Julia Holter premieres new video for ‘Horns Surrounding Me’

Julia Holter - Horns Surrounding Me

Coinciding with a long European tour that kicks off today in Nantes at the Soy Festival, Julia Holter has unleashed a video for the unusually loud and infectious ‘Horns Surrounding Me’. The track is taken from her third album Loud City Song, released this summer via Domino. The video, based on a concept by Ramona Gonzalez, aka Nite Jewel, was directed by Angus Borsos who describes it as a “soft Disney nightmare”. Watch it below.

Julia Holter announces new album and unveils first cut

Julia Holter - World

At the end of last year, Julia Holter signed to Domino who re-released her somophore album Ekstasis. Its follow up and also her first proper album release on the label, Loud City Song, has just been announced.
According to the press release, Collette’s 1944 novella Gigi, the work of Joni Mitchell and the poetry of Frank O’Hara have inspired her upcoming record.
Loud City Song is described as “both a continuation and a furthering of the fiercely singular and focused vision displayed by its predecessors, taking as it does Holter’s rare gift for merging high concept, compositional prowess and experimentation with pop sensibility and applying it to a set of even more daringly beautiful arrangements and emotionally resonant songs”.

The album is due out on August 19th but ahead of it, she is seducing our ears with the opening track ‘World’ and an accompanying video directed by Rick Bahto.

Julia Holter signs to Domino and re-releases somophore album Ekstasis

Julia Holter‘s excellent and widely acclaimed second album Ekstasis, released earlier this year via RVNG Intl, is being reissued by Domino on December 3rd digitally and on CD. The double vinyl edition arrives a couple of weeks later.

“Ekstasis is an album that reflects both the conventions of Holter’s extensive classical training and natural pop flair – as carefully considered from a compositional perspective as it is immediately affecting”, as the label puts it.

‘Goddess Eyes II’ is the first mesmerising cut off Ekstasis chosen by Domino to entice everyone’s ears. The single drops on December 10th and you can listen to it below.

Mixtape #27

  1. Elfin Saddle – The Changing Wind [Constellation Records]
  2. Gulp – Diamonds In The Sky [E.L.K.]
  3. CocoRosie – Tearz For Animals (Feat. Antony Hegarty) [Touch And Go]
  4. Primus – Lee Van Cleef [ATO Records / Prawn Song]
  5. Esmerine – Front End Loader [Constellation Records]
  6. Dan Deacon – Lots [Domino]
  7. Animal Collective – Honeycomb [Domino]
  8. Micachu & The Shapes – OK [Rough Trade]
  9. Family Fodder – The Onliest Thing [The state51 Conspiracy]
  10. The Dead Science – Death Duel Productions [Constellation Records]
  11. Friends – Mind Control [Lucky Number / Fat Possum]
  12. Siskiyou – Twigs And Stones [Constellation Records]
  13. Taraf De Haidouks – Tot Taraful [Crammed]
  14. Julia Holter – With Loue To Toune [Sixteen Tambourines Records]
  15. Van Dyke Parks – The All Golden [Rhino]


Julia Holter drops second new single off forthcoming album Ekstasis

Julia Holter

It’s only been a few days since Los Angeles experimentalist Julia Holter dropped the first stunning single ‘Marienbad’ from her forthcoming album Ekstasis and a second taste has just been unleashed.
‘In the Same Room’ is the third track featured in Ekstasis due out on March 8th via RVNG Intl.
Pre-order is available here.

Right now you may indulge your ears with ‘In the Same Room’.

Julia Holter’s somophore album due out in March

Julia Holter - Ecstasis art

Los Angeles avant-pop experimental composer Julia Holter will release her second full length album Ekstasis on March 8th via RVNG Intl.
Ekstasis is the follow up to last year’s brilliant debut album Tragedy released via Leaving records.

The first single taken from the new album is the stunning track ‘Marienbad,’ named after the 1961 film ‘Last Year At Marienbad’ by French director Alain Resnais.
Rick Bahto did a video for it and you can watch it below.