Announced – Julien Baker signs to Matador Records

Memphis, TN-based songwriter Julien Baker is the latest addition to the Matador Records roster.  The 21-year-old’s devastating and vulnerable debut album, Sprained Ankle, saw Baker tour the critically acclaimed release across Australia last December.

Fans can now hear a previously unreleased song ‘Funeral Pyre’, which is the title-track and A-side forBaker’s new 7” coming out Friday 17 March via Matador / Remote Control.  Only Baker can make a song with such a darkly macabre title so heartbreakingly gorgeous, with her signature hushed-yet-lofty vocals soaring over a quietly fingerpicked melody that crescendos into layered, almost-orchestral beauty.

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