Rosali – Bite Down

Rosali by Asia Harman

Rosali shares the title track from her new album Bite Down, out March 22nd on Merge Records.

Bite Down

“Bite Down” is about tenacity and resolve in the face of despair: “Help me love, I can’t seem to / Walk through water / I can’t seem to bring myself ashore / Put aside your foolish pride / To move beyond the rising tide.” It is accompanied with a self-directed video that finds Rosali wandering the forest.

 Rosali explains: “I had a string of conversations with close friends and family during the first year of the pandemic and a lot of talk that would circle around to everything feeling pointless. ‘Bite Down’ is about perseverance over the drowning depression with a prayer to come up for air, to keep living. In our isolation, finding community and support is necessary. We can find freedom when we find humility and compassion for others and are able to receive the same. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, everything has a price — energetically speaking — we are responsible for each other and for all living things.”

The album is elevated further by Omaha’s finest: David Nance (bass, guitar), James Schroeder (guitar, synth), Kevin Donahue (drums, percussion) — the same band she enlisted for her beloved 2021 album No Medium — and Destroyer collaborator Ted Bois (keys). Bite Down showcases the band’s urgency and ambition, pushing each other not just to expand on what they’ve already done together, but to break through into altogether new territory. Dan Bejar of Destroyer describes the band’s alchemy as “a strange telepathic brew.”

Following a West Coast run supporting Merge labelmate Mary Timony, Rosali will embark on a headlining tour that includes stops in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and more. All dates will be full band performances with Rosali playing alongside Nance, Schroeder, and Donahue. A full list of dates is below and tickets are on sale now.

Rosali Tour Dates

Tue. March 19 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall

Wed. March 20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Atelier Mill

Thu. March 21 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

Sat. March 23 – Seattle, WA @ Clock-Out Lounge *

Sun. March 24 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *

Mon. March 25 – Chico, CA @ Naked Lounge

Tue. March 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *

Wed. March 27 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *

Thu. March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room *

Fri. March 29 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *

Sat. March 30 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *

Sun. March 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Dirty Drummer

Mon. April 1 – Marfa, TX @ The Pony

Tue. April 2 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas

Wed. April 3 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

Thu. April 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Fri. April 5 – Asheville, NC @ Eulogy

Sat. April 6 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook

Tue. April 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

Wed. April 10 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s

Thu. April 11 – Boston, MA @ The Rockwell

Fri. April 12 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory at Baker Falls

Sat. April 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Mon. April 15 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern

Tue. April 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Little Rose

Wed. April 17 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House

Thu. April 18 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle

Fri. April 19 -Davenport, IA @ The Racoon Motel

Sat. April 20 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s

Wed. July 24 – Sat. July 27 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Merge 35)

* = supporting Mary Timony


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