The powerhouse electric cello and drum duo, Lung is hitting the road this Summer for an extensive tour of the Western United States. The band is launching their ‘Red Water’ Summer Tour with the announcement of their forthcoming sophomore album, All the King’s Horses (due out on SofaBurn on September 7, 2018 (CD) and October 26, 2018 (Vinyl)). Singles and videos from All the King’s Horses will be released later this Summer.
When asked about what we can expect for the next record, cellist/vocalist Kate Wakefield hinted at heavier thematic material. “This next record is going to bring something different. A lot has happened in the world since our first release (Bottom of the Barrel, Spring 2017) and this album reflects that intensity.” Tracks from All the King’s Horses show a maturation in the band’s songwriting and an evolution in content. There is a more demanding and provocative edge to the record that illustrates undeniable feelings of paranoia and unease with the onset of the Trump presidency. “We were in Texas during the election. Nobody could believe it. We were playing small towns and big cities alike. The feeling was intense; a new ‘uncomfortable normal’ began to take over,” said Wakefield on the experience.
Lung, which formed in April of 2016 and includes Daisy Caplan on drums, has played over 250 shows to date. Known for their live shows, they are looking forward to returning to the West Coast, hitting spots old and new. “I’m excited to play places we’ve never been before, to see every part of this country,” says Daisy. The two are not new to the road. Both have performed in multiple touring projects. Kate has been writing and performing solo since 2014. Daisy was a core member of the prolific rock band Foxy Shazam and feminist punk band Babe Rage.