Julien Baker Signs to Matador, Shares New Song - “Funeral Pyre”

Matador Re-releasing Sprained Ankle Outside America and Australia

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At SXSW last year everyone was talking about Julien Baker. As well as her fantastic performances, there was a lot of music industry chatter about which label, out of the many notable ones that were courting her, she would sign to. Now Matador has announced that they won out. The iconic New York indie label is putting out a new Baker 7-inch on March 17 that features two previously unreleased songs. The A-side, "Funeral Pyre," is one she's been performing live and the B-side, "Distant Solar System," is an unreleased track from the sessions of her Sprained Ankle debut album. You can listen to "Funeral Pyre" below, followed by Baker's upcoming tour dates. Above is the cover art for the 7-inch, featuring a photo by Kaitlin Gladney.

Sprained Ankle was originally released by 6131 Records in 2015. Matador will be re-releasing the album in all territories bar America and Australia on March 17. The LP version will include the "Funeral Pyre" 7-inch. Then Matador will be releasing Baker's next album worldwide, including in America. Baker discussed the new song and signing to Matador with NPR's Bob Boilen for his All Songs Considered show and you can listen to that interview below.

Read our 2016 interview with Baker and our 2015 Artist Survey interview with her.

 

Julien Baker Tour Dates:

01/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ Ben Gibbard
01/19 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Ben Gibbard
01/20 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Ben Gibbard
02/17 Davenport, IA @ GAS Feed & Seed Fest
02/18 Champaign, IL @ The Accord w/ Thunder Dreamer
04/22-04/23 N. Charleston, SC @ High Water Festival w/ Avett Brothers, The Shins, Shovels & Rope, Dawes, Lucius, Charles Bradley
05/24 Jena, DE @ Trafo
05/25 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/28 Hamburg, DE @ Aalhaus
05/29 Munster, DE @ Pension Schmidt
05/30 Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
05/31 Munich, DE @ Milla
06/05 London, UK @ Bush Hall
06/06 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
06/09 Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
06/10 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso



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