Katy Kirby announces new LP & tour with Allegra Krieger (watch “Table” video)

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Katy Kirby signed to ANTI- over the summer, and now she’s announced her second album, and first for the label. Blue Raspberry is due out on January 26, and she says, “This record is much more personal than I intended it to be. I was in a period of experimenting with how I write, and what came out was a song about a woman, about an imagined her—I didn’t think I was writing as or about myself, but these kinds of songs kept coming out, with fragments of overlapping lyrics linking them together like beads on a string. They seemed to inhabit the same world.”

The album features August single “Cubic Zirconia,” and Katy has shared a second new track, “Table,” which she says is a “thematic outlier on this record, and more of a lighthearted leftover from my god-haunted past life–it’s the last on the album and sort of serves as an epilogue or outro for the rest of the songs. Most importantly it’s quite fun to sing.” Watch the video, directed by Lane Rodges, below.

Katy has also announced a US tour, running through February and into March. Allegra Krieger will open most of the shows, and you can see all dates below.

The NYC show closes out the tour, at Bowery Ballroom on March 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 27 at 10 AM EDT, with a Citi cardholder presale happening now.

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1. Redemption Arc
2. Fences
3. Cubic Zirconia
4. Hand to Hand
5. Wait Listen
6. Drop Dead
7. Party of the Century
8. Alexandria
9. Salt Crystal
10. Blue Raspberry
11. Table

Feb 3 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd#
Feb 4 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room#
Feb 5 – Asheville, NC @ Eulogy#
Feb 7 – Nashville, TN @ The Blue Room at Third Man Records#
Feb 8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory#
Feb 9 – Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s#
Feb 11 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall#
Feb 13 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom#
Feb 15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress#
Feb 16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room#
Feb 17 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre#
Feb 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop#
Feb 19 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post#
Feb 21 – Portland OR @ Polaris Hall#
Feb 22 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza#
Feb 24 – Boise, ID @ Shrine Basement#
Feb 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court#
Feb 27 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive#
Feb 29 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge#
Mar 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry#
Mar 2 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon#
Mar 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall#
Mar 5 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary#
Mar 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Warhol Entrance Space#
Mar 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s#
Mar 8 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

# – with Allegra Krieger