The Last time Lady Lamb a.k.a Aly Spaltro was on the road, she was performing in living rooms and small, discreet venues across America in support of her intimate solo ep, “Tender Warriors Club.” Now, nearly two years to the day of its release, Lady Lamb has announced a 33-date headline tour of North America. Deviating from her stripped down solo show, Aly has gathered a full band of supremely talented musicians and friends to accompany her on stage for the Deep Love Tour, including Alex Schaaf (Yellow Ostrich, Tallest Man on Earth), Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Okkervil River) & Marian Li Pino (La Luz).
“I’ve been hiding out working on new music and rearrangements of released material, and I couldn’t be more stoked on my band who will help me bring them to life on stage. I’m really eager to get to cities I haven’t played full band since the release of my last full length, “After” and share what I’ve been working on. See you out there!”
Katie Von Schleicher
Katie Von Schleicher rose from intern to artist on Brooklyn label Ba Da Bing with Bleaksploitation, a self-recorded 2015 mini album of irreverent, fuzz-laden tunes. On her debut full-length, Von Schleicher strikes again on the magic that comes from her warped and uncompromising sound. Shitty Hits channels the bright, sunny radio burners of the 1970’s, songs you drive to, carefree, and songs you can cry to, which The Guardian describe as “Portishead meets the Beatles,” and NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “one of those constant repeat records for me.”
Conjuring the home recorded sound of Paul McCartney’s McCartney or Jeff Buckley’s Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk, Shitty Hits was created on a tape machine at Von Schleicher’s childhood home in Maryland. Where Bleaksploitation courted a kind of sonic nihilism, Shitty Hits shows confidence, growth and unflinching self-realization. Inhabiting the roles of producer and engineer, Von Schleicher cements her voice as one to be reckoned with, parsed and pored over, on an album that is “never less than beguiling” (Pitchfork).
Photos by M. Cooper