MUNA Brings Infectious New Single “Anything But Me” to ‘Ellen’ — Debut LP Out 6/24 on Saddest Factory Records

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Los Angeles-based indie/pop band MUNA is gearing up to release its new self-titled album on Saddest Factory Records, an imprint of the Dead Oceans label that was founded by Phoebe Bridgers in 2020, on June 24.

Recently, the group shared the album’s lead single, “Anything But Me,” an airy anthem of empowerment that calls to mind pop/rock groups like HAIM and Wilson Phillips with its vocal harmonies — and this week, MUNA paid a visit to Ellen to perform the song live for the first time.

Here’s the song’s music video, depicting members Katie Gavin (she/they), Naomi McPherson (they/them), and Josette Maskin (she/they) tied up in an abandoned shack before breaking free and escaping to freedom:

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Said MUNA of the song/video:

“Breaking up is hard to do. In the past we’ve stayed in relationships for a long time, waiting until we hit low lows to admit it was over. “Anything But Me” is a song about leaving a partnership simply because it doesn’t feel right. It’s about trusting yourself and your instincts enough to walk away from someone while you still have love for each other and before it gets too bad. The video for the song plays with the idea that we’ve been our own captors in relationships, keeping ourselves in unhealthy dynamics, maybe because that’s what feels familiar. The song embodies the lightness and a playfulness that floods in when you realize that there’s no lock on the door, no one’s holding you back – you can untie the knot and skip into the sunset whenever you’re ready. Now, who can guess what attachment style I have?”

MUNA’s new album kicks off with “Silk Chiffon,” the infectious, ’90s-leaning slide of indie/pop gold that the band released in September with Bridgers and quickly attained reverent status as a “queer anthem”:

This wave of momentum will carry MUNA on the road for much of the rest of year — catch a show!

May 10 – London, UK – The Garage (SOLD OUT)

May 12 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival


June 5 – West Hollywood, CA – OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival at WeHo Pride

July 28-July 21 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

July 30 – Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

August 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

August 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theater

August 5- Louisville, KY – Headliners

August 6 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

August 7 – St Charles, IA – Hinterland Music Festival

August 8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave (UPSIZED FROM FINE LINE DUE TO DEMAND)

August 11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

August 12 – Seattle, WA – Day In Day Out Festival

August 13 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

August 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark

September 18 – Boston, MA – Royale (2nd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)

September 19 – Boston, MA – Royale (SOLD OUT)

September 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)

September 23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

September 24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven

September 26 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club (2nd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)

September 27 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater (SOLD OUT)

September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore (UPSIZED FROM THE FOUNDRY DUE TO DEMAND)

September 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (SOLD OUT)

October 1 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (2nd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)

October 2 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (3rd SHOW ADDED – SOLD OUT)

October 4 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theater

October 6 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman

October 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

October 11 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall

October 16 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theater

October 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

October 19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren

October 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)

October 24 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (2nd SHOW ADDED)

October 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)

October 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (2nd SHOW ADDED)

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