Julien Baker announces ‘Little Oblivions Remixes’ EP

Featuring Half Waif, Helios, Gordi, and more!

Photo: Alysse Gafkjen

Following the release of third album ‘Little Oblivions’ back in February, Julien Baker has now announced that a remix EP will be landing on 1st September via Matador Records.

Hand selected by Julien, remixes are set to come from Half Waif, Gordi, Jesu and Thao, with Helios’ version of ‘Bloodshot’ being revealed today.

“I was excited when Julien Baker reached out about doing a remix, because I respect her work and it was an interesting challenge to do a remix of singer/songwriter material in the context of my approach which is more in the electronic/ambient world,” Helios says. “I wanted to keep the integrity of the original composition, which was great, but also wanted to create enough of a spin to give it a distinctly new quality. My approach to remixes is to use as much of the original material as possible, but to use those elements as a base to create a variety of new textures. So I took a lot of the guitar and percussion elements and ran them through some old tape recorders to give it a rough “handmade” quality, reversed them, chopped them up or manipulated them with reverbs and delays to create ambient soundscapes. I treated Julien’s vocals to match the rougher, more lo-fi quality I used with the instrumental elements. Harmonically, I changed up the chord changes to give the vocal melody a slightly new framework and arrangement on which to sit and create some new twists and turns and builds in the composition. It was one of the most fun remixes I’ve done to date, with such strong original material it gave me a lot to play around with.”

Check it out now below.

‘Little Oblivions Remixes’ EP Tracklisting:
1. Faith Healer (Half Waif Remix)
2. Bloodshot (Helios Remix)
3. Ringside (Gordi Remix)
4. Favor (Jesu Remix)
5. Ziptie (Thao Remix)

See Julien Baker live at the following dates:

03 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn - SOLD OUT
04 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse - SOLD OUT
05 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
07 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel - SOLD OUT
08 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom - SOLD OUT
10 Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Lucy Dacus, Thao - SOLD OUT
11 Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Lucy Dacus, Bachelor - SOLD OUT
13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club - SOLD OUT
14 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
15 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
18 Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
20 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
22 Chicago, IL @ Metro
23 Chicago, IL @ Metro
24 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
25 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre - SOLD OUT
27 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
28 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre

27 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
28 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
29 Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
30 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

01 Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
02 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
06 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
08 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater - SOLD OUT
09 Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre
10 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
12 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
15 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
16 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall - SOLD OUT

15 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
16 Groningen, NL @ Vera
17 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
19 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
20 Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
21 Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret
23 Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
25 Lund, SE @ Mejeriet
28 Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
29 Prague, CZ @ Rock Cafe
30 Vienna, AT @ Arena

01 Salzburg, AT @ Rockhouse
04 Padova, IT @ Padova Hall
06 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
07 Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
08 Munich, DE @ Technikum
10 Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche
13 Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
14 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
18 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
19 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Irish Centre
21 Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s - SOLD OUT
22 Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s - SOLD OUT
24 Glasgow, UK @ St Luke’s
25 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
29 Madrid, ES @ Teatro Kapital
30 Valencia, ES @ La Rambleta
31 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo

Julien Baker has been nominated for the AIM Independent Music Awards 2021, which takes place as a global livestream on 25th August. For more information on the event, and to check out the other nominees, head to their website.

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