Speedy Ortiz have announced Rabbit Rabbit, their first album in over five years, due out September 1st on bandleader Sadie Dupuis’ label Wax Nine. They’ve also shared the album’s lead single “You S02,” and announced US tour dates for 2023.
“You S02” is rife with Speedy Ortiz’s signature poppy, ’90s style guitar rock a-la Splendora. Like previously-released single “Scabs,” it gets lyrically personal in Dupuis’ experience with some of her musical heroes, this time diving deeper into the ones who could use a little more humility.
The song title pulls from the Netflix series You, referencing how Penn Badgely’s character moves from one coast to another without at all becoming a better person. “Changing cities won’t make you a hero if you still treat others badly,” Dupuis said in a press release.
Speedy Ortiz’s US tour dates will start in Chicago July 28th, periodically taking stints across the country throughout the year before their finale in New York this December. Tickets go on sale June 2nd at 10:00 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.
Stream “You S02” below, and then keep scrolling to see the details for Rabbit Rabbit and Speedy Ortiz’s 2023 tour dates.
In 2021, Dupuis shared the compilation album The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever. Her last LP was 2020’s Haunted Painting under her Sad13 moniker, while the last Speedy album was 2018’s Twerp Verse.
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Rabbit Rabbit Tracklist:
01. Kim Cattrall
02. You S02
04. Plus One
05. Cry Cry Cry
06. Ballad of Y&S
08. Who’s Afraid of the Bath
09. Ranch vs. Ranch
10. Emergency & Me
11. The Sunday
12. Brace Thee
Speedy Ortiz 2023 Tour Dates:
07/28 – Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
09/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/06 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
09/07 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
09/08 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE at the Center For Arts at The Armory
10/18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/08 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
11/16 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
11/17 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/18 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
12/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom