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Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz) Releases New Single “Devil In U”

Sad13 – a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis of grunge-pop band Speedy Ortiz – is gearing up to release her highly anticipated debut solo album Slugger next month. Ahead of its release, she has already shared a consent-is-sexy pop anthem “Get A Yes and schooled us in MUA tutorials with “<2.” Today, Sad13 shares the third single off Slugger entitled “Devil In U.” Listen to the track HERE.

Sad13 on “Devil In U”

It’s about constraining your life to avoid conflict in the face of emotional abuse. You cut yourself off from your support systems and passions to prevent and assuage your partner’s irrational reactions; you force yourself to fit another person’s definition of “angelic” so as not to provoke their “devilish” side. But no devil is worth your care if they don’t love and support you for who you are. And if the “Devil In U” causes you to hurt someone you supposedly love, maybe you’re just the devil, period.


First thought your thoughtlessness was just aplomb. First thought, best thought. I must’ve got the sequence wrong. Frogs in the broth, swimming. Who’d dare to show to you mercury reversing when you don’t approve? So I observe the moon, keep my puppy groomed, and read my books all the way through. And when I’m with my crew I proffer to you proof, ‘cuz that’s what an angel would do who’s stuck with the devil in you. Wax in the cauldron, bricks in the leavening. I’m your favorite person, but you don’t approve. Scuff in the throne room. Death in the family.

Dupuis is kicking off the first-ever Sad13 tour later this month. See below to find a show near you and get your tickets HERE.

Slugger – an album which prioritizes self-possession in every sense – was self-produced, recorded and written by Dupuis, mixed by Gabe Wax (Beirut, Wye Oak, Boots) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, HAIM, Sky Ferreira). After Sadie Dupuis moved to Philadelphia in early 2016, Slugger quickly began to take shape. Throughout the album, Sad13 chews on what it means to give and receive consent, sexual and romantic autonomy, finding new modes of enjoying love and boning after destructive partnerships, shredding joyously past misogyny and other exclusionary gender politics, and so many more exploratory, non-exploitative areas of love. “I wanted to make songs that were the opposite of ‘Genie in A Bottle’ or ‘The Boy Is Mine,'” Sadie Dupuis says of Slugger. “Songs that put affirmative consent at the heart of the subject matter and emphasize friendship among women and try to deescalate the toxic jealousy and ownership that are often centered in romantic pop songs.”

Watch this space for more on Sad13: www.sadthirteen.com

Tour Dates

10/27/16 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt

10/28/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville

10/29/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilMOCA

11/05/16 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (Hassle Fest 8)

11/13/16 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha

11/14/16 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

11/16/16 – Northampton, MA @ 13 Queen

11/17/16 – Hamden, CT @ The Space

11/18/16 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

11/19/16 – Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall

11/21/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Malhall’s

11/22/16 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

11/23/16 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

11/25/16 – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run

11/26/16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

11/27/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

11/28/16 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

11/29/16 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

11/30/16 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar

12/02/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern

12/03/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg

12/06/16 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide

12/07/16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

12/09/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

12/10/16 – Durham, NC @ Pinkhook

12/11/16 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

12/13/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

12/14/16 – Boston, MA @ Middle East


Vinyl/CD: http://smarturl.it/slugger_carpark

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/slugger_itunes

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