September 22nd, 2022

Hannah Jadagu

Today, Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 marks the release of Hannah Jadagu’s (pron. juh-dah-goo) “Say It Now,” a new single and official video directed by Jade De Brito.  The song was written and arranged by Hannah, co-produced by Max Robert Baby and Hannah, and mixed by Marcus Linon in Paris.

Hannah says of the song and video, which was shot in Paris this past summer, “‘Say It Now’ is my sort of inner reflection on where things have gone wrong in my past interactions and relationships with other people. Sonically and lyrically, I feel as though this song signifies me venturing into a new world that is even more intense and vulnerable.” She continues, “Making this video was so special because I got to make it during my first visit to Paris. We shot it in about 2 days, showcasing a sort of “day in the life” where I do studio work and get to go around the city. It’s a nice contrast to the lyrical content because there’s truly no time to be sad in Paris.”

“Say It Now“ is Hannah’s lone release for 2022, but keep an eye out for an as-yet-to-be-titled full length LP, due out sometime in 2023.

Hannah is also announcing a run of UK and EU support and festival dates for November 2022.

Fri. Oct. 07 – New York, NY – Knockdown Center ^

Fri. Nov. 04 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club [Sold Out] *

Sat. Nov. 05 – Glasgow, UK – Maryhill Community Central Halls *

Sun. Nov. 06 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla *

Tue. Nov. 08 – Bristol, UK – Thekla *

Wed. Nov. 09 – Brighton, UK – Komedia [Sold Out] *

Thu. Nov. 10 – London, UK – Pitchfork Music Festival London (@ Oslo)

Fri. Nov. 18 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris (@ Avant Garde)

*w/ Faye Webster

^ w/ Frankie Cosmos + IAN SWEET


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August 19th, 2022

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett’s Here and There festival is officially underway with the first half of the tour now complete. The first 7 shows featured incredible performances from Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail, Alvvays, They Hate Change, Faye Webster, Bartees Strange, The Beths, Quinn Christpherson, Hana Vu and Caroline Rose. The tour will now head to the West Coast where Barnett will be joined at various points by Arooj Aftab, Bedouine, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Sleater-Kinney, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. As Paste Magazine put it, “If a festival tour with a rotating lineup of some of the best indie-rock artists out there right now compiled by an excellent artist in her own right sounds like a dream to you, we’re here to inform you that you’re wide awake and it’s happening.” A full city-by-city summary can be found below.

Here and There

To celebrate the incredible coming together of these wonderful artists, Barnett has today released a very rare and limited edition run of 600 cassette tapes where all funds raised will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth.

Earlier this week the demo for Sleater-Kinney’s Complex Female Characters was released. 

#counrtneybarnett #Hereandtherefest 

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August 10th, 2022

Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett’s Here and There festival is officially underway with the first shows featuring  the masterful Quinn Christopherson and the always incredible Lucy Dacus. Also joining Barnett at various points on the line-up will be Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Men I Trust, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, They Hate Change, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. A full city-by-city summary can be found here.

See Courtney live from 2018 here

Here and There Fest

To celebrate the incredible coming together of these wonderful artists, Barnett is releasing a very rare and limited edition run of 1200 cassette tapes where all funds raised will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth. B-Sides can be ordered here.

Courtney Barnett has also released here demo of “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight” 


Here And There: B-Sides, Live Tracks + Demos Tracklisting:


1 – Julia Jacklin – Vegas Wedding (Demo)

2 – Bedouine – Wasn’t Me (Live)

3 – The Beths – Keep The Distance (Demo)

4 – Faye Webster – Come To Atlanta (Live from Chase Park Transduction)


5 – Sleater-Kinney – Complex Female Characters (Live)

6 – Courtney Barnett – If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight (Demo)

7 – Caroline Rose – Soma (Demo)

8 – Hana Vu – Maker (Live From The Parking Lot Sessions)

#hereandtherefest #courtneymelba

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July 10th, 2022


22nd Annual: The Underground Music Showcase 2022

Denver, CO

July 29-31, 2022

Denver’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS) features over 150 acts from all over the nation. The festival, now in its 22nd year has a number of changes. We’re spotlighting 2 of them, and the artists involved here..

