TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 8/19/21 Edition

August 19. 2021 | By Wayne Jessup

Welcome back to another Tracks, kicking off this week fittingly with the hypnotic “Come With Me”, the new single from Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt, Childbirth). Her 2nd solo LP Zorked is due out 10/15 on Suicide Squeeze.

Hand Habits takes it up a level with their latest LP Fun House, out 10/22 on Saddle Creek. First single “Aquamarine” finds Meg Duffy teaming up with Sasami Ashworth, whose production vision adds depth, taking Hand Habit’s singular sound in a new direction.

We last touched base with LA duo Broken Baby (Amber Bollinger and Alex Dezen), for their summer split single with Egg Drop Soup. They’re back with a new ripper “Hand Heat”, from their forthcoming LP Late State Optimism, out 9/24 on Poor Man Records, as well as fall tour dates supporting Skating Polly.

Closing out this week with a bang, it’s not one, but two new songs from Big Thief. Continuing to push the parameters of their sound, “Little Things” dials up the urgency, while “Sparrow” harks back to that ‘flying at night’ vibe they’ve fully made their own. Keep your eyes peeled for selected dates this fall, including 8/21 at the Garden Amp in Garden Grove, CA, as well as Adrianne Lenker West Coast solo shows in December.

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