announces new album Devotion, plus new tour dates

Watch the video for the lead single "Killing What Keeps Us Alive"

Margaret Glaspy Devotion Killing What Keeps Us Alive Tour Dates Josh Goleman
Margaret Glaspy, photo by Josh Goleman
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    It’s been four years since Margaret Glaspy gained acclaim with her debut album, Emotions and Math. Finally, the Brooklyn-based artist has announced a follow-up, Devotion, set for a March 27th release from ATO Records. She’s also revealed the music video for lead single “Killing What Keeps Us Alive” and mapped out a spring tour.

    Glaspy has advanced her sound quite a bit since her 2016 LP and 2018’s Born Yesterday EP. Known primarily as a sharp indie folk rocker with a knack for biting lyricism, she shifted focus from guitar to electronics for Devotion. Working alongside co-producer Tyler Chester at Brooklyn’s Atomic Sound, Glaspy has maintained a crunching edge to her music, but instead of producing it with strings, the distortion comes from machines.

    “This record is very different from the last,” she explained in a press release. “It’s not about being righteous or all-knowing, it’s about letting love in even when you don’t know what will happen when you do. It’s about devoting your heart to someone or something, against all odds.”

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    The album’s lead single, “Killing What Keeps Us Alive”, is a perfect way to ease into this new style. Opening with digitized vocals and quaking synths, it quickly cuts to Glaspy singing, “Like a rocket ship into the sun/ My love knows no end for you/ Nothing’s ours, so I sell my soul and buy the stars for you.” The groove of bass and synthesizers definitely gives the track a more folk pop vibe, and the liberal use of altered vocals show how Glaspy has evolved. Under all the new technique, though, is the same powerful singer-songwriter who won fans over in the first place.

    Watch the Alex Chaloff-directed “Killing What Keeps Us Alive” video below. Pre-orders for Devotion are going on now.

    Glaspy will tour behind Devotion this fall, including stops at South by Southwest and Mexico’s Corona Capital in May. Other shows on the North American trek take place in Boston, Brooklyn, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, Iowa City, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Find the complete itinerary ahead, and get tickets to all Glaspy’s upcoming concerts here.

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    Margaret Glaspy 2020 Tour Dates:
    03/16-22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
    03/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
    03/28 – Manchester, UK @ Institute
    03/29 – Bristol, UK @ Fleece
    03/31 – London, UK @ Lafayette
    04/12 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met RI
    04/13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    04/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
    04/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
    04/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    04/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    04/20 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
    04/21 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
    04/22 — Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
    04/24 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
    04/25 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    04/26 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    04/28 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
    05/01 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    05/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
    05/03 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
    05/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    05/06 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
    05/08 – Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
    05/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
    05/16-17 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Festival

    Devotion Artwork:

    Margaret Glaspy devotion album cover artwork

    Devotion Tracklist:
    01. Killing What Keeps Us Alive
    02. Without Him
    03.Young Love
    04. You’ve Got My Number
    05. Stay With Me
    06. So Wrong It’s Right
    07. Heartbreak
    08. You Amaze Me
    09. Devotion
    10. Vicious
    11. What’s the Point
    12. Consequences

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