Youth On Record

Youth on Record was founded in 2008 with the mission to designs and implements strengths-based, music-centered programs intended to equip young people from historically under-resourced communities with the skills needed to find success in life by advancing their academic success, increasing their economic opportunities and career skills, and strengthening their community connections and networks. This year Youth on Record took a 49% interest in UMS. As part of that they’ve brought their own signature events to UMS including:

Impact Show July 30, 2022 – New to UMS this year, the Impact Show is part of a festival-wide focus on supporting mental wellness and the prevention of substance misuse among musicians and an anticipated 10,000 festival attendees. The inaugural show will feature the Seratones, A funk-soul-rock band from Louisiana that marries spirituality, protest, Black feminism, and Afrofuturism.

Youth on Record will also have Impact Days preceding UMS on July 27 & 28, 2022 from 12-6 MST at Youth on Record.

A two-day intensive hosted by Youth on Record and open to all musicians and artists participating in the UMS, Impact Days will serve as an industry-focused kick-off for the festival. Artists, music industry and community leaders will provide skill-sharing workshops, networking, professional development, and wellness coaching opportunities to local and emerging artists. Focused on artmaking, Impact, and Economic Opportunity, Impact Days are designed to build the foundation for institutional resources that will serve musicians, artists, and the creative industries for years to come.

Dozens of industry and arts leaders will host panels, workshops and coaching sessions; industry and arts leaders will be paid for their time. During the pilot year, the event is free to all participating artists. Between sessions, participants will be invited to participate in “care” practices including yoga, access to mental health resources, sober bars, and healthy foods.

Black FretBlack Fret is a nationwide membership organization with chapters in Austin, Seattle and now Colorado. Black Fret’s goal is to create a global network of connected communities, all supporting their local music economies. And in the process of creating this network, provide opportunities for our Black Fret bands to travel between cities, playing bigger gigs and being paid for shows they would not have had the opportunity to otherwise.

Recently Black Fret Colorado announced its 2022 Black Fret Awardees. The inaugural Black Fret Awardee artists were nominated by local industry experts and founding members in Colorado. They represent a broad spectrum of musical genres and reflect the depth of Colorado’s remarkable talent. They are:

Alysia Kraft*

Bevin Luna

Big Richard

Claire Heywood


Kayla Marque*


Sickly Hecks

Veronica May

Zoe Berman*

*indicates playing 2022 UMS



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April 13th, 2022

Faye Webster

Today, Faye Webster announces Car Therapy Sessions, an EP of new and re-imagined songs by Webster, backed by a full orchestra. Car Therapy Sessions will be released on April 29th via Secretly Canadian. To mark the occasion she has shared the title track, “Car Therapy,” and its companion video directed by Sean Valdivieso and edited by hbaCreate.

“I have a vivid memory of walking around London in 2018 listening to a mix of Jonny, which I had just written. I remember thinking “I want to perform this song with an orchestra”. I truly have had my heart set on it since then, always talking about it and figuring out how or when to make it happen,” says Webster.

“I chose these songs mostly for them being some of my favorites but also thinking about how different they would sound with an orchestra. Especially Cheers, I feel like that’s the one song people wouldn’t think I would choose but that’s exactly why I did. Trey also made all the arrangements so that they start off playing songs of mine that I didn’t end up choosing, which I thought was brilliant.

The recording experience was beautiful, I was truly fighting tears. I think I had actually even cried listening to the demos. I was put in a position where I could see the conductor as well as the producer, which I needed because I honestly couldn’t pick up on my cues sometimes even though I wrote the songs. I was so distracted in how beautiful the orchestra sounded I would forget to sing sometimes.”


