Lydia Loveless' new track "Same To You" premieres on The Fader + additional fall tour dates confirmed

“Uncompromising and direct, Loveless is one of those rare songwriting voices that seem destined to be sharing music with us for a long, long time.”—Paste Magazine
“Loveless has carved out an unmistakable voice as a songwriter, and she’s only getting better at using it to blur the line between running her mouth and pouring out her heart.”—Stereogum
“Bittersweet lyrics and a bruised but indomitable voice. She doesn’t write conventional tunes; even her love songs arrive with a twist.”—Greg Kot (Sound Opinions, The Chicago Tribune)
Lydia Loveless’ new single “Same To You” premieres on The Fader, calling it “...a thunderous rumination on unreachable romantic stability.” Listen here: http://bit.ly/2b13GgR. The song appears on her highly anticipated new album, Real, which will be released August 19 viaBloodshot Records. In support of her forthcoming album, Loveless confirms additional tour dates this fall extending her ongoing North American tour with stops in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago and more. See below for complete tour dates.
Additionally, the video for her track “Longer” premiered on Rolling Stone Country, calling it, “an assault of crunchy power-pop, but behind the confident swagger are the tinge—and twang—of vulnerability,” while “Longer” premiered on Stereogum, who proclaim, “It’s like the Replacements soundtracking the sad aftermath of Big Star’s ‘Thirteen’—which is to say, it’s awesome.” Listen here: http://bit.ly/1Vw5aBR.
Real was recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios in her home state of Ohio and was engineered and produced by Joe Viers (Dr. John, Twenty One Pilots). “I chose to work with Joe Viers, engineer and producer of my last three releases, again because I trust him completely not only with my music but with my words,” said Loveless. “There was a lot to say this time around and I wanted to return to that sort of playground and (sometimes literally) throw things at the wall. Whereas our previous records could be described as blunt or raw, this one I wanted to be known as honest, as true, as real (rimshot).”
Of the album Loveless says, “Because I feel like I spent my formative years flopping around like a fish, masking pain with substance abuse and somewhat ashamed of who I was—a hayseed, a phony, I felt—it was absolutely necessary for me to become a stronger, more confident human, or I was going to die. Real is my sort of love letter to that realization, that my existence was just as valid as any other.”
Loveless is joined on the album by Todd May (vocals, guitars, keys), Ben Lamb (bass), Jay Gasper (guitars, pedal steel, keys), George Hondroulis (drums, percussion, keys), Andy Harrison (guitar, keys) and Viers (percussion, guitar).
In 2011 Loveless released her second full-length album, Indestructible Machine, about whichThe Chicago Tribune says, “she conveys toughness, tenderness and humor with off-handed conviction.” Two years after the critical success of her breakout second record, Loveless released Somewhere Else. On Somewhere Else Loveless is less concerned with chasing approval—she scrapped an entire album’s worth of material—and more focused on fighting personal battles of longing, heartbreak and the aesthetic that comes along with them.
  1. Same To You
  2. Longer
  3. More Than Ever
  4. Heaven
  5. Out On Love
  6. Midwestern Guys
  7. Bilbao
  8. European
  9. Clumps
  10. Real
September 8—Columbus, OH —Ace Of Cups
September 9—Indianapolis, IN—The HiFi
September 10—Madison, WI—The Frequency
September 11—Milwaukee, WI—Colectivo on Prospect
September 14—Champaign, IL—The Accord
September 15—St. Louis, MO––The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
September 16––Louisville, KY––Zanzabar
September 17––Cleveland, OH––Grog Shop
September 20––25––Nashville, TN––AmercianaFest
September 24–Minneapolis, MN–First Avenue*
September 25–Sioux Falls, SD–The District*
September 28––Missoula, MT––The Wilma*
September 29––Seattle, WA––The Showbox*
September 30––Portland, OR––Wonder Ballroom*
October 1––Portland, OR––Wonder Ballroom*
October 2––Vancouver, BC––Rickshaw*
October 5––Sacramento, CA––Ace of Spades*
October 6––San Francisco, CA––The Fillmore*
October 7––San Francisco, CA––The Fillmore*
October 8––Stateline, NV––Montbleu Rescort Casino*
October 11––Los Angeles, CA––Teragram Ballroom*
October 12––Los Angeles, CA––Teragram Ballroom*
October 13––Solana Beach, CA––Belly Up*
October 14––San Luis Obispo, CA––The Fremont Theater*
October 15––Scottsdale, AZ––Live Wire*
October 18––Austin, TX––Antone’s
October 19––Houston, TX––Continental Club
October 21––Birmingham, AL––The Saturn
October 22––Atlanta, GA––Terminal West
November 4––Pontiac, MI––Pike Room
November 5––Toronto, ON––Adelaide Hall
November 6––Ithaca, NY––The Dock
November 7––Burlington, VT––Higher Ground
November 9––Portsmouth, NH––The Music Hall Loft
November 10––Allston, MA––Great Scott
November 11––Philadelphia, PA––MilkBoy
November 12––Charlottesville, VA––The Southern
November 13––Washington, DC––Rock & Roll Hotel
November 15––Pittsburgh, PA––Club Cafe
November 16––New York, NY––Bowery Ballroom
November 19––Chicago, IL––Metro
*with Drive-By Truckers