DETAILS DEBUT LP – ‘KARAOKE ANGEL’ SEPT 20 VIA PARTISAN – SHARES NEW SONG + VIDEO “SUDDENLY”
TOURING THIS SUMMER/AUTUMN
– END OF THE ROAD FEST + MORE
Molly Sarlé has detailed her forthcoming debut LP ‘Karaoke Angel’ – out Sept 20th via Partisan Records.
Listen to alluring and evocative album highlight “Suddenly” now, accompanied by a music video (dir. by DL Anderson)
Sarlé (1/3rd of the group Mountain Man) wrote and recorded ‘Karaoke Angel’ over a three year period – living in a cliffside trailer in Big Sur, spending time in a monastery, returning home to Durham (NC), finally settling into a church-turned-recording studio in Woodstock (NY). With production by Sam Evian, she combines those two worlds – West Coast incantations with a warm Appalachian glow – to make an album of open-hearted, unflinching songwriting equally appropriate for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world.
About “Suddenly,” Sarlé explains: “Suddenly is a song about realizing you’ve been performing sex for someone else rather than experiencing it yourself.”
Throughout ‘Karaoke Angel’ there are unflinching, open-hearted moments – Sarlé sings about being in a relationship with someone struggling with addiction (“This Close”), and a real conversation she had with her father about him considering suicide (“Almost Free”). But there’s also humor throughout like getting stoned and channeling the spirit world (“Faith For Doubt”), or making post-coital grilled cheese (“Suddenly”). Read more about the making of ‘Karaoke Angel’ in this new bio, written by Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.
Sarlé has previously shared two additional tracks from ‘Karaoke Angel’ – “Human” and “This Close” – which have already earned raves from Gorilla vs Bear (“absolutely gorgeous/timeless”), NPR Music, Wild Honey Pie + more. She was also recently profiled by Vanity Fair.
In addition to a performance at the End of the Road Festival at the end of August, Sarlé will tour extensively behind ‘Karaoke Angel’. Full routing below, stay tuned for additional dates.
‘Karaoke Angel’ tracklist:
2. This Close
3. Karaoke Angel
4. Almost Free
6. Faith For Doubt
10. Passenger Side
UK/EU Tour Dates:
30 AUG 2019 / UK / Brighton / Green Door Store
31 AUG 2019 / UK / Salisbury / End Of The Road Festival
01 SEP 2019 / UK / Farndale North Yorkshire / The Band Room
02 SEP 2019 / UK / Glasgow / Broadcast
03 SEP 2019 / UK / Leeds / Hyde Park Book Club
04 SEP 2019 / UK / London / St Pancras Old Church
06 SEP 2019 / NL / Den Haag / Paard Van Troje
08 SEP 2019 / DE / Rees-Haldern / Haldern Pop Bar
09 SEP 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Paradiso Noord (Tuinzaal) *
10 SEP 2019 / DE / Berlin / Maze Club
11 SEP 2019 / FR / Paris / Le Pop-Up du Label +
14 SEP 2019 / BE / Leffinge / Lefflingeleuren Festival
16 SEP 2019 / DE / Cologne / Wohngemeinschaft *
17 SEP 2019 / DE / Dusseldorf / Zakk
18 – 21 SEP 2019 / DE / Hamburg / Reeperbahn Festival
* Supporting Bedouine
+ Supporting Gia Margaret