MUNA Shares “Anything But Me,” Details Tour; New Album 6/24 on Phoebe Bridgers’s Saddest Factory Records

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Los Angeles-based indie/pop band MUNA is ready for the spotlight — and on June 24, the band will release a new self-titled album on Saddest Factory Records, an imprint of the Dead Oceans label that was founded by Phoebe Bridgers in 2020.

On Wednesday, MUNA announced its new album and shared a music video for “Anything But You.” Depicting band 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, the song is engaging and calls to mind groups like Wilson Phillips and HAIM with its vocal harmonies:

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 begins 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”:

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The album’s track listing:

1. Silk Chiffon
2. What I Want
3. Runner’s High
4. Home By Now
5. Kind of Girl
6. Handle Me
7. No Idea
8. Solid
9. Anything But Me
10. Loose Garment
11. Shooting Star

In addition to the album news, MUNA is playing special gigs in SXSW this week, and will embark on a headlining tour of North America in the fall.

The dates:

March 16 – SXSW – Saddest Factory Records Showcase – Mohawk – 12AM
March 17 – SXSW – ACL Radio – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt – 11:30AM
March 17 – SXSW – Dr. Martens Presents Music Showcase- Container Store – 6PM
March 18 – SXSW – Kappa Showcase – South Congress Hotel – 5PM

Tour Dates

May 10 – London, UK – The Garage (SOLD OUT)
May 12 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival
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 – Fine Line
August 11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
August 12 – Seattle, WA – Day In Day Out Festival
August 13 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
August 15 – San Diego, CA – Observatory Northpark
September 19 – Boston, MA – Royale
September 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
September 23 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
September 24 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
September 27 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
September 28 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
September 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
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
October 25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

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