Philadelphia-based Church Girls have shared a new single Glass from their album ‘Hidalgo’ due September 15. Take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below.
‘Hidalgo’ track list
1. Better Off (stream)
2. Glass (stream)
3. Breaking Bones (stream)
5. Holding On
6. Rather Forget
7. Thoughts Fell
8. Mirror in Montreal
Last month the band shared the first single from the album, Better Off, with Culture Collide who said, “Dreamy indie-rock quartet Church Girls’ latest single ‘Better Off’ feels as cleansing as a summer rainstorm. Melodic and rejuvenating, ‘Better Off’ is all about letting go and new beginnings, underscored by lead singer Mariel Beaumont’s hypnotizing vocals which feel both vintage and fresh.”
Church Girls formed in 2014 as singer-songwriter Mariel Beaumont’s way to fill the creative void in her fashion career. Drawing from her punk roots attending dingy basement shows as a teen, she began writing and playing open mics around Philadelphia. An encounter with high school friend and guitarist Robert Dwyer led the two to begin collaborating and playing local and regional shows with a rotating cast of band members.
In 2016, the band became a full-time pursuit for Beaumont, as they self-released the 2016 album ‘Thousand Lives,’ produced by Brian McTear (Dr. Dog, Marissa Nadler) and embarked on their first national tour. The album received local praise for its “introspective lyrics that complement pop melodies beautifully” (WXPN) and “smooth sincerity that navigates through moments of folk into straight out rockers” (The Deli).
Robert Dwyer (guitar), Will Schwartz (bass) and Zakary Iannitelli (drums) with Beaumont at the helm, release their debut LP ‘Hidalgo’ in summer 2017. ‘Hidalgo’ is a true collaboration — a shift in creative process for Beaumont — allowing the savvy of Dwyer, Schwartz and Iannitelli to radiate. Producer Erik Wofford (The Black Angels, Bill Callahan, Explosions in the Sky) brings a haunting, dreamy element to the Church Girls’ LP, with songs bound together by brooding lyrics, strong harmonies, and tight rhythms.
Church Girls is on a quest to tap into listeners’ emotional marrow by lyrically confessing a resistance to growing up, espousing a tendency towards self-destruction, showing the pains of communication, and celebrating the ways we work to become better humans a little at a time. These are anthems of authentic self-discovery.
Church Girls have also announced a U.S. tour in support of the upcoming release. The tour will make stops in Chicago, Denver, St. Louis and more. All upcoming shows are listed below.
09.21: Columbus, OH – Spacebar
09.22: Louisville, KY – Third Street Dive
09.23: Cincinnati, OH – The Comet
09.24: Chicago, IL – Uncommon Ground (Lakeview)
09.25: Madison, WI – Art In
09.26: Des Moines, IA – The Lift
09.27: Omaha, NE – The Sydney
09.29: Denver, CO – Lion’s Lair
09.30: Durango, CO – Sweet 101
10.03: Memphis, TN – Growler’s
10.04: St. Louis, MO – Foam
10.05: Muncie, IN – Be Here Now
10.06: Pittsburgh, PA – The Bushnel