“On her fifth album, Aviary, the composer and singer Julia Holter creates songs that swirl together centuries of classical and modern approaches: electronics, Minimalism, orchestral arrangements, medieval troubadour songs, piano ballads, chamber-pop, lullabies, collages, diaristic fragments, philosophical musings, open questions, encoded messages and surreal dream logic. It’s a compendium of mysteries” – The New York Times
“Dense, sprawling, and hugely varied across its 90-minute length, Julia Holter’s Aviary is an art-pop album that unapologetically puts the emphasis on art. Like Robert Wyatt, Laurie Anderson, or Scott Walker, Holter’s music is so idiosyncratic and instantly identifiable that it could come from no one else, and her admirable commitment to the form and structure of a double-album-sized idea leads to a work that is challenging and rewarding in equal measure.” – Pitchfork Albums of the Year
Julia Holter released her fifth album last October via Domino, the dazzling, critically beloved Aviary. An epic journey through what Holter describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world”; it is full of startling turns and thrilling instrumental arrangements whilst still clinging to a sense of radical hope, even in its most sombre moments.
Julia Holter confirms additional July Tour Dates in support of Aviary, following Pitchfork Music Festivalappearance, European Tour and Festival Dates.
Holter is pleased to confirm these additional tour dates in support of Aviary with her 6-piece band—Corey Fogel (percussion, vocals), Andrew Jones (bass), Dina Maccabee (violin/viola, vocals, electronics), Sarah Belle Reid (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics), Tashi Wada (bagpipe, synth). Following dates in Europe that will include many festival appearances (Primavera Sound, Best Kept Secret, Field Day, Halfway, Roskilde), Julia Holter will bring the Aviary band to many places for the first time on the heels of her July performance at Pitchfork Music Festival, including stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe and Tijuana.