SEE THE VIDEO FOR JULIA HOLTER'S NEW SINGLE "GODDESS EYES II"
Julia Holter | 29/11/12
"Goddess Eyes" is the first single from Julia Holter to be released by Domino on the 10th of December 2012 and will be available on 12" heavyweight vinyl and digitally. The single will feature "Goddess Eyes I" and "Goddess Eyes II", both taken from Ekstasis, the essential second album by Julia Holter which Domino is re-issuing the previous week, December 3rd. Included on the 12" and digital release is a new rendition of "Goddess Eyes" plus a new studio recording of "Betsy On the Roof", both performed with musicians Christopher Votek and Corey Fogel. The tracks were recorded by Votek at his Echo Manor studio in Los Angeles last month.
Pre-order the 12" HERE.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. GODDESS EYES 1
2. GODDESS EYES 2
3. GODDESS EYES (ECHO MANOR VERSION)
4. BETSY ON THE ROOF (ECHO MANOR VERSION)
The accompanying video was directed by Yelena Zhelezov, watch it now:
'The video for Julia Holter's "Goddess Eyes II" is inspired by the Latin phrase "deus ex machina". In literature, deus ex machina is a plot device for seemingly unresolvable dramaturgical situations. The unexpected and dramatic measure was employed by many Greek tragedians. It is in tribute to Euripides and the literary spirit of the song that the video was directed.' - Yelena Zhelezov, November 2012
Since being released to phenomenal acclaim in North America earlier this year, the re-issue of Ekstasis represents the first wide release of what is easily one of the most important, original and talked about albums to emerge from the American underground this decade.
The most fully-realised glimpse of Holter's steadily-developing, beautifully singular vision so far, Ekstasis follows on from the playful searching nature of 2007's home-recorded Eating The Stars EP and 2011's underground masterpiece Tragedy.
Ekstasis will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. You can pre-order Ekstasis HERE.