Lucy Dacus released Home Video via Matador last year, solidifying her place as one of music’s best storytellers, with a remarkable showing on year-end lists. After a series of flyers appeared in several US cities last week with tear-off tabs for a ‘Kissing Lessons’ hotline, a stream of callers to the number then reported being able to hear a new song by Dacus.
No longer requiring a phone, ‘Kissing Lessons’ is now available to listen to by all. It is accompanied by a video directed by Mara Palena. Complete with hand-drawn hearts and Polaroids, ‘Kissing Lessons’ is another gem mined from Dacus’ childhood in Richmond, Virginia. It was recorded and mixed during the Home Video sessions, and stood out with its sweet and relatable reflection of childhood infatuation as Dacus sings atop infectious guitars, “We’d take turns being seduced // Imagining the day it would come into use // Imagining the day we’d start breaking hearts // And taking names.” Watch HERE.
‘Kissing Lessons’ and ‘Thumbs Again’ will be released as a 7” on June 3rd. The 7” is available for pre-order now.
Dacus’ UK tour commences March 18th in Leeds, with the majority of the dates now sold out and several venues upgraded due to demand. She will kick off a US tour next week, where she will play many cities not yet visited in support of Home Video, and a few rescheduled shows from the fall. Additionally, after selling out three Brooklyn Steels last year, Dacus announces a headline performance at New York City’s Central Park SummerStage on Thursday, July 21st.
Home Video Tour
Fri. Mar. 18, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^ – SOLD OUT
Sat. Mar. 19, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^ – SOLD OUT
Sun. Mar. 20, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes ^ – SOLD OUT
Mon. Mar. 21, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre ^ Upgraded Due to Demand
Wed. Mar. 23 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla – SOLD OUT
Thu. Mar. 24, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory ^ Upgraded Due to Demand
Fri. Mar. 25 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum
Sat. Mar. 26 – London, UK @ Rough Trade – In-Store Performance
Sun. Mar. 27 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 ^
Fri. Aug. 26 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
Thu. Sep. 1 – Sun. Sep. 4 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival