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Empress Of Reveals Debut LP, Maps Out North American Tour


Lorely Rodriguez makes music under the moniker Empress Of, and she’s ready to introduce herself to the world on her debut album Me.
 
The record is due out on September 11 through Terrible Records. As its title might imply, Rodriguez wrote, recorded and produced the album by herself over the course of 2014.
 
She’s also shared a new lyric video for “Kitty Kat.” The track highlights Rodriguez’s vocal versatility, moving from fragile falsetto into a chorus that hears her belting powerfully and emotionally. Her voice is backed by an aggressive, pulsating beat that manages to be both forebodingly dark and catchy at the same time, while the video features the song’s words scrawled across postcards and notebook pages.
 
In addition to the album announcement and new clip, Empress Of has revealed a set of upcoming North American tour dates. The string of shows follows a three-nigh residency in London, UK, and will include Canadian stops in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. You can scroll past the tracklisting for Me to see the full list of upcoming gigs below.
 
Me:
 
1. Everything Is You
2. Water Water
3. Standard
4. How Do You Do It
5. To Get By
6. Kitty Kat
7. Need Myself
8. Make Up
9. Threat
10. Icon
 
Tour dates:
 
07/28-30 London, UK- Power Lunches
08/13 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
08/21 Los Angeles, CA – Echo *
09/06 Philadelphia, PA – Bamboo Bar
09/13 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/16 Allston, MA – Great Scott
09/17 Montreal, QC – Piccolo Rialto
09/18 Toronto, ON – The Drake
09/20 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
09/22 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
09/25 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
09/27 Portland, OR – Holocene
09/29 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
10/01 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
10/02 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
10/03 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
10/05 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
10/06 Houston, TX – Rudyards British Pub
10/09 Miami, FL – lll Points Festival
10/10 St. Petersburg, FL – The Bends
10/11 Atlanta, GA – Eyedrum
10/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
10/14 Washington, DC – DC9
 
* with Lower Dens