“Ballad Of Big Nothing” by Julien Baker

Julien Baker premiered her cover of Elliott Smith’s “Ballad Of Big Nothing” this morning Her cover, alongside 15 others, can be found on the forthcoming compilation Say Yes! A Tribute To Elliott Smith, out October 14th, 2016 via American Laundromat Records.

The Memphis, TN-native Baker will head back out on a North American headlining tour in support of her debut album Sprained Ankle next week, playing to her biggest rooms to date throughout the midwest, east coast, and into Canada. The dates begin next Wednesday, April 13th in Indianapolis, IN and continue through April 27th with a sold-out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Having wrapped up east and west coast US runs in January and February – as well as a stop at SXSW in Austin, TX last month.

Sprained Ankle was released on October 23, 2015 via 6131 Records. Baker wrote these nine songs across 2014, following her move from Memphis to Murfreesboro, TN for college. Away from her family and close friends (including her band Forrister), writing proved to be a creative, cathartic outlet for her loneliness. The resultant songs are confessional yet accessible, personally contemplative yet universally relatable, unsparingly honest yet deeply heartening – and filled with tales of staggering experiences and striking imagery.

Julien Baker tour dates:

APR. 13 INDIANAPOLIS, IN THE HI-FI
APR. 14 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL
APR. 15 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB
APR. 16 MADISON, WI THE FREQUENCY
APR. 18 FERNDALE, MI THE MAGIC BAG
APR. 19 TORONTO, ONT THE DRAKE HOTEL
APR. 20 MONTREAL, QC LE DIVAN ORANGE
APR. 22 SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT HIGHER GROUND SHOWCASE LOUNGE
APR. 23 PORTSMOUTH, NH 3S ARTSPACE
APR. 24 CAMBRIDGE, MA THE SINCLAIR
APR. 25 NORTHAMPTON, MA IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL
APR. 27 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM (SOLD-OUT)
APR. 29 MEMPHIS, TN BEALE ST. MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 13-15 ATLANTA, GA SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL
MAY 20 AARHUS, DK POP REVO FESTIVAL
MAY 22 BRUSSELS, BE GRAND SALON DE CONCERT
MAY 23 LUXEMBOURG, LU DE GUDDE WELLEN
MAY 24 PARIS, FR SUPERSONIC
MAY 25 LONDON, UK ST. PANCRAS OLD CHURCH (SOLD-OUT)
MAY 26 LONDON, UK THE FORGE (SOLD-OUT)
MAY 28 GLASGOW, UK BROADCAST
MAY 29 NEWCASTLE, UK HEAD OF STEAM
MAY 30 LEEDS, UK THIS MUST BE THE PLACE
JUN. 1 BRIGHTON, UK GREEN DOOR STORE
JUN. 2-3 BARCELONA, ES PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL
JUN. 5 MANNHEIM, DE MAIFELD DERBY
JUN. 6 MUNICH, DE HAUSKONZERTE
JUN. 7 FRANKFURT, DE BROTFABRIK
JUN. 8 DORTMUND, DE HEJ STORE
JUN. 9 COLOGNE, DE KING GEORG
JUN. 11 NEUCHATEL, CH FESTINEUCH
JUN. 14 BERLIN, DE PRIVATCLUB
JUN. 15 STOCKHOLM, SE LILLA HOTELLBAREN
JUN. 17 HELSINKI, FI SIDEWAYS FESTIVAL
JUN. 18 HILVARENBEEK, NL BEST KEPT SECRET FESTIVAL
JUL. 24 NEWPORT, RI NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL
AUG. 28 LOS ANGELES, CA FYF FEST