Clyde Petersen and Anita Bryant in the video for “Something in Between,” the third single off their new album, “Drone Butch Blues” out April 26th.
Seattle multi-hyphenate CLYDE PETERSEN, filmmaker/animator/artist/musician is, as usual, working on 52,456 projects (including new films) but this weekend, Clyde is focused on their band YOUR HEART BREAKS which is releasing their 9th album, Drone Butch Blues on April 26th and kicking off their Northwest tour this weekend by opening at The Triple Door this Sunday, April 21st with Kimya Dawson. Tickets available HERE! Doors (and a chance to eat before the show) start at 6pm with performance to start at 7:30 pm.
Here’s a ton more info about the new album and the tour, which plays NW stops this month before heading to the East Coast in May.
Also check out the fun videos…as usual, Clyde knows how to make a catchy video (with an Anita Bryant cameo!) along with the great catchy song!
Today, Your Heart Breaks shares their new single and music video for “Something in Between,” the third single off their forthcoming album, out April 26th. KEXP premiered the single and accompanying video, and shared more about the project and Clyde’s background. Your Heart Breaks has also announced an East Coast run of dates with Loamlands & Nana Grizol in May, following their run through the Pacific NW in April with Kimya Dawson, which includes their hometown release show at The Triple Door on April 21st with Kimya Dawson. Drone Butch Blues is out April 26th via SofaBurn (purchase vinyl/CD here).
Drone Butch Blues is a queer concept album based on the writings of historic and contemporary GLBTQI authors. With a focus on stories surrounding queer community, Drone Butch Blues touches on topics of secret and forbidden love, sex with strangers, the lives of hustlers, the impact of AIDS on homosexuals, historic events and rebellion all interwoven with the personal narrative of Clyde Petersen. Striving to examine the contemporary gap between generations of queers and their elders, Petersen turns to written materials to find buried remnants of gay culture and creative vibrant humans, lost to the plague of AIDS. What emerges from this exploration is Drone Butch Blues, the 9th full-length album from a twenty-year career as Your Heart Breaks.
Produced by Karl Blau and engineered by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington, the base of the album is drone. Each track containing it’s own unique drone element, and is then layered with folk instruments. You won’t find any drum sets on Drone Butch Blues. Instead you will discover rhythm in the textures of the strings and pianos. Drone Butch Blues lives somewhere between a memorial service and a queer anthem, trying to encapsulate or understand such a historic loss of a vibrant generation of artists, while celebrating intimate moments shared in queer communities.
|Your Heart Breaks band & Drone Butch Blues special guests:
Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Earth)
Kyle Field (Little Wings)
Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R. Ring)
Kimya Dawson (Moldy Peaches, Juno )
Dylan Carlson (Earth)
Lori Goldston (Nirvana, Earth)
Adrienne Davies (Earth)
Wynne Greenwood (Tracy & the Plastics)
Jordan Smith(Jordan O’Jordan)
Zach Burba (iji, Dear Nora)
Jacob Jaffe (Younger Shoulder)
Jonas Haskins (Earth, Low Hums)TOUR DATES
04.21 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA*
04.24 – Polaris – Portland, OR*
04.27 – Octopas – Olympia, WA
04.29 – Make.Shift – Bellingham, WA+
04.30 – The Business – Anacortes, WA+
05.06 – The Pinhook – Durham, NC#
05.07 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC#
05.08 – PhillaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA#
05.09 – Coney Island Baby – New York, NY#
05.10 – Trans-Pecos – Brooklyn, NY#
05.11 – Make Shift – Boston, MA#
05.12 – Warmer Warmer – Providence, RI#
05.13 – The Flywheel – Easthampton, MA#
* w/ Kimya Dawson
+ w/ Kimya Dawson and Wizard Apprentice
# w/ Loamlands & Nana Grizol
YOUR HEART BREAKS LINKS
Website / Facebook / Twitter / Bandcamp / Instagram
|“Seattle-based and Bellingham-bred Clyde Petersen has become somewhat of an expert on the history of queer culture and plans to educate and share what they’ve learned on their forthcoming ninth studio record as Your Heart Breaks.”
“Since their formation in Bellingham, Washington in 1999, Your Heart Breaks and front-person Clyde Petersen have been instrumental in both its indie scene and the overarching queer community.”
“The best songwriters can only aspire to create something this important and Petersen does it with captivating power.”
– The 405
Tags: Clyde Petersen, Drone Butch Blues (album), Karl Blau, Kimya Dawson, LGBTQ Musicians, Lori Goldston, Queer Music, Transgender Musicians, Wynne Greenwood, Your Heart Breaks