Rosie Tucker – Paperclip Maximizer

Rosie Tucker is a born songwriter, an evocative vocalist, an accomplished rock instrumentalist, and a funny gender-queer art weirdo serving up truly fresh indie rock with an ear for the long queer lineage of politically conscious singer-poets like The Indigo Girls, Ani Difranco, Tracy Chapman, and Glenn Copeland.

The songs that make up Tucker’s fourth LP, UTOPIA NOW! are career-defining, aiming to make a watermark high above most every other songwriter in their genre. The album comes out on March 22 via Sentimental Records.

Utopia Now!

“Paperclip Maximizer” references a Swedish thought experiment designed to illustrate how an artificial general intelligence could destroy humanity while pursuing seemingly harmless goals.

“And baby when you come to / you’ll find that everything you love has been consumed / you’re the winner, understood / doing well by doing good”. Don’t worry if that’s all a little heady for you, Tucker has compiled a Wiki citing and linking all of the references in UTOPIA NOW! It is…dense. Leave it to Rosie Tucker to turn a commercial piece of music into something that resembles studying for a standardized test.

Upcoming Rosie Tucker Tour Dates:

April 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

April 26 – Portland, OR @  Mano Oculta

April 27 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge

April 30 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

May 2 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

May 3 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House

May 4 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

May 7 – Boston, MA @ The Rockwell

May 8 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right

May 9 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong

May 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at Masquerade

May 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

May 14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk – Inside

May 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space


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