*With Haim

April 29 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA

May 04 – Moody Amphitheatre – Austin, TX*

May 05 – The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX*

May 06 – 713 Music Hall – Houston, TX*

May 08 – Daily’s Place – Jacksonville, FL*

May 09 – FPL Solar Amphitheatre – Miami, FL*

May 11 – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA*

May 13 – The Anthem – Washington D.C.*

May 14 – The Anthem – Washington D.C.*

May 17 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY*

May 19 – Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center – Cincinnati, OH*

May 20 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN*

Aug 12 – XL Live – Harrisburg, PA

Aug 13 – Mass MoCA – North Adams, MA

Aug 14 – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards – LaFayette, NY

Aug 19 – Royale – Boston, MA

Aug 26-28 – Thing Festival – Port Townsend, WA

Aug 28 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC

Sept 16 – Primavera Sound Festival – Los Angeles, CA


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March 24th, 2022

Here and There Fest

Courtney Barnett today announces ‘Here And There,’ a boutique touring festival with a rotating line-up featuring many of the most exciting songwriters in music today. This August and September, Barnett will take the one-day, one-stage festival to 15 locations around North America, each city with an extraordinary and unique line-up.

Joining Barnett at various points on the line-up will be Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Lido Pimienta, Lucy Dacus, Men I Trust, Quinn Christopherson, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. A full city-by-city summary can be found below.

Barnett says: “When I was a kid I would make mix-tapes and dream up my own festivals, I’d even design the t-shirts and pair up musicians for iconic collaborations. I’d listen to the mix-tape and pretend it was the live recording of a concert, all my favorite artists on stage together. 10 years ago I wrote this lyric: “I got lost somewhere between here and there, I’m not sure what the town was called”. Whether that was meant to be interpreted as a geographical, emotional or philosophical journey, I thought it was the perfect title for my roaming festival.

This concept was something that remained floating in the back of my mind when I started playing music. Here And There feels like a natural culmination of energy after years of touring, and ten years of  working on my label Milk! Records. It’s something I’ve been forever daydreaming about, and part of an always evolving project to share spaces and build new platforms for art and artists that I believe in.

It’s always been important to me to share the stage with people that I admire and artists that inspire me, which is why I’m so excited and grateful to announce this amazing lineup.”

Courtney is thrilled to have The Ally Coalition (TAC) at Here and There. TAC will be partnering with Here And There to provide site-specific programs throughout the tour. Founded in 2013 by Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, TAC is committed to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth through tours, campaigns and partnerships, providing support to organizations serving LGBTQ Youth. TAC partners with artists and uses their platforms to raise awareness of the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population and activate prominent members of the creative community and their fan bases to engage with these issues in meaningful and impactful ways. This year, TAC is touring with a range of incredible artists, including Courtney Barnett, Bleachers, Big Thief, Faye Webster, Beach Bunny and Caroline Rose.

Courtney is partnering with Plus1 to donate $1/ticket to TAC and their work supporting LGBTQ Youth across the country.


8/8/2022 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland              

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Quinn Christopherson


8/9/2022 – St. Louis, MO – The Factory   

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Quinn Christopherson


8/10/2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora          

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Quinn Christopherson


8/12/2022 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live        

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Faye Webster

Caroline Rose


8/13/2022 – North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA

Courtney Barnett

Lucy Dacus

Men I Trust

Faye Webster

The Beths

Bartees Strange

Hana Vu


8/14/2022 – Syracuse, NY – Beak N Skiff

Courtney Barnett

Snail Mail

Faye Webster

Hana Vu


8/16/2022 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed

Courtney Barnett


The Beths


8/20/2022 – Portland, OR – Edgefield


Courtney Barnett


Fred Armisen


8/21/2022 – Seattle, WA – Marymoore

Courtney Barnett



Fred Armisen

Leith Ross


8/23/2022 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater

Courtney Barnett

Lido Pimienta


8/26/2022 – Stanford, CA – Frost Amphitheater

Courtney Barnett

Japanese Breakfast

Chicano Batman

Julia Jacklin


8/28/2022 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s

Courtney Barnett

Indigo De Souza

Ethel Cain


8/31/2022 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory

Courtney Barnett

Wet Leg

Indigo De Souza


9/1/2022 – Austin, TX -ACL Moody

Courtney Barnett

Indigo De Souza

Ethel Cain


9/3/2022 – Denver, CO  – Mission Ballroom

Japanese Breakfast

Courtney Barnett

Arooj Aftab


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November 10th, 2021

Richmond, VA-based artist Kate Bollinger has signed to Ghostly International and released a video for her new single “Yards / Gardens.” Bollinger is currently on tour with Real Estate and will support Faye Webster on tour next year. She has also announced a 2022 European tour and a special hometown headline show in Richmond. All dates below.

