Lucy Dacus Announces New Album & Shares “Night Shift”

Credit Dustin Condren

Lucy Dacus’s sophomore album Historian will be released on March 2nd 2018 on Matador Records. It arrives two years after her 2016 debut, No Burden.

Historian is a “remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent that finds Dacus unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It’s a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos.”

The album announcement comes with the release of a new song titled “Night Shift“, which boasts a devastatingly powerful vocal performance and scathing lyrics telling off a former lover, the only breakup song Dacus has ever written. “You’ve got a 9-5 so I’ll take the night shift / And I’ll never see you again if I can help it,” she declares with hopeful determination, “In five years I hope the songs feel like covers / Dedicated to new lovers.

This is the album I needed to make,” says Dacus, who views Historian as her definitive statement as a songwriter and musician. “Everything after this is a bonus.

Dacus and her band recorded the album in Nashville last March, re-teaming with No Burden producer Collin Pastore, and mixed it a few months later with A-list studio wizard John Congleton.

Live Dates:
02.03 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07.03 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
08.03 Charleston, SC @ Pourhouse
09.03 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10.03 Nashville, TN @ The Hi Watt
19.03 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
20.03 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
21.03 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
22.03 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
23.03 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
24.03 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
26.03 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
27.03 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
28.03 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
30.03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
31.03 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
02.04 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
04.04 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
05.04 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
06.04 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
07.04 Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI
08.04 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
09.04 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
11.04 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
13.04 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
14.04 Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
19.04 Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
20.04 Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
21.04 Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
22.04 Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds 2
24.04 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
25.04 London, UK @ Omeara
26.04 Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
27.04 Paris, FR @ Espace B
30.04 Copenhagen, DE @ Stengade
01.05 Hamburg, GE @ Prinzenbar
03.05 Cologne, GE @ Blue Shell
04.05 Amsterdam, NE @ Sugar Factory

Historian FINAL packshot (1)
Historian Tracklist:
1. Night Shift
2. Addictions
3. The Shell
4. Nonbeliever
5. Yours & Mine
6. Body To Flame
7. Timefighter
8. Next Of Kin
9. Pillar Of Truth
10. Historians

Photo Credit: Dustin Condren
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