Julien Baker signs to Matador, reissues Sprained Ankle

Julien Baker signs to Matador, reissues Sprained Ankle
Photo: Nolan Knight

When a new artist signs to Matador Records, I run around the TMT offices in a matador costume, shouting “Olay!” This happens often, and it’s sometimes a HR nightmare. On the bright side, I get to write today about Memphis-based songwriter Julien Baker joining Matador after the release of her debut album, Sprained Ankle. Oh shit, HR is coming over here right now. I better with this fast before they make me go home for the day.

Sprained Ankle will be seeing a physical release March 17 on Matador, as well as the release of a new 7-inch featuring unreleased tracks “Funeral Pyre” and “Distant Solar System.” Alright, Martha from HR is asking me to take off my matador costume really quick. One second… okay, I’m back. I also wanted to point out that Baker will be going on tour, and I’ll have those dates for you below. Now Martha is asking me to put clothes on. I told her I can’t do that, and she went to call the cops. Olay!


01.18.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
01.19.17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
01.20.17 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
02.16.17 - Davenport, IA - TBA
02.18.17 - Champaign, IL - Accord
03.09.17 - Savannah, GA - TBA
03.10.17 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn Birmingham
04.22.17 - North Charleston, SC - Riverfront Park
05.24.17 - Jena, Germany - Trafo
05.25.17 - Berlin, Germany - Kantine am Berghain
05.28.17 - Hamburg, Germany - Aalhaus
05.29.17 - Münster, Germany - Pension Schmidt
05.30.17 - Heidelberg, Germany - Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof
05.31.17 - Munich, Germany - Milla
06.05.17 - London, UK - Bush Hall
06.06.17 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
06.08.17 - Porto, Portugal - Parque da Cidade
06.10.17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

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