SASAMI Announces Debut Album

SASAMI Announces Debut Album

Today, Los Angeles-based artist SASAMI has announced her self-titled debut album with the release of a video for its lead single, "Jealousy." NPR, who premiered the video today, is calling it "stunning... her debut, self-titled album as SASAMI is impressive: finely crafted and introspective, elegant and bruised," while Stereogum, who profiled SASAMI and named her an Artist To Watch, is saying "it pushes back against the apprehension that arises when someone previously only in the background steps into the spotlight."

Of the video SASAMI says "the whole 'Jealousy' video was born out of inspiration from the scene 'Bruce Vs Chocolate cake' from the 1996 film adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'Matilda.' I wanted it to be kind of like a filmed version of a weird play. I am a witch creature and my sidekick, Gobby, and I dance in our painted backdrop lair and plot mischief. Luckily our havoc bears liberating ends as the bewitched are released of their socially-expected, self-imposed obsessions and rituals. I wanted to make something grotesque and creepy and funny of course."

SASAMI's debut self-titled album is available for pre-order now on limited pressing clear vinyl with an exclusive 3" x 5" SASAMI transfer tattoo sheet, CD, and digital download.

With only a 2-song 7" under her belt before the album announcement, SASAMI has already been hailed as "rock's next big thing" by The FADER and awarded Pitchfork's coveted Best New Track distinction.

Additionally, SASAMI has announced a 2019 European tour that kicks off next month in Berlin and a North American tour in the spring. All dates below.


2/27 - Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus

2/28 - Hamburg, Germany @ Aalhaus

3/2 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Bakken

3/4 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Witloofbar

3/5 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso (Upstairs)

3/6 - Paris, France @ Pop-Up Du Label

3/8 - London, UK @ The Lexington

4/3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
4/9 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
4/11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
4/12 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
4/13 - Vancouver, BC - Wise Hall
4/17 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake
4/18 - Omaha, NE - Reverb
4/19 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
4/20 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar and Hall
4/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo (Back Room)
4/23 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
4/25 - Toronto, ON - Baby G
4/26 - Montreal, QC - Quai Des Brumes
4/27 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
4/29 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
4/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
5/3 - Washington, DC - DC9
5/4 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
5/5 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
5/6 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
5/8 - Dallas, TX - Three Links
5/9 - Austin, TX - Barracuda

Photo Credit: Alice Baxley

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