Half Waif, led by Nandi Rose Plunkett, have expanded their spring tour with the announcement of their upcoming tour dates with Hovvdy.
Earlier this month, Half Waif announced their new album, Lavender, out on April 27 via Cascine, and they also unveiled a new video for the album’s lead single, “Keep It Out.”
Plunkett called Lavender “a talisman to hold in the midst of that uncertainty, to heal and remind ourselves that it’s not over. It’s not ending yet.” She also says of her new album title:
Lavender is so named for my grandmother Asha—a nod to the lavender she would pluck from her garden and boil in a pot on the stove. The first time I noticed her doing this, it struck me as a kind of magic: the small black cauldron bubbling with a piece of the earth. She did it to make the house smell good. I believe it was also a ritual of purification, clearing out any shadows that may have tried to creep into the old English home she’d lived in, alone, for 50 years.
As for Half Waif’s new tour-mates, Hovvdy released their second album Cranberry earlier this month via Double Double Whammy. You can hear it here.
Check out Half Waif’s upcoming tour dates below and preorder Lavender here.
Half Waif Tour Dates:
16 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Cattivo *
17 – Louisville, Ky. @ Zanzabar *
18 – Lexington, Ky. @ The Burl *
19 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
20 – Bloomington, Ind. @ The Bishop *
21 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee *
22 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Salon *
25 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9^
26 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot and Saddle^
27 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right^
28 – Boston, Ma. @ Great Scott^
29 – Montreal, Quebec @ Vitrola^
01 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake Hotel^
02 – Detroit, Mich. @ Marble Bar^
03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen^
04 – Madison, Wis. @ The Frequency^
06 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge^
07 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court^
09 – Reno, Nev. @ Holland Project^
10 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall^
11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Moroccan Lounge
13 – Arcosanti, Ariz. @ FORM Arcosanti
15 – Dallas, Texas @ City Tavern^
16 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Jr.^
(* – w/ Mitski)
(^ – w/ Hovvdy)