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JULIANNA BARWICK PLOTS NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

JULIANNA BARWICK PLOTS US TOUR WITH OKKERVIL RIVER
ANNOUNCES FULL NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
‘THE MAGIC PLACE’ LP OUT NOW ON ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS

VIDEO: “The Magic Place”

Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place video

Julianna Barwick plots North American and European tour dates for this Spring and Summer. Barwick will join Okkervil River and Titus Andronicus for several US tour dates in June. The Magic Place is the critically acclaimed LP from Julianna Barwick out now on Asthmatic Kitty Records.

“The Magic Place was a tree on our farm,” says Louisiana-raised Brooklynite Julianna Barwick. “It was in the back pasture. It was one tree that grew up, down and around. You had to crawl in and once you were inside, it was like there were different rooms, and you could actually lay in the branches. We named it ‘The Magic Place’ because it really was magical, especially for a kid, and that’s how I feel about my life right now—without trying to sound too hippy dippy or cosmic, this year has definitely been a magical one.”

Julianna’s mostly-a-capella music is built from her voice multi-tracked through a loop station. There’s more backing instrumentation on this one than on previous albums but it’s the vocals—soaring high in reverb-drenched, wordless harmonies—that matter most here. It’s the layered fragments and pieces that become an intricate pattern through technology; it’s the sound of a rising thing, a big group harmony as a splash of sunlight through a car window, a sound that feels like hope and ascendance and patience and intimacy.

North American and European Tour Dates
Apr 10 Los Angeles CA – Founders Park (KXSC Festival)
Apr 14 Poughkeepsie NY – Vassar College
Apr 15 New York NY – Barnard College
Apr 16 Madison NJ – Drew University
May 18 Amsterdam NL – De Duif (w/ Bill Callahan)
May 19 Glassgow UK – Captain’s Rest
May 20 Dublin IRE – TBA
May 22 London UK – Slaughtered Lamb
May 23 Manchester UK – Kraak Gallery
May 24 London UK – Rough Trade
May 25 Paris FR – Espace B
May 27 Dudingen CH – Kilbi Festival
May 28 Pisa IT – Caracol
May 30 Ravenna IT – Hana Bi
Jun 02 Ljublijana SLO – Trubarjeva Hisa Literatura
Jun 03 Istanbul TUR – Arkaoda
Jun 06 Hamburg GER – Astra Stube
Jun 07 Dresden GER – Thalia
Jun 08 Berlin GER – HBC
Jun 14 Omaha NE – Slowdown
Jun 15 Denver CO – Bluebird Theater *
Jun 16 Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge *
Jun 17 Toronto ON – NXNE
Jun 18 Seattle WA – Neptune Theatre *
Jun 20 Vancouver BC – The Vogue Theatre *
Jun 21 Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom *
Jun 22 Berkeley CA – Fox Theater *
Jun 23-25 Calgary AB – Sled Island
Jul 03 Roskilde DK – Roskilde Festival

* with Okkervil River and Titus Andronicus

Praise for Julianna Barwick
“”A singer who loops and layers her own voice to form a vast one-woman chorus, Barwick belonged in the church that had been converted into a music venue for SXSW. It’s too easy to call her music a religious experience in that setting, but it sure was nice – at times overwhelmingly so.” Esquire

“There’s euphoric joy in these slow-building choral pieces that celebrates the human voice with humility — You only realize its repetitive simplicity when Barwick takes everything away and lets silence sing more than we ever thought it could.” NPR

“There’s something in her music that brings it back down to earth. It feels human, imperfect, and intimate, and the line of communication is one-to-one. Despite her music’s often epic sweep, it can feel like she is whispering in our ears. So the sense of the sublime, which permeates every note of her material, ultimately works on a humble scale.” Pitchfork [Best New Music]

“She sings the way Julee Cruise does: moving beyond language to instead weave pink clouds, paint scarcely glimpsed heavenly vistas, and infuse dim childhood memories with golden light.” Village Voice

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