Julia Holter returns with new album Aviary, shares video for first single

Julia Holter returns with new album Aviary, shares video for first single
Photo: Dicky Bahto

“LIKE” this post AS SOON AS IT’S CONVENIENT FOR YOU, because Julia Holter is back with more choon for your headtops. Titled Aviary, the (new) album features 15 (new) tracks and serves as her first (new) record since 2015’s Have You In My Wilderness (our 11th favorite album of that year). She describes Aviary as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.” Explains Holter:

Amidst all the internal and external babble we experience daily, it’s hard to find one’s foundation. I think this album is reflecting that feeling of cacophony and how one responds to it as a person - how one behaves, how one looks for love, for solace. Maybe it’s a matter of listening to and gathering the seeming madness, of forming something out of it and envisioning a future.

No idea what “melting world” she’s referring to, but then again, I’m a Music Critic, so I have it pretty damn good. Anyway: Aviary. October 26. Domino. Watch the Dicky Bahto-directed video for the album’s first single, “I Shall Love 2,” below, followed by the cover art, tracklist, tour dates, and a bunch of annoying ads.


Aviary tracklist:

01. Turn The Light On
02. Whether
03. Chaitius
04. Voce Simul
05. Everyday Is An Emergency
06. Another Dream
07. I Shall Love 2
08. Underneath The Moon
09. Colligere
10. In Gardens’ Muteness
11. I Would Rather See
12. Les Jeux To You
13. Words I Heard
14. I Shall Love 1
15. Why Sad Song

Tour:

10.14.18 - Lake Perris, CA - Desert Daze Festival
11.24.18 - Leeuwarden - Explore The North Festival
11.26.18 - Amsterdam - Paradiso Noord
11.27.18 - Bochum - Schauspiel
11.28.18 - Antwerp - De Roma
11.30.18 - Berlin - Funkhaus
12.01.18 - Hamburg - Elbphilharmonie
12.02.18 - Frankfurt - Brotfabrik
12.03.18 - Munich - Kammerspiele
12.05.18 - Paris - Petit Bain
12.06.18 - Manchester - Gorilla
12.07.18 - Bristol - Fiddlers
12.08.18 - Dublin - Button Factory
12.10.18 - Edinburgh - Summerhall
12.11.18 - Leeds - Howard Assembly Rooms
12.12.18 - London - Hackney Arts Centre
02.19.19 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall
02.20.19 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
02.22.19 - New York, NY - Warsaw
02.23.19 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
02.24.19 - Montreal, CA - La Sala Rossa
02.26.19 - Toronto, CA - The Great Hall
02.27.19 - Detroit, MI - El Club
02.28.19 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
03.01.19 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
03.04.19 - Vancouver, CA - Imperial
03.05.19 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
03.06.19 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
03.08.19 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
03.09.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room

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