“But Not Kiss” By Faye Webster
Faye Webster has released “But Not Kiss.” “I think it could be a really romantic song or a really anti-romantic song,” explains Webster. “It’s something I’ve looked for but struggled to find in other love songs, for them to describe this conflict or contradiction.” Along with the new single, Webster has released a companion music video directed by Kyle Ng of Brain Dead and filmed at Los Angeles’ famed Bob Baker Marionette Theatre.
To celebrate the video release Webster has collaborated with Brain Dead on a limited edition t-shirt that will be available exclusively at a launch event at Brain Dead Studios in Los Angeles, CA tonight that will include a live performance, a ping pong tournament, a screening of the “But Not Kiss” video and a Q&A moderated by Kevin Hayes. Additionally, Webster has announced an intimate one-night-only celebration at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA on June 22nd.
Lastly, Faye Webster also announced a major North American headlining fall tour. The dates kick off on October 17th at 930 Club in Washington DC and wrap up in her hometown of Atlanta a month later at the Eastern. Highlights include Brooklyn Steel on October 24th, The Vic Theatre in Chicago on October 29th and The Novo in Los Angeles on November 8th. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 23rd at 10AM local time.
As she works toward a subsequent full-length, Faye Webster acknowledges that “But Not Kiss” “says a lot about what’s coming.” With an immediate, lovelorn yearning and a stunning, maximal arrangement, “But Not Kiss” is both Classic Faye and a new pinnacle achieved. Her most recent release was her Car Therapy Sessions EP which came out in April of 2021 via Secretly Canadian.The EP featured re-imaginings of her works for orchestra. The orchestral ensemble was headed by Trey Pollard who was responsible for both conducting and arranging. Like Cole Porter, or Judy Garland – her delicate and emotional delivery packs a gut punch when dramatized by the EP’s robust arrangements and the experience’s influence can be heard in spades on the new single.
I Know I’m Funny haha, the 24-year-old artist’s most recent full length was also her most fully realized effort to date. Though she usually tackles album-making in a song-by-song approach, 2020 necessitated a more intensive recording process. Webster immediately knew the Athens-based players she wanted to record with and headed into the studio with producer/mixer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Of Montreal, Kishi Bashi). They assembled a band including Harold Brown on drums, Bryan Howard on bass, Nic Rosen on keys and Matt “Pistol” Stoessel on pedal steel.
A self-taught guitarist by elementary school, with a long tradition of bluegrass and country players in her family. At just 16 she released her debut album, Run & Tell. Webster had more than country music inspiring her worldview – she was deeply embedded in the culture of her hometown, Atlanta. Lil Yachty was her classmate, she was sneaking out to see underground shows and fortuitously had befriended rapper/producer Ethereal while in High School. She went on to sign to Awful Records, making her label-mates with Father, Playboi Carti and Ethereal. To the outsider, an odd home but Webster shared the same weirdo art-kid ethos of her label mates – impossible to peg, endlessly experimenting, making shit, doing stuff, genre-fluid rule breakers.
Her 2017 self-titled release on Awful led to her signing with Secretly Canadian (Current Joys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), two years later, she released Atlanta Millionaires Club. Webster is also is a successful photographer who has shot campaigns for Killer Mike Offset and more. She is also a model and full-time yoyo enthusiast.
Faye Webster 2023 Tour Dates
Jun 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Brain Dead Studios
Jun 22 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Oct 17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Oct 20 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
Oct 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
Oct 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Oct 27 – Toronto, ON – History
Oct 29 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
Oct 30 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 02 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Nov 03 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Nov 04 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Nov 07 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Nov 08 – Los Angeles, – The Novo
Nov 10 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Nov 12 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
Nov 13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Nov 14 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
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