Drawing from the androgynous folk-rock vocals so characteristic of early '60s and '70s outsider folk singers like Vashti Bunyan and Sibylle Baier, Weyes Blood's Natalie Mering never hesitates to dive head-first into complex and mature arrangements. The Pennsylvania native's latest track, "Hang On," which debuted on Pitchfork today, anticipates the October 21st release of her Mexican Summer debut, The Innocents; if this song is any indication, we're in for a more polished and crisp sound than that of her sinister lo-fi debut, The Outside Room. In spite of referencing the past, Weyes Blood isn't making anachronistic music, but rather blending psychedelic synthesizers, rock drums, and vocal layering effects to produce something that only could have been made today. Tourdates below.
8/10 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *
8/22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right #
09/06 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival !
09/07 Asheville, NC – Mothlight !
09/08 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light !
09/12 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery !
09/13 Savannah, GA – Hangfire !
09/14 Athens, GA – Secret Squirrel !
*w/ Tiny Ruines
# w/ Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn
! w/ Sun Araw