Before you read this story, stand outside and listen to the simple rustling of the autumn leaves. Stand there for no less than 15 minutes. If it’s cold, put on a scarf, sweater, cardigan, peacoat, hoody, whatever you prefer to keep warm. Now you are in the right mindset for this story. Hi. How are you? Perhaps you’d be interested in knowing that Julianna Barwick, the ambient artist who recently released her new record Nepenthe (TMT Review), is going on tour this fall. On certain dates, she’ll be sharing the stage with Hannah Epperson and ex-Emeralds guitarist Mark McGuire. This is all very pleasant news.
Sit down for some tea. Would you like to watch something? As it turns out, Barwick has a new video for her song “The Harbinger,” directed by Derrick Belcham. Just sit and watch it below for just a moment. Barwick and Belcham work so well together, don’t you think? They must think so, too, since Belcham, along with E. Lee Smith, recorded Barwick performing “Crystal Lake” at New York’s Judson Churhc on August 20. That performance featured assistance from very nice people like guitarist Scott Bell, violinist Rose Nelis, and vocalists Sharon Van Etten, Kate McGuire, and Prince Rama’s Taraka and Nimai Larson. Watch that video and reflect on how nice it is when nice people get together.
This was lovely. Have a wonderful day.
Julianna Barwick dates:
11.22.13 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey *
11.23.13 - Portland, OR - Old Church *
11.26.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^
11.27.13 - Visalia, CA - The Cellar Door
11.29.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York ^
11.30.13 - San Diego, CA - Luce Loft ^
12.01.13 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
12.02.13 - Albuquerque, NM - Immanuel Presbyterian Church
12.03.13 - Marfa, TX - Ballroom Marfa
12.05.13 - Austin, TX - The Parish
12.06.13 - Dallas, TX - Old Bowling Alley of Sons of Hermann Hall
12.07.13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Womb Gallery
* Hannah Epperson
^ Mark McGuire