Princess Goes Announces Sophomore Album ‘Come Of Age’ Out 9/15 | Releases Lead Single/Video “Shimmer”

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Band Announces Sophomore Album Come Of Age Out September 15
Releases Lead Single “Shimmer”
Watch the Official Tim Richardson-Directed Video Now
Special NYC Album Release Show Planned for
September 20 at Elsewhere
UK/EU Headline Tour Kicks Off September 26 in Manchester
General On-Sale Begins Friday at 10am Local Time
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“The music sizzles with tension, subtly pivoting between ‘80s darkwave and simple synth pop.”
“There’s a sort of palpable theatricality in the music of Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum. That’s not an accident.”
“The band explores electronics from multiple angles. From celestial Beach Boys vibes to soulful electro-pop grooves and the foreboding and whimsical, Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum are creating intersecting hybrids of introspective dark pop and contemporary readings of post-punk.”
–Alternative Press
“Michael C. Hall goes full-on indie rock God.”
–Huffington Post
“[The] indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings with music that’s hard to pin down. The members defer when asked to describe their sound, preferring instead to say it’s what you might expect to hear in a butterfly museum. If that’s the case, expect the museum to play a mix of glam, dreamy ‘80s New Wave, acoustic folk, Nine Inch Nails intensity and lots of David Bowie.”
–Associated Press
NEW YORK, NY – July 12, 2023 – Princess Goes, the buzzy band led by the charismatic showmanship and signature voice of vocalist, lyricist, musician and actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under, Lazarus) alongside keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen (Blondie, Cyndi Lauper) and drummer Peter Yanowitz (The Wallflowers, Morningwood), have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, Come Of Age, out September 15th via SO In De Goot. PRESS HERE to pre-save the album which features lead single “Shimmer” out now alongside the official video, directed by Tim Richardson (Elton John, Billie Eilish, Nike, Givenchy). PRESS HERE to go on a mesmerizing journey through a landscape of Michael C. Hall’s loosely depicted memories of a failed relationship with a film noir, 3D-twist. “Shimmer” builds like an argument that is heating up as the lyrics slip out like a secret from the subconscious, conveying the very human need to be heard.
Crafting a sound all their own that vividly comes to life on stage during their captivating, hypnotic and impassioned live performances, the band has also announced both a very special NYC album release show on the Elsewhere Rooftop on September 20 as well as a UK/EU Headline Tour which kicks off September 26th in Manchester. PRESS HERE for tickets and more information for both.
For the most part, Princess Goes has eschewed traditional song structures whenever possible, both lyrically and musically, in favor of a more experimental approach, and the 12 tracks on Come Of Age see the innovative band entering their next era with the vim and vigor of one who is poised to take over the world with their signature, synthpop sound. Full track listing can be found below, and more music and information is coming soon.
“We named the album ‘Come Of Age’ because the three of us felt this group of songs truly embodied the band’s blossoming after six years of writing/recording within the chrysalis of our DIY downtown NYC studio,” said Peter Yanowitz. “In a way, ‘Come Of Age’ felt like a fully realized response to the questions our first self-titled EP, and first full length ‘THANKS FOR COMING,’ begged, bookending a chapter in the band’s story, and giving us permission to explore new ways to create and produce music in the future.”
Of the creative direction for Come Of Age and the “Shimmer” video, Tim Richardson says, “I began with creating a new visual iconography around butterflies (a subtle nod to their original band name) and the crowned skull ‘Princess’ from the album imagery. The lyrics of ‘Shimmer’ were the inspiration for the video. Michael’s prose painted the psychological picture of a romantic relationship that may or may not survive. I saw the lyrics as moments in time – distinct memories set with an infinite void. This abstract visual landscape became the setting for the video and an unlimited space representative of the band’s new journey. On the video shoot, Michael embodied the lyrics. We committed to creating an emotive performance ‘portrait’ together with the choreographer, Marla Phelan. His performance became an emotive and iconic presence within the video.”
Princess Goes earned critical acclaim for their self-titled EP and debut album THANKS FOR COMING, released in 2021. They’ve drawn praise from mainstream and tastemakers alike including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, SPIN, Paper, Consequence and many more, and they’re just getting started.
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Come Of Age Album Art
Come Of Age Tracklisting:
1. Offering
3. Blur
4. Come Of Age
5. Shimmer
6. Jetpack
7. Glasswing
8. Take Me Home
9. Beija
10. Saving Grace
11. Whatever Whispers
12. Floating
Fall UK/EU Headline Tour Dates:
9/26 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
9/27 – Cardiff, UK – The Globe
9/28 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
9/29 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
10/1 – Paris, FR – Badaboum
10/2 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
10/4 – Berlin, DE – Franz Club
10/5 – Dortmund, DE – Junkyard
10/6 – Bornam, BE – Barrock
10/8 – London, UK – EartH Theatre