New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Today, Lillie Mae releases new single "A Golden Year," its serpentine riffs and spectral chants serving as the final preview of her second album Other Girls, coming August 16th on Third Man Records.
Listen to and share "A Golden Year" below, with a statement from Lillie Mae about its near-sacred significance:
"I was leaving the Refuge (arts) in Appleton, WI...it's an amazing place where artists, musicians and people of all kinds can go live or stay and heal and focus on their art while living in the monastery. It was the last day of my golden year (26), and we were pulling out heading home...Last check in the building and waiting on brother Frank...I heard from the chapel what seemed to be Angels singing.
And they sang the whole song to me and the words flew out faster than I could find a pen in the office.
This song is extra special to me as I waited my whole life to reach my golden year. It was always a big deal to me, something I looked forward to. And that was it."
On "A Golden Year," BrooklynVegan says, "It's clear that Lillie Mae is turning into a force of her own." The music of Other Girls marks an intrepid, personal progression for Lillie Mae, and has been met with early praise from Rolling Stone, Vulture, Refinery29, Consequence of Sound, and NPR Music, who said the record "surpasses any expectations" when naming opening track "You've Got Other Girls for That" one of the 10 Songs Public Radio
Can't Stop Playing.
Read more about the LP's creation and Lillie Mae's fabled history in the July/August Cover Story of The East Nashvillian.
Last week, Lillie Mae played The Greek Theatre to close out her summer tour supporting The Raconteurs, but before she hits the road with Robert Plant
this fall, she'll celebrate Other Girls with a series of her own performances. Along with a release show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on August 15th, she has just announced an appearance at San Francisco's Amoeba Music
on August 22nd. Full dates are below.
Pre-Order Other Girls: https://orcd.co/othergirls
Lillie Mae Tour Dates
8/10 - Lexington, KY - Railbird Festival
8/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
8/22 - San Francisco, CA - Amoeba Music
9/13 - Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest^
9/15 - Ottawa Canada - Ottawa CityFolk Festival^
9/17 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center^
9/20 - Indianapolis, IN - Outlaw Music
9/21 - Louisville, KY - Bourbon & Beyond Festival^
9/23 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom^
9/25 - Moorhead, MN - Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheatre^
9/27 - Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater^
9/29 - Spokane, WA - First Interstate Center For The Arts^
10/1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater^
10/3 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater^
10/12 - Livingston, KY - Moonshiner's Ball
^w/ Robert Plant
& The Sensational Space Shifters.