Shilpa Ray announces new two-track EP Nihilism, out this month on Northern Spy, shares North American tour dates

Shilpa Ray announces new two-track EP Nihilism, out this month on Northern Spy, shares North American tour dates

It’s been about six months since the unbreakable Shilpa Ray released her literate, melodically-rich breakthrough album Door Girl. Six months of repeated listening. Six months of restless pining. It felt like longer. But at last, you can say goodbye to tremors, hallucinations, and scratching that phantom itch — because NEW music from one of our favorite NYC-fixed and fixated songsters is on the way!

Ray’s two track EP Nihilism is out May 16 through Northern Spy and will be available digitally and as an o-card-housed cassette…wait, isn’t that a cassingle? Gawd, I hope so. The Cure and Billy Idol tapes, you’re gonna have company!

But even though the thing isn’t out just yet, now is the time to make appropriate use of those pupils that have been increasingly dilating over the past six months when you go and pre-order Nihilism here. It includes Ray killing it with a cover of Alice Cooper’s “Is It My Body” and the Grateful Dead-influenced deadly beauty “Shoot This Dying Horse,” which can be heard below. A full slate o’ dates is listed below as well, starting with a show on Nihilism’s release date in New Haven, CT.

Nihilism EP tracklisting:

01. Shoot This Dying Horse
02. Is It My Body

Shilpa Ray live dates:

05.16.18 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
05.17.18 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East (Upstairs)
05.18.18 - Portland, ME - The Apohadion
05.19.18 - Montreal, QC - Casa
05.20.18 - Toronto, ON - The Baby G
05.21.18 - Detroit, MI - El Club
05.22.18 - Jackson, MI - Michigan Theatre
05.23.18 - Chicago, IL - The Hideout
05.24.18 - Milwaukee, WI - Company Brewing
05.25.18 - Minneapolis, MN - 1st Ave.
05.26.18 - Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel
05.28.18 - Norman, OK - Opolis
05.29.18 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
05.30.18 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Inside
05.31.18 - Houston, TX - Spruce Goose
06.01.18 - New Orleans, LA - Santos
06.02.18 - Hot Springs, AR - Hill Wheatley Plaza
06.03.18 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
06.04.18 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
06.05.18 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre Rooftop
06.06.18 - Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
06.07.18 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
06.08.18 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club
06.09.18 - Athens, OH - The Union
06.10.18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Howlers
06.12.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
06.14.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere

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