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Lucy Dacus signs to Matador Records for debut album, No Burden

on June 22, 2016, 2:10pm

Photo by Dustin Condren

Not too long ago ago, Lucy Dacus was a film school student. After working up the courage to step up to the mic as a musician, she started performing solo gigs showcasing her wry, open-hearted songwriting. Six months later, she found herself in Nashville’s Starstruck Studio with 10 hours to record a debut album featuring full band arrangements she’d never before played live. That marathon album, No Burden, dropped in February, and her rise has been so swift since then that she’s suddenly found herself signed to Matador Records. Not bad for a 21-year-old film school dropout.

Though No Burden is available now digitally, it long ago sold out of physical copies. That’s where Matador comes in, with the label set to deliver a vinyl and CD reissue on September 9th. In celebration of the signing and impending re-release, Dacus has shared a behind-the-scenes look at her new life as a touring musician in a video for her single “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore”. The song demonstrates all the best things about the Virginia native’s craft, her unblushing bareness wrapped in catchy melodies and sweet wit. Check it out above.

Dacus will return to the road in July. She’ll keep trekking straight through the album reissue until Austin City Limits in October. Along the way, she’ll be playing gigs with The Decemberists, Frightened Rabbit, Car Seat Headrest, and more. Find her full itinerary below.

Lucy Dacus 2016 Tour Dates:
07/11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Meijer Gardens Amphitheater *
07/12 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater *
07/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
07/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
07/27 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
07/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/04-08/06 – Olga, WA @ Doe Bay Resort and Retreat
08/07 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
08/08 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
08/13 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
08/16 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
08/17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
08/19 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
08/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
09/03 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/06 – London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
09/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live ^
09/17 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair &
09/18 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz PDB &
09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club &
09/21 – Detroit, MI @ El Club &
09/22 – Urbana, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
09/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
09/25 – Cleveland, OH @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum &
09/27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre &
10/01 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

* = w/ The Decemberists
# = w/ Julien Baker
^ = w/ Frightened Rabbit
& = w/ Car Seat Headrest

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