“Yards / Gardens” finds Bollinger in full swing, skipping verses of uncertainty above a bright and nimble bassline and kick. Guitarist Chris Lewis weaves throughout, his riffs unravel across the bridge, trailing her lines like ellipses. Written with Trainum and Lewis, “Yards / Gardens” reflects “feeling resistant to change, during a time when it felt like everything was changing,” says Bollinger. Growing up has become a motif in her work, but she’s never sidestepped the concept in quite this way. Here, self-assured and surrounded by vivid production, she leans back in the grass, letting expectations breeze by, reminding herself she’ll tend to things in good time.

“For ‘Yards / Gardens,’ Kate and I wanted to take the sonic spirit of the track and translate its feeling into the video instead of using the direct lyrical meaning,” says the video’s director Mitch deQuilettes. “We wanted to give homage to 60’s & 70’s films such as Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou, Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge and Altman’s The Long Goodbye. It was important to us to keep the piece campy and light, while keeping it grounded in realism.”


11/10/21 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue *

11/11/21 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzibar *

11/12/21 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl (Outdoors) *

11/13/21 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *

11/14/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Music Hall *

11/16/21 – New Haven, CT @ Space Ballroom *

11/17/21 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *

11/18/21 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts *

11/19/21 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios * – SOLD OUT

02/01/22 – Birmingham AL @ Saturn ^

02/03/22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees ^ – SOLD OUT

02/04/22 – Austin, TX @ The Parish ^ – SOLD OUT

02/05/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak ^ – SOLD OUT

02/07/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent ^

02/08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^ – SOLD OUT

02/09/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda ^

02/10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda ^ – SOLD OUT

02/11/22 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish ^ – SOLD OUT

02/13/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^ – SOLD OUT

02/14/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^ – SOLD OUT

02/15/22 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore ^

02/19/22 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown ^

02/21/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^

02/22/22 – Chicago, IL @ Metro ^

02/24/22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe ^ – SOLD OUT

02/25/22 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus ^

02/28/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale ^

03/01/22 – New York City, NY @ Webster Hall ^

03/03/22 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater ^

03/04/22 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle ^ – SOLD OUT

03/05/22 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall

04/30/22 – Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club

05/03/22 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana

05/04/22 – London, UK @ Colours

05/06/22 – Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club

05/07/22 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club

05/09/22 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint

05/10/22 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK @ The Cluny

05/11/22 – Manchester, UK @ YES

05/15/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

05/16/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique

05/17/22 – Stuttgart, DE @ Café Galao

05/19/22 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus Szimpla

05/20/22 – Darmstadt, DE @ Bedroomdisco

05/21/22 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up!

* w/ Real Estate

^ w/ Faye Webster


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September 8th, 2021

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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June 23rd, 2021

Faye Webster releases a video for her new single “A Dream With A Baseball Player,” from her anticipated new album, I Know I’m Funny HaHa , out this Friday, on Secretly Canadian. The song is a snapshot of Webster’s one-time teenage crush on Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., who she met when she was invited to sing at a Braves game in 2019. The music video was directed by Swinsky.

 “A song about Ronald Acuna Jr, obviously. Off tour I spent so much of my time watching baseball that I thought I wanted to be a baseball player. But I’m not, so I guess the next best thing was having a crush on one,” says Webster. “I guess this song explains what having a crush feels like. Having made up conversations with them in your head even though you don’t speak their language, wearing their team jersey every day, things that make you feel closer to this person that you don’t know at all. But I sang at the Braves game, and they let us meet so I think I got that one out of my system.”

