Later this month on June 25th, Lucy Dacus will release her new album, Home Video. Today, she presents ‘Brando’, the album’s fourth single.
‘Brando’ weaves together Old Hollywood references with frank observations of a temperamental relationship: “You called me cerebral // I didn’t know what you meant // But now I do. Would it have killed you // to call me pretty instead? //I’m in a second story window // and you’re yelling at me “Stella!” // and I’m laughing cause you think you’re Brando but you’ll never come close.” Hushed casio drums give way to a swell of instrumentation – synthesizer, synth hi hats, a range of guitars, and percussion. Dacus’ melody is an instant earworm.
“‘Brando’ refers to a very dramatic friend I had in high school whose whole personality was the media he consumed,” says Dacus. “He showed me a lot of amazing movies and music, but I think he was more interested in using me as a scrapbook of his own tastes than actually getting to know me. He claimed to know me better than anyone else but I started to feel like all he wanted from me was to be a scene partner in the movie of his life.”
Following a few dates supporting Bright Eyes in July, Dacus will tour North America in support of Home Video beginning with two hometown shows in Richmond,, with several shows already sold out.
Wed. June 23 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater @
Tue. July 27 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater !
Wed. July 28 – New Haven, CT @ Westville Music Bowl !
Thu. July 29 – Bethlehem, PA @ Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks !
Fri. July 30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Outdoors) !
Sat. July 31 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium !
Tue. Aug. 3 – Charlottesville, VA @ Sprint Pavilion !
Wed. Aug. 4 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater !
Thu. Aug. 5 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit !
Fri. Aug. 6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern !
Sun. Aug. 8 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnace !
Fri. Sept. 10 – Richmond, VA @ The National &^^
Sat. Sept. 11 – Richmond, VA @ The National &% – SOLD OUT
Mon. Sept. 13 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom %
Tue. Sept. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Wed. Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl %
Fri. Sept. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Trees %
Sat. Sept. 18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall- Downstairs %
Sun. Sept. 19 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn %
Mon. Sept. 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger %
Wed. Sept. 22 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole %
Fri. Sept. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel %
Sat. Sept. 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC +
Mon. Sept. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore %
Thu. Sept. 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre $
Fri. Oct. 1 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $ – SOLD OUT
Sat. Oct. 2 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre $ – SOLD OUT
Tue. Oct. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
Wed. Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
Fri. Oct. 8 – Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre $
Sat. Oct. 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
Mon. Oct. 11 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Tue. Oct. 12 – Columbus , OH @ Newport Music Hall $
Thu. Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House $
Fri. Oct. 15 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral $
Sat. Oct. 16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues $
Mon. Oct. 18 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground $
Wed. Oct. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
Fri. Oct. 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $ – SOLD OUT
Sat. Oct. 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
Mon. Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel – SOLD OUT
Tue. Oct. 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
%= Bachelor supporting
$ = Bartees Strange supporting
^ = Shamir supporting
&= with Julien Baker
@=supporting Shakey Graves
!=supporting Bright Eyes
+=Miya Folick supporting