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Julie Announces Debut Album ‘my anti-aircraft friend’ with New Single ‘clairbourne practice’

  • July 10, 2024
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Julie Announces Debut Album ‘my anti-aircraft friend’ with New Single ‘clairbourne practice’

Julie, clairbourne practice, art rock

Los Angeles band and art collective julie has announced their highly-anticipated debut album, *my anti-aircraft friend*, set for release on September 13th via Atlantic Records. To accompany this announcement, julie has unveiled the single “clairbourne practice,” which is complemented by shadowy visuals directed by Lizzie Klien and the band itself.

Discussing “clairbourne practice,” julie explains, “It’s about two voices clashing and conflicting, struggling to understand each other. The vocal layering in this track is perhaps the most androgynous on the album. It represents two people saying the same thing yet failing to hear each other. We aimed for the loud and quiet parts to be stark opposites—sweet, then destructive, repeating the cycle.”

This summer, julie will be performing across North America, starting with a series of shows supporting Faye Webster in July, followed by a larger tour in August with Alex G. The band will also headline select dates on the West Coast, supported by hello mary and Dutch Interior. Tickets for all shows are available now.

julie burst onto the scene in 2020 with their single “flutter,” which has garnered millions of streams. However, the band’s roots trace back to the late 2010s when vocalist and guitarist Keyan Pourzand, drummer Dillon Lee, and vocalist and bassist Alex Brady began playing local shows in Orange County. Relocating to Los Angeles in 2019 for design school, the trio began crafting the songs that would become their debut album. In 2021, they released the EP *pushing daisies*, featuring tracks like “skipping tiles” and “april’s-bloom,” followed by the 2022 double single “pg.4 picture of three hedges” / “through your window.” Check out “Clairbourne Practice” below:

*my anti-aircraft friend* represents a significant evolution for julie, showcasing a more confident and sonically cohesive band. After years of refining their sound, this album reflects their deep understanding of alternative music’s history and their innovative approach to bending genre conventions. Each member of julie is a multidisciplinary artist—Pourzand works in sculpture, Brady writes and paints, and Lee is also a painter and illustrator. This artistic synergy influences every aspect of their releases, from the music to the art and packaging, down to the instruments they play onstage.

For listeners navigating the challenges of contemporary life, julie’s music offers both a cathartic escape and a means of finding self-acceptance amidst uncertainty.

Upcoming Live Dates

+= supporting Faye Webster

#= supporting Alex G

*= w/ hello mary

^= w/ Dutch Interior

7/22 – Richmond, VA @ Brown’s Island+

7/24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem+

7/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Dell Music Center+

7/27 – Boston, MA @ The Stage @ Suffolk Downs+

7/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE+

7/30 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre+

8/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*

8/03 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre*

8/04 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*

8/06 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA#

08/09 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues#

8/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst#

8/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades#

8/15 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre#

8/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^

8/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory#

8/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^

8/20 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory#

8/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues#

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