U.S. Girls Announce 'Heavy Light,' Plot North American Tour
Listen to the band's rework of 2013's "Overtime"
Published Jan 13, 2020Meg Remy's latest album as U.S. Girls arrived less than two years ago, and today, news of the follow-up has finally surfaced. U.S. Girls' seventh studio record Heavy Light is set to arrive March 6 via Royal Mountain Records/4AD.
Alongside the record announcement, U.S. Girls have shared a rework of 2013's "Overtime" (including accompanying visuals), as well as plans for an extensive North American tour.
The tour commences next month in Toronto, making stops in Montreal and Vancouver before wrapping up in Philadelphia, PA, in May. The tour will see the band accompanied by seven additional vocalists for three of the 30 dates, in Toronto, Montreal and New York City.
U.S. Girls recorded Heavy Light "live off the floor, resulting in an organic and powerful album" with 20 session musicians, including E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons. The record features 10 new songs, as well as three reworked tracks from the group's discography.
Heavy Light is U.S. Girls' follow-up to 2018's In a Poem Unlimited. Exclaim! recently named it one of the 50 Best Canadian Albums of the 2010s, while album cut "Velvet 4 Sale" was named one of the 50 Best Canadian Songs of the 2010s.
Listen to "Overtime" below, where you'll also find the Heavy Light's tracklisting and U.S. Girls' full North American tour schedule.
Pre-order Heavy Light here. That's the album cover above.
1. 4 American Dollars
4. Advice To Teenage Self
5. State House (It's A Man's World)
6. Born To Lose
7. And Yet It Moves / Y Se Mueve
8. The Most Hurtful Thing
9. Denise, Don't Wait
10. Woodstock '99
11. The Color Of Your Childhood Bedroom
12. The Quiver To The Bomb
13. Red Ford Radio
02/15 Toronto, ON - Paradise Theatre
02/16 Montreal, QC - Le Ministère
02/18 New York, NY - The Dance
04/04 Detroit, MI - MOCAD
04/05 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
04/06 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
04/07 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
04/09 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
04/10 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
04/12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
04/13 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
04/16 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
04/14 Boise, ID - The Olympic
04/17 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
04/18 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
04/20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
04/21 San Jose, CA - The Ritz
04/22 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge Hollywood Forever
04/24 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
04/25 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
04/27 Austin, TX - Antone's
04/28 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
04/29 Houston, TX - Continental Club
05/01 Memphis, TN - The Greenroom at Crosstown Arts
05/02 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
05/03 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
05/05 Washington, DC - U Street
05/06 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg
05/07 Boston, MA - Sinclair
05/08 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live