Julia Holter – “Sea Calls Me Home” (Singles Going Steady)

After a few listens, it's hard not to casually whistle to it.

Dustin Ragucos: The undersea critters and those above land are moving their heads from side to side while they hear “Sea Calls Me Home”. After a few listens, it’s hard not to casually whistle to it. The song’s sax solo is the cherry on top. I think that it’s safe to pack our suitcases and join Holter on her voyage. Bring scuba gear. [9/10]

Ed Whitelock: Julia Holter’s passionless delivery of this sea chanty leave me a bit dry. In her previous, minimalistic work, that vocal delivery has worked, but here, she seems to be reaching for a broader audience, but offers little to welcome them. [5/10]

John Garratt: Repetitive lyrics, a simple drum part barely being played competently, saxophone for no reason, random “whimsical” images, and a bewildering amount of cutesiness to mask the lack of content — we’re on a roll here. [2/10]


10-06 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theater *

10-07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium *

10-08 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium *

10-10 Berkeley, CA – Greek Berkeley *

10-12 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar

10-13 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *

10-24 New York, NY – Rough Trade

10-27 Zurich, Switzerland – Ziegel Oh Lac

10-28 Munich, Germany – Kammerspiele Theatre

10-29 Frankfurt, Germany – Brotfabrik

10-30 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich

11-01 Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia

11-02 Stockholm, Sweden – Etablissemanget

11-03 Oslo, Norway – Parktheatret

11-04 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

11-05 Berlin, Germany – Berghain

11-07 Den Bosch, Netherlands – November Music

11-09 Brighton, England – Komedia

11-10 Bristol, England – The Lantern @ Colston Hall

11-11 Birmingham, England – Glee Club

11-12 London, England – Islington Assembly Hall

11-13 Glasgow, Scotland – The Hug and Pint

11-14 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club

11-16 Paris, France – New Morning

11-17 Brussels, Belgium – AB Club

11-18 Brugge, Belgium – Biekorf

11-19 Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? Festival

11-24 Kyoto, Japan – Metro

11-25 Osaka, Japan – Conpass

11-26 Tokyo, Japan – WWW

12-09 Sydney, Australia – Newtown Social Club

12-10 Brisbane, Australia – Black Bear Lodge

12-11 Melbourne, Australia – Howler

12-12 Victoria, Australia – Meredith Music Festival

* with Beirut


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