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Chastity Belt’s New Self-Titled Fourth Album Out Now!

FRI, SEP 20, 2019

Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have returned with their first new music since 2017. This heartfelt new record, simply titled Chastity Belt, is out today on LP, CD, digital, and cassette from Hardly Art records and Milk! records (Australia and New Zealand). Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som. 

Today, the band has shared a music video for “It Takes Time” from directors Claire Buss and Nick Shively. In the spirit of earlier music videos like “Different Now” and “Cool Slut,” this new clip finds the band flexing their comedic chops, with members Gretchen Grimm, Lydia Lund, Julia Shapiro, and Annie Truscott inhabiting multiple roles, including a nightclub lounge act. As Grimm explains, “We had the idea for a video set in a jazz lounge for a little while and we’re very grateful to Weird Dog for helping us bring it to life. We’re all huge fans of jazz and pasta. We have a special pasta dish that we cook when we’re together called La Vasta. It’s our famous dish, we’ve been making it since college and have shared many fond memories slurping it down together. Before we dig in we join hands in the prayer: When you’re here, you’re family.”

Chastity Belt will be touring extensively this fall in Europe and North America in support of the record, and just announced a new run of North American tour dates for February 2020. Click here for a full list of upcoming performances.

You can purchase your copy of Chastity Belt today from our Mini Mart


Listen to Chastity Belt’s New Single “Drown”

THU, SEP 5, 2019

Acclaimed Seattle band Chastity Belt have returned with their first new music since 2017. This heartfelt new record, simply titled Chastity Belt, is due out on Friday, September 20th on LP, CD, digital, and cassette from Hardly Art records and Milk! records (Australia and New Zealand).  Chastity Belt was co-produced by the band and Melina Duterte aka Jay Som. 

“Drown” is the third and final pre-release single from this highly-anticipated new record.  Click here or the link above to stream the lush new track, which–appropriately enough for a record that sounds like the culmination of years of friendship and collaboration–has roots in the band’s early years. Singer/guitarist Julia Shapiro says “I started writing ‘Drown’ back when I was 23… so almost 6 years ago. It came together with the band a few years later. It feels good to finally put it out into the world! Everyone’s parts on it are really intricate and thoughtful and overall add to the moodiness of the song.”

Chastity Belt will be touring extensively this fall in Europe and North America in support of the record, and just announced a free, all-ages in-store performance at Easy Street Records in their native Seattle on Sunday, September 22nd. Click here for a full list of dates.

Pre-orders for Chastity Belt are available now.