Chastity Belt Detail UK Tour, Share Single

Chastity Belt has announced a UK tour and shared a new single.

Today, Seattle band Chastity Belt shared “Caught in a Lie,” the second single from their highly-anticipated new album I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone, out June 2nd on all formats and streaming services. Additionally, the band has announced both a UK and EU tour for this coming autumn and a North American summer tour. See below for a full list of upcoming shows.

This June, the release of I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone marks their third and finest full-length to date. Recorded live in July of 2016, with producer Matthew Simms (Wire) at Jackpot! in Portland, Oregon (birthplace of some of their favorite Elliott Smith records), it’s a dark and uncommonly beautiful set of moody post-punk that finds the Seattle outfit’s feelings in full view, unobscured by humor. There is no irony in its title: Before she had Chastity Belt, and the close relationships that she does now, Shapiro considered herself a career loner. That’s no small gesture. I can make as much sense of this music as I can my 20s: This is a brave and often exhilarating tangle of mixed feelings and haunting melodies that connects dizzying anguish (“This Time of Night”) to shimmering insight (“Different Now”) to gauzy ambiguity (“Stuck,” written and sung by Grimm). It’s a serious record but not a serious departure, defined best, perhaps, by a line that Shapiro shares early on it’s staggering title track: “I wanna be sincere.”

When asked, their only request was that what you’re reading right now be brief, honest, free of hyperbole, and “v chill.” When pressed for more, Truscott said, “Just say that we love each other. Because we do.”

North American tour

1st June – Seattle, WA – Record Release show at The Crocodile
14th June – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
15th June – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
16th June – Detroit, MI – Jumbo’s
17th June – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall at the Great Hall
18th June – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
19th June – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
20th June – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
22nd June – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
23rd June – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
24th June – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
25th June – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
27th June – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory)
28th June – Nashville, TN – DRKMTTR
29th June – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
30th June – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
1st July – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry

UK/EU tour

4th September – Margate, UK – Cliffs
5th September – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
6th September – Manchester, UK – Star and Garter
7th September – Newcastle, UK – Cluny
8th September – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
11th September – Bristol, UK – Exchange
12th September – Nottingham, UK – Bodega
13th September – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
14th September – London, UK – Garage
15th September – Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar
16th September – Cologne, DE – King Georg
17th September – Berlin, DE – Kantine Am Berghain
19th September – Vienna, AT – Arena
20th September – Lausanne, CH – La Romandie Club
21st September – Paris, FR – Espace B
22nd September – Rotterdam, NL – V11
23rd September – Utrecht, NL – ACU