Horsegirl – the Chicago trio of Penelope Lowenstein, Nora Cheng, and Gigi Reece – have shared a brand new single, ‘Billy’. Their debut launch for Matador, the observe was recorded at Chicago’s Electrical Audio and co-produced with John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile). Take a look at its accompanying video under, and scroll down for the band’s newly introduced 2022 US tour dates.
Horsegirl stated in an announcement concerning the new observe:
There was a interval of final 12 months the place the three of us spent on a regular basis collectively writing and recording. It was throughout this time, once we virtually lived in Penelope’s basement, that ‘Billy’ was written. Penelope had not too long ago examine Nick Drake’s alternate tunings prompting her to detune her guitar, whereas Nora overlaid a rhythmic vocal line detailing the lifetime of a fictional character, Billy. On the time, we had been listening to a whole lot of New Zealand underground bands (80’s/90’s Flying Nun). With that scrappiness in thoughts, we labored the remainder of the music out by means of improvising collectively, and ‘Billy’ shortly fell into place.
‘Billy’ is our first launch with a label, and it feels significantly particular that it’s with Matador, whom now we have admired since we have been younger. After a 12 months of laborious work, we’re very comfortable to lastly share music, particularly with those that have uplifted Horsegirl within the final 12 months. We really feel so grateful to have been in a position to document this music with John Agnello, who’s work we like, at Electrical Audio, a Chicago establishment. Recording this music was a dream expertise for us, and John has turn into a really trusted mentor.
Commenting on the video, they added: “We shot the ‘Billy’ music video with our buddies on a wet Chicago day and really feel significantly grateful for everybody who danced the twist with us, and people who gave us their house, digital camera gear, movie experience, and suggestions. This video is a love letter to our metropolis and buddies. The music is a love letter to previous music scenes we want we might have witnessed. Please take heed to ‘Billy’ in your kitchen with a bunch of fine buddies and dance alongside– we are able to’t wait to share it with you.”
The ‘Billy’ 7” can be out there on March 11, that includes a canopy of the Minutemen’s ‘Historical past Lesson Half 2’ on the B-side. Horsegirl beforehand launched the singles ‘Forecast’, ‘Sea Life Sandwhich Boy’, and ‘Ballroom Dance Scene’.
Horsegirl 2022 US Tour Dates:
Wed Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Thu Mar 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Sat Mar 19 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
Solar Mar 20 – Washington, DC – DC9
Tue Mar 22 – New York, NY – Market Resort