Webster is also adding dates to her tour:

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May 19th, 2021

Bachelor & TBA Present – Doomin’ Sun Fest

June 10, 2021

6pm EST

To Benefit Seeding Sovereignty

Bachelor—the collaborative project of Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner—will release its debut album Doomin’ Sun on May 28th via Polyvinyl Record Co. (North America), Lucky Number (ROW) and Milk! Records (AUS/NZ). To celebrate the album release they have also announced Doomin’ Sun Fest, a massive livestream festival / telethon to benefit and uplift Seeding Sovereignty. The festival will take place on June 10 starting at 6pm ET., and will be followed by a virtual afterparty inside the 3D social game Hotel Hideaway
Created as a chance to gather for “Community, Compassion, Climate, and Celebration,” Doomin’ Sun Fest will be FREE to attend, but donations to Seeding Sovereignty will be highly encouraged. The organization is an Indigenous-led collective working to radicalize and disrupt colonized spaces through land, body, and food sovereignty work, community building, and cultural preservation. 
Melina & Ellen will live-host Doomin’ Sun Fest, which will culminate in the first ever Bachelor concert, shot and directed by Haoyan Of America with designer Richie Brown, powered by HIFI Labs. “Basically we just wanna have fun celebrating our album release, raise funds for Seeding Sovereignty, and get people excited about donating and opening their hearts to themes of the fest – the “4 C’s” as we call them – that are driving this endeavor,” note Ellen and Melina.


Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief
Alexis from Sleigh Bells w/ Young Women Who Crush
Alynda Segarra (Hurray For The Riff Raff)
Andy Shauf
Bartees Strange
Beach Bunny
Becca Mancari
Benjamin Gibbard
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts
Christelle Bofale
Courtney Barnett
Faye Webster
Frankie Cosmos
Hand Habits
Japanese Breakfast
Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Tweedy
Jessi Frick of Father Daughter Records
Jose James + Taali
Julia Jacklin
Julien Baker
Kero Kero Bonito
KR from Decolonize UnConference
Lala Lala
Long Beard
Lucy Dacus
Luna Li
Madeline Kenney
Madison McFerrin
Mannequin Pussy
Manu Grace
Quinn Christopherson
Sen Morimoto
Soccer Mommy
Soft Glas
Sylvan Esso
Tank & the Bangas
Tegan and Sara

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April 27th, 2021

Today, Atlanta wunderkind Faye Webster announces her new album, I Know I’m Funny haha, out June 25th on Secretly Canadian. To mark the occasion she has released the first single, “Cheers” and its companion music video directed by Matt Swinsky. “This song has always felt like a standout from the record to me. It was the kind of song where you’re like ‘oh yeah, this is the one,’” Webster says of “Cheers.” “Right after the first take. It felt different to me and it made it feel like I was entering a new era and chapter for myself. It’s kind of the outlier on the record but at the same time is still so original and identifying to myself. Also it just makes me feel like a badass for once.” The video features Faye hanging with Atlanta’s dirt bike scene king SIG and the Real Bike Life Only riders. “I’ve known SIG and the bike life guys for many years now. If cameras were not present these guys are still riding for their own enjoyment. People love what they do and yet there are still many people who are so quick to judge and label them in a hateful way. Everyone of them that I’ve met has been kind, welcoming and hospitable to us so that inspires me to continue documenting them the best I can,” says Swinsky.

This fall, Webster will head out on a headlining tour in support of the album kicking off September 7th in Columbus, Ohio at A&R Bar. Highlights include Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 21st, Mercy Lounge in Nashville on September 27th and the tour closer at Terminal West in her hometown of Atlanta. Tour presale starts Wednesday 28th April while general on-sale will be on Friday at 10am local time. For more information and tickets visit

09/07/21 – A&R Bar – Columbus, OH

09/08/21 – Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH

09/09/21 – Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN

09/13/21 – El Club – Detroit, MI

09/14/21 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA

09/15/21 – 9th Ward – Buffalo, NY

09/17/21 – Higher Ground – Burlington, VT

09/18/21 – Portland House of Music, Portland, ME

09/20/21 – Sinclair – Boston, MA

09/21/21 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – New York, NY

09/23/21 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA

09/24/21 – Union Stage – Washington D.C.

