Emily Jane White, the intriguing Northern California-based songwriter who Pitchfork noted for her ability to pair her “wispy and sweet” vocals with “world-weary” introspection and Brooklyn Vegan has championed for her “gothy, ethereal folk” releases “Alluvion” on March 25th, 2022, via Talitres.
“‘Show Me the War’ calls attention to the convergence of misogyny and racialized violence as a pervasive worldwide epidemic”, explains White. “During the summer of 2020 in Oakland, California, I wrote this song in response to the many political uprisings sparked by the murder of George Floyd. ‘Show Me the War’ also highlights more global examples of injustice like femicide in Juarez, Mexico and the near-total abortion ban in Poland. By grieving the many losses resulting from social and ecological injustice, we shed light on these unacceptable epidemics and those deeply affected by them, further enabling change”.
News of the “Alluvion”’s forthcoming arrival is paired with today’s release of “Show Me the War” and its accompanying, Bobby Cochran-directed video (watch the video below). The black and white clip filmed in Oakland features local teen dancers Satya Zamudio, Olivia Wenzler, Dinah Cobb, Kalia Morales, and Lina Santos, displays bold Gen Z women powerfully claiming public spaces with their art form, touching the sacredness of nature, while also contending with current social justice issues and the climate crisis.
Rooted in a moment of catastrophe, “Alluvion” is an album about personal and collective grief resulting from the loss of human life and the continued loss of our natural world. We live in a moment of merging traumas, of converging environmental, social, and political crises. These crises are exacerbated by our lack of cultural practices for individual and also shared, public grieving – which is not without consequence. Emily’s album offers a space to consider where grieving is absent in our world, and where it is deeply necessary. Grief moves in waves and cycles, and through its flood we can build anew. “Alluvion”: the gradual addition to the land by the wash of water against a shore.
“Alluvion” was produced by and arranged by multi-instrumentalist Anton Patzner (Foxtails Brigade, Bright Eyes) and mixed by Alex DeGroot (Zola Jesus).
1. Show Me the War
3. Heresy (feat. Darkher)
5. Body Against the Gun
6. The Hands Above Me
7. Mute Swan
8. Hold Them Alive
9. Hollow Hearth
10. I Spent the Years Frozen
11. Battle Call
North American Tour Dates 2022:
July 26 Montreal, QC Le National
July 28 Somerville, MA The Sinclair
July 29 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
July 30 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
August 1 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
August 2 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
August 5 Boulder, CO The Fox Theatre
August 7 Portland, OR The Old Church
August 8 Vancouver, BC The Rickshaw
August 9 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
August 11 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
August 13 Los Angeles, CA The El Rey Theatre