Plus UK and European tour dates announced for 2019
Los Angeles-based artist SASAMI has released a video for ‘Not The Time’. Gorilla vs Bear premiered the video today, calling it a "vibrant and charming video for her sweetly buzzing new single". Co-directed by Kate Hollowell and Sasami Ashworth, the video features the LA Municipal Dance Squad and The Linda Lindas as SASAMI’s backing band.
Last month, The FADER called ‘Not The Time’ a “fully-formed, heart-striking gem”, hailing SASAMI as “rock's next big thing”.
‘Not The Time’ and SASAMI's previous single ‘Callous’, which Pitchfork named Best New Track earlier this year, are available digitally everywhere and a limited physical version on 7" vinyl is available via Domino.
Additionally, SASAMI has announced 2019 tour dates that include a UK and European run in February and a hometown show at The Echo in Los Angeles in January. All dates below.
SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) has been making music in the Los Angeles area, in almost every way you can, for the last decade. From playing French horn in orchestras and studios and playing keys, bass, and guitar in local rock bands (Cherry Glazerr, Dirt Dress), to contributing vocals/string/horn arrangements to studio albums (Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits) and producing on tracks for other respected artists (Soko), she has gained a reputation as an all-around musical badass.
After graduating from the Eastman School of Music in 2012, SASAMI spent her time scoring and making orchestral arrangements for films, commercials and studio albums, as well as being a deeply committed music teacher in Los Angeles. She spent the previous two and a half years touring the world non-stop playing synths in the band Cherry Glazerr and is now taking a turn to focus on her own music. SASAMI has already shared bills with the likes of Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Liz Phair, The Breeders and Blondie.
Upcoming live dates
Jan 4th – The Echo, Los Angeles Free entry
Feb 27th – Badehaus, Berlin Tickets
Feb 28th – Aalhaus, Hamburg Tickets
March 2nd – Bakken, Copenhagen - Free entry
March 4th - Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels Tickets
March 5th – Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdam Tickets
March 6th – Pop-Up Du Label, Paris Tickets
March 8th – The Lexington, London Tickets