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Listen: Julien Baker - “Distant Solar Systems”

The B-side of the "Funeral Pyre" 7-inch

Mar 17, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker, who was the talk of SXSW 2016, recently signed to Matador after interest from most of the important American indie labels. Matador previously announced a new Baker 7-inch and shared its A-side, "Funeral Pyre." The 7-inch is out today and so now you can hear the B-side, "Distant Solar System," an unreleased track from the sessions of her Sprained Ankle debut album. Listen to the B-side below, followed by Baker's upcoming tour dates. 

Sprained Ankle was originally released by 6131 Records in 2015. Today Matador is re-releasing the album in all territories bar America and Australia. The LP version will include the "Funeral Pyre" 7-inch. Then Matador will be releasing Baker's next album worldwide, including in America.

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

Julien Baker Tour Dates:

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

(Via Stereogum)

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January 10th 2018

Hello, The Netherlands built a solar panel-embedded bike path in 2014, despite public concerns about cost-effectiveness. The Jinan highway is the largest project of its type; its solar panels cover 63,200 square feet, about twice the area of France’s road. -

July 7th 2018

I love the song it’s beautiful

November 25th 2018

Very beautiful song and Compose too. Walikali

February 12th 2019

Julien is stunning.