Like all end of year lists, there are always artists who narrowly miss out on recognition due to their omission. Meghan Remy's U.S. Girls and more specially her excellent album, Half Free, was one album that was banging down the door to be included in my top 50 album list, however narrowly missed out.
U.S. Girls have announced an Australian and New Zealand tour for March and if Half Free is anything to go by, then this is a show not to be missed. Tour dates as follows:
March 5: Spectrum Now Festival (w/ The Jesus & Mary Chain, Alvvays et al) - Sydney, AusMarch 6: Sydney Opera House (supporting Sleater-Kinney) - Sydney, NZ
March 7: Whammy Bar - Newtown, NZ
March 9: Black Bear Lodge - Brisbane, Aus
March 12: Golden Plains Music Festival - Meredith, Aus
For tickets, visit Oztix.
Check out this interview with Remy via Vice, which touches on presidential elections and feminism. Insightful stuff.