U.S GIRLS – ” Velvet 4 Sale “

Posted: November 28, 2017 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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'In A Poem Unlimited'

​2017 marks a decade of U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist, Meg Remy.  Today, Remy announces details of her sixth studio album In A Poem Unlimited, which will be released on 16th February 2018, plus the video for a new U.S. Girls song, ‘Velvet 4 Sale’.

Remy’s second release for 4AD Records, which also includes her recently released single, ‘Mad As Hell’ – a clarion call for pacifism – was tracked in collaboration with Toronto-based instrumental collective the Cosmic Range, and features arrangements by long-time contributors Maxmilian Turnball and Louis Percival.  The dizzying buffet of live grooves on In A Poem Unlimited represents an inversion of the dusty, sample-based minimal textures of Half Free, Remy’s euphoric 4AD debut.  Steered into focus by Remy and mixer/co- producer Steve Chahley, Poem features disco employed as a protest vernacular (‘Mad As Hell’), as well as an unrelenting assault (‘Time’); moody, slow-burning funk (‘Velvet 4 Sale’ and ‘L-Over’) and earnest synth anthems ‘Rosebud’ and ‘Poem’, which form the album’s emotional core.

Song written by Maximilian Turnbull & Meg Remy. Contains elements from the composition entitled “Witch Hunt” written by J. Cameron. P

Following ‘Mad As Hell’, Poem album opener ‘Velvet 4 Sale’ is released today.  The song concerns a female narrator imploring another to buy a gun for protection, impressing that the only way to change men is for women to use violence.  Remy says, “Men are lucky women (and children) have yet to take up arms.  And although I hope this never happens and I completely disagree that violence is ever effective, this very idea was ripe for a song.”

In A Poem Unlimited’, the new album by U.S. Girls, will be released on February 16th 2018 on 4AD Records:

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