King Isis – SHED

Today, Oakland-born artist King Isis (they/she) is reclaiming their power with their new EP shed out March 21 via No Matter / Dirty Hit. Co-produced with Hello Yello (Jaden Wiggins & Martin Rodrigues), shed is a cathartic release of a past that no longer serves them and a rebirth for a brighter future that awaits.


Inspired by Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s seminal text Borderlands/La Frontera and its examination of snakes as a metaphor and theme of purging, shed comes as darkier, grungier follow up to the brighter alt-pop debut EP scales. In October of last year, King Isis gave us a taste of what’s to come with the intoxicating “MAKE IT UP” and is back with the melodic single “MONKI” to coincide with the EP announcement.

“‘MONKI’ is a song written in a space of rejection, pushing back against narratives and ideologies that were placed upon me to confine,” they say of the track. “I wrote ‘MONKI’ as a sonic representation of taking up space as my full authentic self.”

King Isis Tour Poster


2/22 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

2/24 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy

2/25  – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Upstairs

2/28 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

3/2 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe

3/4 – Nashville, TN – The End

3/5 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

3/7 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Bronze Peacock

3/9 – Dallas, TX – Dada

3/12 – Denver, CO – Moon Room

3/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

3/17 – Seattle, WA -The Crocodile – Madame Lou’s

3/18 – Portland, OR – Holocene

3/20 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

3/21 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy

3/24 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues Voodoo Room

3/25  – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge


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