Black Belt Eagle Scout Comes Home on New Track "Loss & Relax"

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Black Belt Eagle Scout Comes Home on New Track "Loss & Relax"

Katherine Paul’s Black Belt Eagle Scout has released a purposeful new track and corresponding video titled “Loss & Relax,” which will be released on a 7-inch alongside “Half Colored Hair” on April 26 from Saddle Creek.

Paul said of the prideful composition dedicated to her history in a statement:

As I was writing the guitar line, I kept seeing the water of the Salish Sea and the local ferries drifting people in and out of place. Ferries are such a beautiful part of my childhood and served as a major form of transportation. Thinking about my home and how canoes have turned into ferries is a sad, but also beautiful thought. Nowadays with Canoe Journeys, canoes are alongside ferries, roaming our waters to lands, sharing customs and culture. That is what I think about now when I listen to the fully recorded version of the song. I see a strong and fierce community of my people continuing to thrive in whatever comes our way. That is how I feel about myself, a survivor and thriver of this land, a water protector, a womxn, the future.

The video for “Loss & Relax,” directed by Angel Two Bulls, follows Paul on her journey home as she goes through the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Samish Indian Nation.

Paste highlighted Black Belt Eagle Scout as one of 2018’s best new bands, with our own Ellen Johnson praising Paul’s “knack for making very specific, personal anecdotes feel universal.”

Watch it below and scroll down for Black Belt Eagle Scout’s upcoming tour itinerary, including dates with Julia Jacklin, Disq and Lala Lala.

“Loss & Relax” b/w “Half Colored Hair” Single Art:

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Black Belt Eagle Scout Tour Dates:

April
15 – Missoula, Mont. @ Union Hall Ballroom
16 – Billings, Mont. @ Yellowstone Valley Brewing
17 – Rapid City, S.D. @ Black Hills Vinyl
18 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Total Drag Records
19 – Madison, Wis. @ Communication #
20 – Bloomington, Ind. @ Culture Shock ^
22 – Athens, Ohio @ Union Bar and Grill
23 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade *
24 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom *
25 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Johnny Brenda’s *
26 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott *
27 – Montreal, Que. @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *
28 – Toronto, Ont. @ Horseshoe Tavern *
30 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 *

May
01 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Matter *
02 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room *
03 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Snug Harbor *
04 – Atlanta, Ga. @ 529 Club *
06 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Third Man Records *
07 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
08 – Chicago, Ill. @ Schuba’s *
09 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry *
10 – Omaha, Neb. @ Reverb Lounge *
11 – Kansas City, Mo. @ recordBar *
13 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge *
14 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge *
17 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Fox Cabaret *
18 – Everett, Wash. @ Fisherman’s Village Music Festival *
18 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern *
19 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios *
21 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall *
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy *
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom *

June
03 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada *
04 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda *
05 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall *
06 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa *

(# = w/ Disq)
(^ = w/ Lala Lala)
(*= w/ Julia Jacklin)

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