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Wednesday Share Video For New Song “Bath County”

Rat Saw God Due Out April 7 via Dead Oceans

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Asheville rockers Wednesday are releasing a new album, Rat Saw God, on April 7 via Dead Oceans (their first for the label). Now they have shared its third single, “Bath County,” via a music video. The band’s singer, Karly Hartzman, directed the video. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

“This is a song I wrote on a porch in Bath County, Virginia when me and [lead guitarist] Jake [Lenderman] were visiting Jake’s mom’s hometown. It includes some imagery I saw on that trip as well as a description of a guy we saw overdosed in a parking lot early one morning on our way to Dollywood,” Hartzman explains in a press release.

Of the video, Hartzman says: “The video I made myself is an homage to PJ Harvey’s video for ‘Man-Size.’ I’ve never seen someone emit as much confidence as she does in that video. I wanted to pretend for a minute I possessed that attitude but it was harder than it looks! Endless respect for Peej.”

The band also features MJ Lenderman, Alan Miller, and Xandy Chelmis.

Back in October, Wednesday shared the album’s eight-and-a-half minute long “Bull Believer,” in addition to announcing that they had signed to Dead Oceans. When Rat Saw God was announced in January, Wednesday shared its second single, “Chosen to Deserve,” via a music video. “Chosen to Deserve” was one of our Songs of the Week.

In 2022, Wednesday released the covers album Mowing the Leaves Instead of Piling ‘em Up. Read our interview with the band on the album here. The band’s last album of original songs was 2021’s Twin Plagues. Wednesday wrote Rat Saw God in the months soon after following Twin Plagues’ completion. They recorded at Asheville’s Drop of Sun studio over the course of a week.

“I really jumped that hurdle with Twin Plagues where I was not worrying at all really about being vulnerable—I was finally comfortable with it, and I really wanna stay in that zone,” said Hartzman in a previous press release.

The songs on Rat Saw God tackle everyday life, rather than big issues. “Everyone’s story is worthy,” said Hartzman. “Literally every life story is worth writing down, because people are so fascinating.”

Wednesday Tour Dates:

3/31 - Athens, GA @ Ohio University (Lobster Fest)
4/1 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club ^
4/26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
4/27 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn *
4/28 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
4/30 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
5/1 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
5/3 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister *
5/4 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
5/5 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom !
5/6 - San Francisco, CA - Independent *
5/8 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
5/9 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret *
5/10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos *
5/11 - Spokane, WA - Lucky You Lounge *
5/12-14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Block Party
5/13 - Boise, ID - The Shredder *~
5/15 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
5/17 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar *
5/18 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway *
5/19 - Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack *
5/20 - Memphis, TN - Growlers *
5/21 - Nashville, TN - Basement East *
5/27 - Berlin, DE - Schokoladen
5/28 - Groningen, NL - Vera
5/29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs
5/31 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
6/1 - Paris, FR - L’International
6/3 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
6/5 - Manchester, UK - YES Basement
6/6 - London, UK - The Lexington
6/7 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
6/9 - Porto, PT - Primavera Sound
6/10 - Madrid, ES - Primavera Sound
6/11 - Madrid, ES - Primavera in the City
6/15 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre #
6/16 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle #
6/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer @#
6/18 - Washington, DC - Black Cat #
6/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
6/21 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair #
6/22 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz #
6/23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern #
6/24 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme %
6/26 - Chicago, IL - Metro #$
6/27 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club #
6/28 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club #
6/30 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups #
7/1 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel #

^ w/ Drive-by Truckers
* w/ Cryogeyser
! w/ Toner
# w/ Tenci
% w/ Advance Base
@ w/ All Dogs
~ w/ Mannequin Pussy
$ w/ Squirrel Flower

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