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NYC collective MICHELLE releases new single “PULSE” | Set to perform at Pitchfork Festivals in London + Paris

NYC-based collective MICHELLE has released new single “PULSE” (buy/stream here). Premiered via Clara Amfo’s “First Play” on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, the track arrives with a visualizer designed by Juliet Bryant (Justin Vernon, Japanese Breakfast, Death Cab for Cutie) – watch here.

Of “PULSE,” MICHELLE shares:

“‘PULSE’ is for release and for some sharp and glowing feeling when you lock eyes with a lover. ‘PULSE’ is for the dance floor. When the heat is cranked from moving bodies and a shared wanting, ‘PULSE’ is playing.”

“PULSE” follows the recent release of four live videos – for “MY FRIENDS,” “FIRE ESCAPE,” “SPACED OUT, PHASED OUT,” and “NO SIGNAL” – tracks from the band’s acclaimed sophomore album AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS, released via Atlantic Records/Canvasback Music in March of 2022. Directed by filmmaker Greg Corn, the acoustic live takes were filmed on the rooftop and fire escape of band member Jamee Lockard’s NYC apartment.

MICHELLE will soon embark on an additional leg of their headline run The Lavender Tour (tickets here) –  kicking off October 31st in Durham, NC and culminating in Brussels, Belgium on November 17th, and including performances at Pitchfork Music Festival London and Paris.

The band will also appear on the bill of Canvasback labelmate Briston Maroney’s Paradise Fest on November 4th at Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, TN.

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Last month, MICHELLE wrapped up the first leg of The Lavender Tour, which began with a festival appearance at This Ain’t No Picnic in Los Angeles and saw the band traverse North America from San Diego to Chicago to Toronto. MICHELLE also performed this summer at Outside Lands in San Francisco and Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle.

Released in early 2022, AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS marked the band’s full-length debut for Canvasback Music (Transgressive in the UK). Featuring singles “POSE,” “SYNCOPATE,” and “MESS U MADE,” the album bears all the hallmarks of MICHELLE’s music – layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, and smoldering hooks.

The record was named to Billboard’s “10 Best Pride Albums of 2022,” joining the critical acclaim the project received upon release from outlets including Pigeons & Planes, NME, InterviewPaste and more. The group was named to Entertainment Weekly’s “9 Artists to Watch in 2022,” with the outlet calling their music “the kind of breezy, timeline-cleansing tunes our overstimulated brains are begging for right now.” 

In June, the band followed up their LP release with a special two-track project dubbed THE SIDE DISHES, featuring two new songs, “FOOL 4 U” and “SEA SHANTY” (listen here). 

This past spring, MICHELLE played a sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, which followed touring earlier in the year opening for Mitski on select dates. They also played a sold-out show at London’s iconic alternative venue Electrowerkz, and a set at UK festival The Great Escape, which received rave reviews from fans and press alike (“an ecstatic, joyful celebration… sharp and ambitious collective musicality”  NME).

Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE formed in 2018 and is comprised of Sofia D’Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. The predominantly POC and queer collective mix and match the writing and production groups amongst the six of them. Their debut album HEATWAVE was self-released, featuring standout single “THE BOTTOM.”

MICHELLE – THE LAVENDER TOUR – 2022

October 31 – Durham, NC – Motorco

November 1 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5

November 2 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Down Under

November 4 – Nashville, TN – Paradise Fest @ Brooklyn Bowl

November 9 – Bristol, UK – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade

November 10 – London, UK – Pitchfork Music Festival London

November 12 – Manchester, UK – Track + Feels @ Canvas

November 14 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

November 15 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

November 17 – Brussels, BE – FiftyLab @ AB Club

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