NEW ALBUM, FINE BUT DYING, OUT NOW VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“...a punchy indie rock gem that's all too real.” - NYLON (on “Small Talks”)
“...bare, raw, honest, unflinching…” - Exclaim!
"...poetry that conjures inward contemplations of love, past experiences and raw moments of living with alarming clarity.” - EARMILK
"...internal warfare, externalized...bold in both sound and subject..." - NPR
PHOTO CREDIT : Brett Warren // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Fresh off the release of her new album and debut for Arts & Crafts, Fine But Dying, Liza Anne unveils the official music video for standout single “Small Talks”. Following a miffed Liza as she attempts to evade the droning chit-chat of her peers, the video is a caustic tale of the maddening nature of Southern hospitality.
"I've always been exhausted by the strange interactions you have with people where it seems like both of you are wanting a way out”, says Liza Anne. “‘Small Talks’ is my confrontation of southern hospitality and the sour role it plays in relational well being. We should all be straightforward with each other and not kill a situation with fake nice. Sometimes there is nothing to say and that's fine.”
Of the video, director Josh Gilligan says "Brett Warren (art director) and I wanted to create a party that painted a picture of the rampant insincerity Liza refers to in ‘Small Talks’. Empty coffee invites, courtesy laughs, people pleasing. The video is tongue-in-cheek, a bit of satire. Everyone's having a good time, getting tipsy, ‘networking’ and whatever else. We want you to see right through it."
“Small Talks”, which Stereogum called a “hard-charging rocker,” is one of the grittiest tracks on Fine But Dying. Released on March 9, the album received plaudits from NPR Music, who dubbed Liza's sound "internal warfare, externalized...bold in both sound and subject," and EARMILK, who likened the record to "poetry that conjures inward contemplations of love, past experiences and raw moments of living with alarming clarity.” Further accolades came from Billboard, who recently chatted with Liza about Fine But Dying while praising the album for its "unapologetic" lyrical style.
Liza recently kicked off a North American tour in support of Fine But Dying with a full week of showcases at SXSW and upcoming shows in Vancouver and Toronto. Full tour dates below.
LIZA ANNE TOUR DATES
Mar 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Secret Sounds @ Sidewinder
Mar 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW - The Nashville House @ Maggie Mae’s
Mar 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - StubHub Live @ Banger’s
Mar 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Arts & Crafts/Field Trip @ Blackheart
Mar 19 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Mar 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Mar 23 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Mar 28 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Mar 30 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
Mar 31 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 3 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Apr 5 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
Apr 7 - Kansas City, MO - recordBar
Apr 8 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Apr 19 - Nashville, TN - Third Man Records
Apr 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Apr 23 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
Apr 24 - Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Cabaret
Apr 26 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Apr 27 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
Apr 28 - Chicago, IL - SPACE
Apr 30 - Detroit, MI - The Pike Room
May 2 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
May 4 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
May 5 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
May 6 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
May 9 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
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