Julien Baker announces BEING. as New Zealand support

Press Release – The Label

The Tuning Fork and 95bFM present:

Julien Baker
Friday 15th February 2019 – Tuning Fork – Auckland
Saturday 16th February 2019 – Meow – Wellington

JUST ANNOUNCED! Auckland based BEING. as support for both Auckland & Wellington shows!

Auckland on sale via Ticketmaster and Wellington via Just The Ticket
“I’ve been a big fan of Julien baker since ‘Sprained Ankle’. Being chosen to perform alongside an artist who has really inspired me as a creative is a super exciting thing.” – Jasmine, BEING.

‘BEING.’ is the moniker for Auckland based Indie artist Jasmine Balmer. Known for her dynamic live performances, BEING.’s music leans towards a Melancholy-Surf aesthetic as she jumps from zest-drenched Indie Pop to introspective spoken word. Sifting through ‘streams of mind-mess’, Her lush layers and illustrative lyric render the chaotic into a soundscape of peaceful melancholy that is ‘BEING.’

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“A voice that’s richly melodic and disarmingly natural. Her songs have the power to draw audiences into silent communion.” – The New York Times

Internationally acclaimed Memphis native, singer-songwriter Julien Baker returns to New Zealand this February!

Friday 15th February 2019 – Tuning Fork – Auckland
Saturday 16th February 2019 – Meow – Wellington

Auckland based BEING. will support both Auckland and Wellington shows.

Auckland on sale now via Ticketmaster and Wellington via Just The Ticket

Julien Baker’s solo debut album, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely acclaimed works of 2015. The album, recorded by an 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days, was a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centered entirely around Baker’s voice, guitar, and unblinking honesty. Sprained Ankle appeared on year-end lists everywhere from NPR Music to The AV Club to New York Magazine’s Vulture.

With 2017’s stand out release on Matador Records, Turn Out The Lights, the 21-year-old Baker returned to the world on a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — Turn Out The Lights throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs. The album explores how people live and come to terms with their internal conflict, and the alternately shattering and redemptive ways these struggles play out in relationships. Baker casts an unflinching and accepting eye on the duality of – and contradictions in – the human experience, at times even finding humour and joy in the midst of suffering. She ultimately calls on her listeners to move beyond “good” and “bad,” or “happy” and “sad,” to embrace more complex truths. “There’s an elegance to her music that wasn’t there before–a sudden bright piano riff over deep guitar; a harrowing, shouted acapella–that feels like a coming of age.”Alternative Press

There is no doubt that audiences will get to experience an artist at the peak of her live powers – fresh from multiple tours of North America and Europe with her band and as a member of lauded indie supergroup boygenius alongsideLucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridges.
Turn Out The Lights track listing:
1. Over
2. Appointments
3. Turn Out The Lights
4. Shadowboxing
5. Sour Breath
6. Televangelist
7. Everything That Helps You Sleep
8. Happy To Be Here
9. Hurt Less
10. Even
11. Claws In Your Back
Julien Baker – Turn Out The Lights
out now and available in New Zealand via Matador / Rhythmethod

boygenius – boygenius
out now and available in New Zealand via Matador / Rhythmethod

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