Thursday, August 14, 2014

My Brightest Diamond’s new single, “Lover Killer,” can now be heard/embedded here.

“Lover Killer” is from My Brightest Diamond’s new album, This is My Hand, which will be released September 16 on Asthmatic Kitty Records (pre-order). In celebration of the release, Worden will embark on a worldwide tour this fall, including dates at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and L.A.’s The Roxy as well as an appearance at the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for details.

In addition to “Lover Killer,” the new album features the track “Pressure,” which premiered earlier this summer at NPR Music and can now be heard/shared here. Of the song, NPR Music praises, “…a stirring song powered by an incredible drumline…one of the most powerful and dramatic voices of the past decade,” while Stereogum proclaims, “…‘Pressure’ is something to be reckoned with. Filled with an army of percussive sounds from big drums to twinkling bells along with shrieking brass and crushing synths, it’s a huge production, but it all sounds small compared to Worden’s operatic voice.”

This Is My Hand was recorded in Berlin, New York, L.A. and Worden’s re-adopted hometown of Detroit with producer Zac Rae. Of her inspiration behind the album, Worden comments, “The genesis of the new album was looking at the changes that have happened in music over my career, and trying to reevaluate what it meant to me in the first place: ‘what is the value of music’ is essentially the question. In the States, the marching band is something that is done in school, so it still represents something inclusive, something that anyone can learn. I loved the communal quality and the way that drums and horns travel in large three-dimensional spaces.”

Since debuting as My Brightest Diamond in 2006, Worden has released three full-length albums, including her most recent, 2011’s All Things Will Unwind. Of the album, The New York Times praises, “…she has a keen sense of the dramatic, and a sure understanding of dynamics,” while allmusic asserts, “All Things Will Unwind finds this musical auteur at the top of her game, maturing, pushing her already broad boundaries, and brimming with imagination.”

In addition to her work as My Brightest Diamond, Worden has collaborated and performed with various musicians, artists and filmmakers, including Matthew Barney, Sufjan Stevens, Bryce and Aaron Dressner (The National), The Decemberists, Bon Iver, David Byrne, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Ritchie, Murat Eyuboglu, Brooklyn Rider and yMusic, among others.

This is My Hand track-listing:

1. Pressure

2. Before The Words

3. This Is My Hand

4. Lover Killer

5. I am Not the Bad Guy

6. Looking At The Sun

7. Shape

8. So Easy

9. Resonance

10. Apparition


September 19                                                Detroit, MI                                                     Music Box

September 20                                                Toronto, ON                                                           Drake

 September 22                                                Boston, MA                                                  The Sinclair

  September 23                                            Philadelphia, PA                                        World Café Live

 September 25                                              New York, NY                                        Bowery Ballroom

             September 27                                            Washington, DC                                     Rock & Roll Hotel

  September 28                                                  Pittsburgh, PA                                                     Altar Bar

   September 30                                                 Charlotte, NC                                           Visulite Theater

         October 1                                                        Atlanta, GA                                                        The Earl

   October 3                                                      Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 12                                                         Dallas, TX                                                    The Kessler

   October 10                                                    Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 17                                              Stockholm, Sweden                            Scandic Grand Central

  October 18                                             Gothenburg, Sweden                           Folkteatern Foajebaren

October 19                                               Copenhagen, Denmark                                                Loppen

      October 21                                             Hamburg, Germany                                                      Knust

October 22                                                   Berlin, Germany                                              Postbahnhof

 October 24                                                Brussels, Belgium                                   Botanique Rotonde

  October 25                                          Amsterdam, Netherlands                Paradiso Noord-Tolhuistuin

October 26                                                       Paris, France                                                    Bababoum

October 28                                                     London, UK                                   Village Underground

October 29                                                       Leeds, UK                                  Brundenell Social Club

October 30                                                        Glasgow, UK                                                     Oran Mor

October 31                                                    Dublin, Ireland                                        Workman’s Club

November 12                                             Grand Rapids, MI                                       Wealthy Theater

November 13                                                   Chicago, IL                                                  Lincoln Hall

November 14                                                   Madison, WI                                                   High Noon

November 15                                               Milwaukee, WI                                                  Vogel Hall

November 16                                                  Iowa City, IA                                                      The Mill

  November 17                                             Minneapolis, MN                               Cedar Cultural Center

November 19                                                 St. Louis, MO                                          Old Rock House

November 20                                             Indianapolis, IN                                 White Rabbit Cabaret

December 2                                                       Denver, CO                                            Larimer Lounge

December 3                                                Salt Lake City, UT                                         Urban Lounge

December 5                                                     Portland, OR                                         Doug Fir Lounge

December 6                                                      Seattle, WA                                       The Crocodile Café

December 7                                                   Vancouver, BC                                                Electric Owl

   December 10                                               San Francisco, CA                      Great American Music Hall

      December 12                                             Los Angeles, CA                                                  The Roxy

December 13                                                   San Diego, CA                                                 The Casbah