Jenny Hval and Hvard Volden‘s Lost Girls have announced a short tour and released a new song called “Ruins.”
The duo will perform at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on September 26, followed by appearances in Paris, London, and Berlin in early November. Check out the complete schedule of dates below, as well as ‘Ruins‘, Lost Girls’ first new music since their debut LP, Menneskekollektivet, in 2021.
“Havard sent me this long, wonderful, and kaleidoscopic bass line on top of a drum machine track that I had no clue what to do with—it felt too difficult to try to learn or tame it,” Hval explained of the genesis of the band’s new single.
“I started improvising with it and moving parts around a bit, and the song began to feel like getting lost in a city at night, or a cemetery, walking around in circles, perhaps running, perhaps hiding.
After improvising for a bit I realized that I was singing about this kind of pattern of movement, but as a band practice in the ’90s, back when I first started playing with other people. If ‘Ruins’ is ‘about’ anything, it’s about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical.”
Hval has released the solo album Classic Objects since Menneskekollektivet Album which was released in March 2021. More on that album can be found in Pitchfork’s feature “The 50 Best Albums of 2022.”
|09-26||New York||National Sawdust|
|11-05||Paris, France||Petit Bain|
|11-07||London, England||Corsica Studios|
|11-11||Berlin, Germany||Silent Green|