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U.S. Girls
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November 1, 2023

U.S. Girls, the experimental pop project of North American multidisciplinary artist Meg Remy, releases its first-ever live album entitled Lives digitally. Released on the eve of the band’s European tour, the album showcases the last five years on stage non-chronologically.

The musicians on this 15-song album represent three distinct versions of the U.S. Girls live band; the “Poem Band,” a jam-oriented outsider jazz-funk unit that often stretched Remy’s deep-pocketed groovers and plastic soul ballads out the nether-regions of abstraction, the “Heavy Light Band,” which reigned in the chaos and placed emphasis on harmonious sounds of stacked female voices, and the current iteration of the U.S. Girls band that utilizes synthesisers and samplers to bring a new dimension and depth of tone to her catalogue. At the centre, throughout, is the timeless timbre of Remy’s distinctive voice. Featuring members of the Badge Époque Ensemble and the Cosmic Range along with some of the brightest Canadian singer-songwriter talent in artists like Geordie Gordon, Dorothea Paas and Carlyn Bezic, Remy largely pulled from a pool of Toronto-based musicians active in the seemingly disparate worlds of jazz, funk, pop and the avant garde.

In the tradition of live albums including Alive! By Kiss, Cannonball Adderley’s Mercy, Mercy Mercy! Live at “The Club,” or Frampton Comes Alive!, U.S. Girls' Lives presents recordings across different performances as a single concert, produced by Remy’s husband and long-time musical collaborator, Maximilian Turnbull. It’s a marriage of rock and roll theatricality and undeniable funk that recalls mid-70s Bowie in all of his Dionysian glory–it’s a show not to be missed.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 CIUT Spot 0:29 Buy

    CIUT Spot

  2. 2 M.A.H. (Pitchfork Live) 3:12 Buy

    M.A.H. (Pitchfork Live)

  3. 3 Pearly Gates (Bunker Session) 5:03 Buy

    Pearly Gates (Bunker Session)

  4. 4 Navy & Cream / Window Shades (Pitchfork Live) 14:12 Buy

    Navy & Cream / Window Shades (Pitchfork Live)

  5. 5 Rosebud (Q Session) 3:06 Buy

    Rosebud (Q Session)

  6. 6 Pump (CBC Live) 5:28 Buy

    Pump (CBC Live)

  7. 7 Incidental Boogie (Neptune Theatre) 3:55 Buy

    Incidental Boogie (Neptune Theatre)

  8. 8 Sororal Feelings (Amoeba Session) 3:54 Buy

    Sororal Feelings (Amoeba Session)

  9. 9 4 American Dollars (CBC Live) 7:46 Buy

    4 American Dollars (CBC Live)

  10. 10 IOU (CBC Live) 5:13 Buy

    IOU (CBC Live)

  11. 11 Bless This Mess (CBC Live) 4:41 Buy

    Bless This Mess (CBC Live)

  12. 12 Red Ford Radio (Bunker Session) 2:39 Buy

    Red Ford Radio (Bunker Session)

  13. 13 28 Days (KEXP Session) 3:51 Buy

    28 Days (KEXP Session)

  14. 14 Time (Pitchfork Live) 12:54 Buy

    Time (Pitchfork Live)

U.S. Girls

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