Julia Holter – In The Green Wild

Extraordinary song and kooky video presages August album from LA avant-pop dryad.

Julia Holter – In The Green Wild

JULIA HOLTER – whose Ekstasis album placed so strongly amongst MOJO's 50 Albums Of 2012 – has released a teaser song from her new album, Loud City Song, due August 19. In The Green Wild evokes Holter's avowed interest in Joni Mitchell circa The Hissing Of Summer Lawns, beginning as angular, art-jazz song-poem and ending with one of her most gorgeous and limpid melodies. Meanwhile, there's a bassist giving it plenty of Jaco Pastorius.

The video – a kind of DIY jazz age school play/costume party – was directed by Yelena Zhelezov. Loud City Song is available to pre-order from Domino. Pre-order customers will receive an instant download of In The Green Wild.

Julia Holter plays the following UK and Irish dates:

Aug 16th: Green Man Festival, Brecon Aug 17th: Beacons Festival, Skipton Aug 20th: Cecil Sharp House, London Nov 12th: Komedia, Brighton Nov 13th: Deaf Institute, Manchester Nov 14th: Howard Assembly Hall, Leeds Nov 15th: Leaf, Liverpool Nov 16th: The Cube, Bristol Nov 17th: Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin Nov 19th: Whelans, Dublin Nov 20th: CCA., Glasgow