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Julien Baker Releases Jesu Remix of “Favor” – “Little Oblivions Remixes” due September 1st via Matador Records

August 25, 2021
credit: Alysse Gafkjen

JULIEN BAKER RELEASES JESU REMIX OF ‘FAVOR’
 
TAKEN FROM LITTLE OBLIVIONS REMIXES,  
OUT SEPTEMBER 1 VIA MATADOR RECORDS, FEATURING REMIXES FROM: HELIOS, JESU, GORDI, HALF WAIF, & THAO

Earlier this month, Julien Baker announced the September 1st release of Little Oblivions Remixes EP, which sees tracks from her critically acclaimed album Little Oblivions reworked by notable contemporaries personally selected by Baker.
 
Now comes a second preview from the EP with a rework of ‘Favor’ from Jesu, the moniker of pioneering UK experimental and industrial metal musician Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Napalm Death). 

The remix quickly builds into this brash but addictive ambiance. Working on the repetitive loops fighting against the harsh textures whilst Julien’s delicate vocal harmonies fit and flow with ease through the mighty passages. The rework manipulates the original and builds this vast intense landscape that sweeps through and adds this uneasy essence thanks to the brooding, powerful attributes. Baker’s emotive vocal tone finds this beautiful contrast between the heavy tones. The new remix is utterly captivating.

Broadrick says: “Having already been a fan of Julien since her first album, it was wonderful to hear that Julien was in turn a fan of Jesu. The request for the remix, and being able to work Julien’s voice and music in the context of Jesu, was something both daunting and very exciting. I reimagined Julien’s song to accommodate Jesu’s heavy and melancholy guitars and much much more. After much self doubt I was heartened to hear that Julien and all concerned loved the remix. This one I am truly proud of….”

The track follows a rework of ‘Bloodshot’ from celebrated electronic composer Helios which announced the EP. Listen HERE. Other contributions come from singer-songwriter Half Waif, Australian folktonica songwriter Gordi and Oakland artist and producer Thao.
  
Baker will hit the road in September for a North American tour, with many of the dates already sold out. Her European dates will kick off on April 15, 2022 in Utrecht, and the UK leg will include shows in London, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester. Tickets are available at  www.julienbaker.com and all dates are listed below.

Little Oblivions Remixes Track List: 
1. Faith Healer (Half Waif Remix)
2. Bloodshot (Helios Remix)
3. Ringside (Gordi Remix)
4. Favor (Jesu Remix)
5. Ziptie (Thao Remix) 


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
3/9/2021 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn +  – SOLD OUT
04/09/2021 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse + – SOLD OUT
05/09/2021 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
07/09/2021 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel +
08/09/2021 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom +- SOLD OUT
10/09/2021 Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Lucy Dacus, Thao – SOLD OUT
11/09/2021 Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Lucy Dacus, Bachelor – SOLD OUT
13/09/2021 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club +- SOLD OUT
14/09/2021 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre +
15/09/2021 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall +
17/09/2021 Boston, MA @ House of Blues +
18/09/2021 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre +
20/09/2021 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre +
22/09/2021 Chicago, IL @ Metro +
23/09/2021 Chicago, IL @ Metro +
24/09/2021 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue +
25/09/2021 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre + – SOLD OUT
27/09/2021 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre +
28/09/2021 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall +
29/09/2021 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre +
27/10/2021 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s #
28/10/2021 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
29/10/2021 Houston, TX @ Heights Theater #
30/10/2021 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
01/11/2021 Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren #
02/11/2021 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory #
04/11/2021 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern #
06/11/2021 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
08/11/2021 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater # – SOLD OUT
09/11/2021 Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre #
10/11/2021 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre #
12/11/2021 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex #
15/11/2021 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada #
16/11/2021 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall # – SOLD OUT

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
15/04/2022 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli *
16/04/2022 Groningen, NL @ Vera *
17/04/2022 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik *
19/04/2022 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega *
20/04/2022 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik *
21/04/2022 Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret *
23/04/2022 Stockholm, SE @ Nalen *
25/04/2022 Lund, SE @ Mejeriet *
28/04/2022 Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg *
29/04/2022 Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe *
30/04/2022 Vienna, AT @ Arena *
01/05/2022 Salzburg, AT @ Rockhouse *
04/05/2022 Padova, IT @ Padova Hall *
06/05/2022 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F *
07/05/2022 Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur *
08/05/2022 Munich, DE @ Technikum *
10/05/2022 Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche *
13/05/2022 Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo *
14/05/2022 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique *
18/05/2022 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom *
19/05/2022 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Irish Centre *
21/05/2022 Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s * – SOLD OUT
22/05/2022 Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s * – SOLD OUT
24/05/2022 Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s *
25/05/2022 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla * – SOLD OUT
29/05/2022 Madrid, ES @ Teatro Kapital
30/05/2022 Valencia, ES @ La Rambleta
31/05/2022 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo

+ with special guest Thao and Katie Malco
# with special guest Dehd and Katie Malco
* with Ratboys 

https://julienbaker.com/

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