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Mutual Benefit Shares New Songs “Come to Pass” and “Shedding Skin”

Thunder Follows the Heart Due Out September 21 via Transgressive

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Mutual Benefit (aka Jordan Lee) is releasing a new album, Thunder Follows the Heart, on September 21 via Transgressive. Previously he shared two songs from it, “New History” and “Storm Cellar Heart” (“Storm Cellar Heart” was one of our Songs of the Week), as well as live videos for both songs that were filmed at his apartment. Now he has shared two more songs from it, “Come to Pass” and “Shedding Skin.” Listen to both below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Lee had this to say about the songs in a press release: “These songs came about at the same time on a busted five string guitar when I shut off my phone and declared my bedroom a makeshift ‘artist residency’ for a week. I had just returned from a tour that did a lot of meandering around the Appalachian Mountain region right as the ‘Make America Great Again’ signs started popping up more and more. ‘Come to Pass’ is a refutation of the idea that there was ever a golden age to return back to. Both personally and politically I’m afraid of this sort of constructed nostalgia that keeps us looking backwards instead of a having a powerful enough imagination to see the hard truths of the present but work
towards a better future…. With ‘Shedding Skin’ I kept thinking about a town where I saw hundreds of these translucent cicada bodies from where they had clung to a tree, hardened, and then burst out of their own shell. This ghostly sight made me pay more attention to how things naturally regenerate, how loss is part of the fuel of growth. It became a powerful reminder that things shouldn’t stay the same, including parts of ourselves.”

The album is the follow-up to 2013’s Love’s Crushing Diamond and 2016’s Skip a Sinking Stone.

Mutual Benefit Tour Dates:

Thu. Aug. 30 - New York, NY - MoMA
Mon. Oct. 22 - Belfast, IRE - Empire Music Hall
Tue. Oct. 23 - Cork, IRE - Cyprus Avenue
Thu. Oct. 24 - Dublin, IRE Whelan’s
Sat. Oct. 26 - Glasgow, U.K - The Great Eastern
Sun. Oct. 27 - Newcastle, U.K - The Cluny
Mon. Oct. 28 - Bristol, U.K - The Exchange
Wed. Oct. 30 - London, U.K - Oslo
Thu. Oct. 31 - Manchester, U.K - Now Wave Venue
Fri. Nov. 1 - Birmingham, U.K - Hare & Hounds
Sun. Nov. 3 - Aberfeldy, U.K - Aberfeldy Town Hall (Aberfeldy Festival)
Mon. Nov. 4 - Leeds, U.K - Brudenell Social Club
Tue. Nov. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Resident
Wed. Nov. 14 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Thu. Nov. 15 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
Sat. Nov. 17 - San Francisco, CA - Chapel
Mon. Nov. 19 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
Tue. Nov. 20 - Seattle, WA - Vera
Wed. Nov. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune
Fri. Nov. 30 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Sat. Dec. 1 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Mon. Dec. 3 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
Tue. Dec. 4 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
Wed. Dec. 5 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
Fri. Dec. 7 - Washington, D.C - DC9
Sat. Dec. 8th - New York, NY - Park Church Co-Op

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