Julia Holter, the force behind 2012′s impressive Ekstasis has just announced a new album, Loud City Song. Given Holter’s track record, it probably won’t be loud or city-like. If you’re unfamiliar with said track record, which includes Holter’s debut, Tragedy, you’ve got almost three months to prepare.
 
And if you’re already a die-hard fan with a Julia Holter haircut and Moni Mon Ami lyrics scrawled across your abstract self-portraits, you’ll have to content yourself with Holter’s new song, World, for the time being. It’s hymnal and atmospheric, opening with Holter’s haunting vocals backed only by soft harmonies, until ominous-sounding keys and strings hesitantly slide in. The song’s video is a film by Rick Bahto, who collaborated with Holter back in March for a performance and installation at Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA. Loud City Song drops via Domino on August 20 in the US and August 19 elsewhere. You can watch the video for World, and check out Holter’s tour dates and the Loud City Song tracklist, below.
 

 
Tracklist for Loud City Song:
01. World
02. Maxim’s 1
03. Horns Surrounding Me
04. In the Green Wild
05. Hello Stranger
06. Maxim’s 2
07. He’s Running Through My Eyes
08. This Is a True Heart
09. City Appearing
 
Julia Holter Tour Dates:
07/11 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Synagogue
07/12 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
07/14 – Boston, MA – The Church Of Boston
07/16 – Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rosa
07/17 – Toronto, Ontario – The Drake
07/18 – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
07/20 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/23 – Lisbon, Portugal – ZDB
07/24 – Madrid, Spain – Theatro Lara
07/25 – Cartagena, Spain – La Mar De Musicas
07/26 – Barcelona, Spain – Caixaforum
07/27 – Lyon, France – Les Nuits De Fourvieres
07/29 – Ravenna, Italy – Hani-Bi
07/30 – Modena, Italy – Sant Augustino
07/31 – Geneva, Switzerland – Ecoutes Au Vert
08/03 – Katowice, Poland – OFF Festival
08/04 – Zilnia, Slovakia – Stanica
08/05 – Vienna, Austria – WUK
08/07 – Basel, Switzerland – Im Fluss Festival
08/08 – Haldern-Rees, Germany – Haldern Pop
08/09 – Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel Summerfest
08/10 – Goteborg, Sweden – Way Out West
08/11 – Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08/13 – Ghent, Belgium – DOK
08/14 – Saint Malo, France – La Route Du Rock Festival
08/16 – Brecon, Wales – Green Man Festival
08/17 – Skipton, England – Beacons Festival
08/20 – London, England – Cecil Sharp House