Julia Holter Releases “Our Sorrows” Video, Announces New Tour Dates

RVNG PRSNTS JULIA HOLTER – EKSTASIS
Julia Holter collaborates with director Naomi Yang (Galaxie 500, Damon & Naomi) on video for “Our Sorrows”, launches and extends European tour, announces more US tour and festival dates, including shows with Sigur Rós.


Watch “Our Sorrows” video here

When Naomi Yang and Julia Holter began an e-mail dialogue about a potential video, it quickly became clear that “Our Sorrows” from Holter’s 2012 album Ekstasis carried the conceptual resonance the two artists would collaborate on.



According to Yang, a founding member of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi, “I was intrigued by the lyric in the chorus: ‘If you call out, I will follow.’ It didn’t seem to me that it was a statement of devotion addressed to a lover, but more about Julia listening for inner direction. When I mentioned this idea to Julia, she emphatically agreed. She said that she often thinks of her music as something that is inside her, almost like an intuition that she allows to lead her.”

About the working process, Yang states, “Julia and I developed the arc of the video as we worked, allowing what we filmed to determine where we would go next. We chose locations that in some way had a resonance to Julia’s actual daily life in LA, though I had an idea from the start that she should be making her way from an urban environment to a more pastoral one.”

Holter is presently touring in Europe, including stops this weekend at the Field Day and Forbidden Fruit festivals. Holter added additional European dates before her performance at Roskilde in Denmark and is also extensively touring the US and Canada late this summer and throughout the fall. Those dates – including a string of shows with Sigur Rós and stops at Hopscotch Festival and PopMontreal – listed below.

UK / European Summer 2012 Tour

6/1/12 – Cafe Oto – London, UK
6/2/12 – Field Day Festival – London, UK
6/3/12 – Engine House @ IABF – Manchester, UK
6/4/12 – Forbidden Fruit Festival – Dublin, IRL
6/5/12 – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK * w/ Peaking Lights
6/6/12 – Xoyo – London, UK * w/ Peaking Lights
6/7/12 – Tou Scene – Stavenger, NOR
6/9/12 – Only Connect Festival of Sound – Oslo, NOR
6/10/12 – Berghain – Berlin, GER
6/12/12 – Across @ Neues Museum – Nuernberg, GER
6/13/12 – Forum – Graz, AT
6/14/12 – Kong- Munich, GER
6/15/12 – Les Trinitaires – Metz, FR
6/16/12 – B-Sides Festival – Luzern, CH
6/17/12 – Spazioconcept – Milano, IT
6/19/12 – Menza Pri Koritu – Ljubljana, SLO
6/20/12 -Koo Koo Club – Athens, GRE
6/22/12 – Sidecar – Barcelona, ES
6/23/12 – Cafe Teatro @ Dia De La Musica – Madrid, ES
6/24/12 – Festival Sinsal- Vigo, ES
6/26/12 – Centro Cultural Vila Flor – Guimaraes, POR
6/27/12 – Galleria Ze De Bois – Lisbon, POR
7/3/12 – King Ludwig @ Museum Ludwig – Cologne, GER
7/4/12 – Thalia – Dresden, GER
7/5/12 – HBC – Berlin, GER
7/6/12 – Debaser – Malmo, SWE
7 7/12 – Roskilde – Copenhagen, DEN

US & Canada Fall 2012 Tour

8/8/12 – Paramount Theater – Seattle, WA
8/9/12 – Edgefield – Portland, OR
8/12/12 – Hollywood Forever – Los Angeles, CA
8/24/12 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
8/31/12 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
9/1/12 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
9/2/12 – Black Cat – Washington, DC
9/4/12 – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville, VA
9/6/12 – Hopscotch Festival – Seattle, WA
9/8/12 – The Old Church – Portland, OR
9/20/12 – SPACE Gallery – Portland, ME
9/21/12 – Church of St. John – Montreal, QC
9/22/12 – Legendary Horshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
9/24/12 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
9/25/12 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
9/26/12 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
9/28/12 – Pygmalion Music Festival – Champain-Urbana, IL
9/29/12 – Midpoint Music Festival – Seattle, WA
10/1/12 – Wexner Center – Columbus, OH
10/2/12 – Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA


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