U.S. Girls announce new album Heavy Light, North American tour

Hear the upcoming effort's lead single, "Overtime"

U.S. Girls Heavy Light New Album Overtime Single Stream North American 2020 Tour Dates Tickets
U.S. Girls, photo by Ben Kaye

    U.S. Girls have today announced a new album called Heavy Light, due out March 6th via 4AD. Along with word of the record comes the lead single, “Overtime”, and a long list of spring tour dates.

    Marking the Meg Remy-led project’s seventh full-length, Heavy Light follows one of 2018’s best records, the breakthrough In a Poem Unlimited. Remy produced the new album herself, though she had some help with songwriting thanks to Basia Bulat and Rich Morel. What’s more, E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons contributed alongside 19 other session musicians during recording at Montreal’s Hotel 2 Tango studio. Mixing was handled by U.S Girls’ long-time collaborators Maximilian “Twig” Turnbull, Steve Chahley, and Tony Price.

    Heavy Light finds Remy leaving aside her penchant for character observations for a more introspective approach. As a press release puts it, “The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavor of hindsight, both personal and cultural.” Fittingly, three of the LP’s 13 tracks are actually re-workings of previously released U.S. Girls songs: “Statehouse (It’s a Man’s World)”, “Red Ford Radio”, and “Overtime”. The latter has been revealed as the album’s lead single, and you can hear it below via its accompanying visuals.

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    U.S. Girls will support the record on a full 27-date North American spring tour. Following a trio of February underplays, the trek kicks off April 4th at Detroit’s MOCAD. Further stops include Chicago, Omaha, Denver, Vancouver, Portland, Houston, Brooklyn, and Memphis. Find the complete schedule below, and get tickets to all of U.S. Girls’ dates here.

    U.S. Girls 2020 Tour Dates:
    02/15 – Toronto, ON @ Paradise Theatre
    02/16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministère
    02/18 – New York, NY @ The Dance
    04/04 – Detroit, MI @ MOCAD
    04/05 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    04/06 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    04/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
    04/09 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    04/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
    04/12 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
    04/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
    04/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
    04/14 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
    04/17 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
    04/18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
    04/21 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
    04/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge Hollywood Forever
    04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge Hollywood Forever
    04/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    04/25 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    04/27 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
    04/28 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    04/29 – Houston, TX @ Continental Club
    05/01 – Memphis, TN @ The Greenroom at Crosstown Arts
    05/02 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    05/03 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
    05/05 – Washington, DC @ U Street
    05/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    05/07 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    05/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
    06/09 – Montreal, QC @ Sala Rosa
    10/14 – London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

    Before checking out the Heavy Light artwork and tracklist, revisit U.S. Girls’ appearance on This Must Be the Gig last summer.


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    Heavy Light Artwork:

    U.S. Girls Heavy Light Album Cover Artwork Packshot

    Heavy Light Tracklist:
    01. 4 American Dollars
    02. Overtime
    03. IOU
    04. Advice to Teenage Self
    05. State House (It’s a Man’s World)
    06. Born To Lose
    07. And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
    08. The Most Hurtful Thing
    09. Denise, Don’t Wait
    10. Woodstock ‘99
    11. The Color of Your Childhood Bedroom
    12. The Quiver to the Bomb
    13. Red Ford Radio