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Lala Lala shares new track “Dove”

MON, SEP 10, 2018

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Today Lala Lala shares “Dove,” the third song off their new album The Lamb, out September 28th. “‘Dove’ is very plainly about the death of someone I loved a lot and the guilt I had and still have afterwards,” West explains of the plaintive and heartfelt track. “Dove” is out now at all DSPs and available to stream here. The Lamb is available for pre-order in our Mini Mart

The AV Club and PASTE recently highlighted The Lamb as one of their most anticipated September releases, with The AV Club praising Lala Lala’s Lillie West as she “mines all that uncomfortable energy to make a record of purposeful action.” Lala Lala’s extensive North American tour continues this month with shows supporting Mothers. Click here for a full itinerary. 

IAN SWEET shares new music video for “Spit,” Crush Crusher out 10/26

WED, SEP 19, 2018

IAN SWEET, the project of LA’s Jilian Medford, has shared a video for ”Spit,” the latest from her upcoming album Crush Crusher. You can watch the video below or via Noisey, who premiered the video and profiled Medford today. Last month IAN SWEET shared ”Hiding,” the lead single from Crush Crusher, which Pitchfork said “finds the singer/guitarist at her most dissonant, mutating the sound around her to feel like it’s traveled miles to get to her listener,” while The FADER called it “some of her most emotionally intimate creations to date.”

Additionally, IAN SWEET has announced a Fall tour with Young Jesus that includes dates with Sean Henry. See here for a full list of dates and pre-order Crush Crusher today from our Mini Mart. 

Lala Lala’s acclaimed new album The Lamb out now; watch new music video for “Scary Movie”

FRI, SEP 28, 2018

Lala Lala’s new album The Lamb – one of The A.V. Club and Paste’s most anticipated September releases – is out today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette. To celebrate, Lillie West shared a new video for album track “Scary Movie,” which PAPER Mag premiered alongside a feature on the Chicago band. The recently-discovered footage was originally filmed on 16mm by West’s parents before she was born. West re-edited it for the new song, explaining, “‘Scary Movie’ is primarily about perception and the often blurred line between reality and non reality. For the video I wanted to use this 16mm footage my parents took of each other before I was born because although I didn’t exist yet, their experience is in some way a part of me, so watching it is both familiar and disorienting. This is where I came from, but if I view it as memory, I am technically wrong. It feels real and fake at the same time, which is how every day feels sometimes, and is what the song is about.” The Lamb is now available for purchase here and streaming at all DSPs.

Lala Lala will play a hometown record release show tonight at Chicago’s Empty Bottle, and their extensive North American tour then continues with additional dates supporting WHY? and Mothers, including a stop at LA’s Resident on October 12th and a new NYC show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on November 30th. Click here for a full list of upcoming shows.