U.S. Girls will release Half Free on September 25th on 4AD.
The second track to be heard from the album, "Woman's Work," debuts online today, accompanied by another hypnotic video directed and edited by Remy. Following up on the release of the mutant dub of "Damn That Valley" earlier this year, "Woman's Work" builds further anticipation and intrigue; Remy has delivered a nagging, arpeggio-laced stormer, picking away at the themes of beauty and neurosis, with a video that examines our collective paralysis in the face of aging.
The 405 described "Woman's Work" as "unnerving, lamenting vocals intensively weaving and piledriving through the glistening shards and smithereens of the track," while Paper praised the accompanying video as a "dizzying, sepia-toned exploration of looks-related neurosis...it's a poignant jab at the intrinsic 'female burden' of beauty that darts between close-ups, grainy stills and bleached-out shots."
This fall, U.S. Girls will tour with Peaches, as well as one-offs coming soon with Yuck and Timber Timbre; more dates will be announced soon:
1st - Bad Bonn, Dudingen, Switzerland
2nd - La Graviere, Geneva, Switzerland
4th - Haus der Beliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany
5th - Half Moon, Hudson NY, US
6th - Pier 84, New York NY, US *
21st - Arboretum Festival, Ottawa ON, Canada
10th - Le National, Montreal QC, Canada +
1st - Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA, US #
2nd - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA, US #
3rd - Mezzanine, San Francisco CA, US #
5th - Roseland Theatre, Portland OR, US #
6th - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC, Canada #
* - w/ Yuck
+ - w/ Timber Timbre
# - w/ Peaches