“Golden Babyland” Lina Tullgren
Lina Tullgren recently announced her album Free Cell, will be released on August 23rd, via Captured Tracks. Mainly recorded and produced by Tullgren at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studios. Free Cell’s first single “Golden Babyland,” arrives alongside a video directed by Haley Dahl (Sloppy Jane) that features a brief cameo by Lina at its start. Lina Tullgren’s band is also now confirmed to support Frankie Cosmos on a September U.S. tour.
Free Cell begins in isolation. Lina Tullgren’s guitar picks a delicate, slow-moving melody out of silence. Sweeping strings and brass echo out to some far-away horizon. In this moment, on the title track of Tullgren’s second album, they sound like the only person left in the universe. Fittingly, Free Cell is named after a game of solitaire. Tullgren (who uses gender neutral pronouns) played the game compulsively while on tour for their first album: “Unlike normal solitaire, Free Cell can always be won,” Tullgren explains. “It’s all about organization.” Free Cell, the album, stems from that same quest for order; writing the songs became a way of sorting through emotions before moving on. Every game of solitaire is played alone — and at the end, there’s always a moment when everything snaps into place.
1. Free Cell
3. Golden Babyland
4. Bad At Parties
6. Soft Glove 1
7. Glowing x 10000
8. Wow, Lucky
9. Soft Again
10. Nervous Yet
11. Soft Glove 2
9/18 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
9/19 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot*
9/20 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral*
9/21 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
9/22 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx*
9/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
9/25 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
9/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall*
9/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*
9/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*
9/29 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
*supporting Frankie Cosmos
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