09/25/21 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA

09/27/21 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN

09/29/21 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

09/30/21 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

I Know I’m Funny haha marks the latest effort from the 23 year old artist and her most fully realized effort to date. Though she usually tackles album making in a song by song approach, 2020 necessitated a more intensive recording process. Webster immediately knew the Athens-based players she wanted to record with, and headed into the studio with producer/mixer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Of Montreal, Kishi Bashi). They assembled a band including Harold Brown on drums, Bryan Howard on bass, Nic Rosen on keys and Matt “Pistol” Stoessel on pedal steel – one of the most reliable and essential musi In the two years since Atlanta Millionaire Club, Webster’s profile has steadily risen—as she played festivals like Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo and found her way onto none other than Barack Obama’s 2020 year-end list—and she also fell in love. “This record is coming from a less lonely place,” Webster says of I Know I’m Funny haha, which finds her sound fuller, brighter, and more confident. “When I wrote AMC, I was living by myself and on some don’t-know-what-to-do-with-my-own-time type shit. But now I’m living with my partner; I’m happy most of the time. I’m in such a different place. These songs aren’t necessarily happier, but it’s a different vibe.”

The album began for Webster with the stirring ballad “In a Good Way,” as in “You make me want to cry in a good way”—an instant-classic Faye Webster one-liner. It’s beguilingly simple (as is her fantastic self-directed video), the kind of melody and arrangement that seem to have existed forever. “I didn’t know that I was capable of being happy right now,” Webster sings, and she says her own writing surprised her, too. “When I wrote that song, I was like Damn, I didn’t know I could write these kinds of songs! I feel like it set the mood for the rest of the album.” A sense of relief charges the neo-psychedelic pop of “Cheers,” where Webster experiments with an overdriven guitar tone. She also collaborated, on “Overslept,” with the Japanese artist Mei Ehara, who she calls the biggest influence on her new music.

“A Dream About a Baseball Player” is Webster’s oldest song on the record, a snapshot of her one-time teenage crush on Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr.—who she actually met when she was invited to sing at a Braves game in 2019. The song is no doubt a testament to I Know I’m Funny haha’s brilliantly colloquial title. But more than humor, Webster’s music is full of personality. (This also shines through her work as an accomplished photographer of portraits and still lifes.) Many of her songs contain bits of girl-group-esque talk-singing, which color her atypical story-songs. The title track, for example, reflects on a dinner with her partner and his sisters, one of whom told her she’s funny.

“One of my favorite things about songwriting is taking thoughts that people don’t really think are worthy, or might overlook, and highlighting them,” Webster says. (She also comes alive when describing hobbies like chess and yo-yoing.) “I like saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody’s saying. Sometimes you can’t really sing them, or make them pretty. So I’ll just say it, just talk. I’ve become more purposeful with it.”

Webster started recording I Know I’m Funny haha before the coronavirus pandemic, but with the 2020 shutdowns, she had to switch up her typically spontaneous song-by-song studio approach for most of the album. She tried recording with her band for a COVID-safe two-week studio stretch, but ultimately left, recording vocals at home on Garageband: “I did the rest of the vocals in my bedroom, which is what I’ve done and what I’m used to, and what I prefer,” she says of her intimate singing style. The entirety of the album’s stunning, acoustic closer “Half of Me” was tracked by Webster alone at home. And the uncertainty of life in 2020 also seeped into some of her lyrics, as on the gorgeous “Better Distractions” (which landed on Obama’s playlist), a song about missing a loved one and wondering “What’s next?”

Accepting the challenges, Webster says she’s in a growth mindset, pushing herself to learn more, to be more vulnerable. “Growth is really important to me,” she says. “I hope people will relate to my songs, and not just be like ‘this is a good record’ but ‘this makes me feel something. This is making me think differently, this is making me question things.’ I told myself a few years ago that I was going to be more honest in my songwriting, that honesty is the best route to take with music. If I have a voice and people are listening to me, I’m not going to waste it.”

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