Midnight Sister Announce Debut Album, Share “Blue Cigar” Video

Saturn Over Sunset Due Out September 8 via Jagjaguwar

Jun 29, 2017
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Midnight Sister is the promising new Los Angeles-based duo of Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian. Their art-pop would appeal to fans of Broadcast, influential '60s pioneers such as The United States of America and The Free Design, and Charlie Hilton. Previously they shared their debut single, "Leave You," but now they have announced their debut album, Saturn Over Sunset, and shared a video for another song from it, "Blue Cigar." Saturn Over Sunset is due out September 8 via Jagjaguwar. Below is the artsy and somewhat surreal "Blue Cigar" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as their upcoming tour dates and the video for "Leave You."

The duo is based in the San Fernando Valley. Giraffe is 23 and the daughter of a Los Angeles disc jockey. A press release says she "was raised almost exclusively on disco and Bowie. Her lyrics and lyrical melodies, informed very much by her filmmaking background, were composed gazing out from a tiny retail window on Sunset Boulevard. Her Rear Window-like longing allowed her imagination to run wild and cook up the wild narratives that would fill Balouzian's compositions." It's her first time writing and performing music. Balouzian is 27 and a classically trained musician who has done arrangements for Tobias Jesso Jr. and Alex Izenberg, this is his first real attempt at playing true pop music.

Saturn Over Sunset Tracklist:

1. Canary
2. Leave You
3. Blue Cigar
4. Showgirl
5. The Drought
6. The Crow
7. Daddy Long Legs
8. Neon
9. Shimmy
10. So Young
11. The View From Gilligan's Island
12. Hitman
13. Clown
14. Their Eyes

Midnight Sister Tour Dates:

9/8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/9 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/11 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at The Catalyst (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/14 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/15 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/19 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/20 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas (w/ D.D Dumbo)
9/23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ D.D Dumbo)

 

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