Lael Neale Announces New Album, “Star Eaters Delight”
Lael Neale has announced her new full-length album, Star Eaters Delight, which will be available on April 21st, 2023 worldwide via Sub Pop.
The album, which features the highlights “I Am The River,” “In Verona,” “Must Be Tears,” and “Faster Than The Medicine,” was written by Neale, with arrangements and production by Guy Blakeslee (The Entrance Band). The recordings were made on cassette in Virginia and mastered by Chris Coady (Beach House, Local Natives) in Los Angeles.
Star Eaters Delight reveals an expansion of Neale’s sonic collaboration with producer and accompanist Blakeslee and arrives on the heels of her Sub Pop debut Acquainted With Night, which won international acclaim for its crystalline vocals, clever songwriting, and excellent use of omnichord to build a world of beautiful reveries.
In April of 2020, Lael moved from Los Angeles back to her family’s farm in rural Virginia. Looking at the world from a distance and getting in tune with her own rhythms, she wrote and recorded steadily for two dreamlike years, driven by a need to make order out of chaos. Forged in isolation, Star Eaters Delight is a vehicle for returning, not just to civilization, but to celebration. She explains: “The unbroken silences on the farm compelled me to break them with sound. This album is louder and more external, calling out to the world.”
Watch the official self-directed video for “I Am The River” below
Lael Neale US Tour Dates
Sat. Apr. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Permanent Records Roadhouse
Mon. Apr. 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Trunk Space
Wed. Apr. 26 – Austin, TX – Chess Club
Sat. Apr. 29 – Nashville, TN – drkmttr
Wed. May 03 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
Fri. May 05 – New York, NY – Public Records
Sat. May 06 – Northampton, MA – Parlor Room
Sun. May 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Dolphin
You can pre-order or pre-save Star Eaters Delight or get tickets to the upcoming Lael Neale tour dates by visiting her website here.