Kate Bollinger – Shadows

Richmond, VA-based artist Kate Bollinger returns with her first song since the release of her 2020 EP, A word becomes a sound. Forced to finish her last EP in lockdown, Bollinger excitedly returned to sessions in the spring of 2021 to explore a new batch of songs, the first of which to emerge is “Shadows,” written by Kate with her longtime collaborator John Trainum and guitarist Chris Lewis. Warm and languid melodies mingle with pointed lyrics; there’s an air of mischief sweetened by a surreal, fish-eyed video directed by Bollinger’s childhood friend, Kia Wassenaar. “Maybe the last year made me want to hide a little,” says Bollinger, referring to the song’s abstract nature. “I made this song with two close friends of mine in our month-to-month storage space during a time when many things in my life were shifting. It was a complicated time with lots of conflicting feelings, which I think can be felt in the song.”

Today Kate also announces an upcoming tour with Real Estate, starting this Fall. These dates are in addition to her upcoming shows with the likes of Faye Webster, Jeff Tweedy, Annie Blackman, Overcoats, and more.

09/29/21 – NY, NY – Mercury Lounge – w/ Annie Blackman

09/30/21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Made – w/ Jeff Tweedy – SOLD OUT

10/01/21 – Washington, DC – Black Cat – w/ Overcoats

11/03/21 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall at Babeville – w/ Real Estate

11/04/21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom – w/ Real Estate

11/05/21 – Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch – w/ Real Estate

11/06/21 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme – w/ Real Estate

11/07/21 – Madison, WI – High Noon – w/ Real Estate

11/09/21 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre – w/ Real Estate

11/10/21 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue – w/ Real Estate

11/11/21 – Louisville, KY – Zanzibar – w/ Real Estate

11/12/21 – Lexington, KY – The Burl (Outdoors) – w/ Real Estate

11/13/21 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music Diner – w/ Real Estate

11/14/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall – w/ Real Estate

11/16/21 – New Haven, CT – Space Ballroom – w/ Real Estate

11/17/21 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace – w/ Real Estate

11/18/21 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts – w/ Real Estate

11/19/21 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios- w/ Real Estate – SOLD OUT

02/01/22 – Birmingham AL – Saturn – w/ Faye Webster

02/03/22 – Dallas, TX – Trees – w/ Faye Webster

02/04/22 – Austin, TX – The Parish – w/ Faye Webster

02/05/22 – Houston, TX – White Oak – w/ Faye Webster – SOLD OUT

02/07/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent – w/ Faye Webster

02/08/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah – w/ Faye Webster

02/10/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda – w/ Faye Webster

02/11/22 – Oakland, CA – New Parish – w/ Faye Webster – SOLD OUT

02/13/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom – w/ Faye Webster

02/14/22 – Seattle, WA – Neumos – w/ Faye Webster – SOLD OUT

02/15/22 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore – w/ Faye Webster

02/19/22 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown – w/ Faye Webster

02/21/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line – w/ Faye Webster

02/24/22 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe – w/ Faye Webster

02/25/22 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus – w/ Faye Webster

03/01/22 – NYC – Webster Hall – w/ Faye Webster

03/03/22 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theater – w/ Faye Webster

03/04/22 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle – w/ Faye Webster

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September 8th, 2021