This Is Lorelei (Water From Your Eyes’ Nate Amos) announces new LP, shares “Dancing in the Club”

Nate Amos of Water From Your Eyes has announced a new album as This Is Lorelei. Box For Buddy, Box For Star is due out June 14 via Double Double Whammy, and a press release describes it as his “first attempt at a traditional, intentionally written full-length album” after over a decade’s worth of self-released material. “I had just finished a tour with Water From Your Eyes, during which I laid on the ground at Stonehenge for 40 minutes and decided to stop smoking weed,” Amos says. “Initially, this album was just a challenge to make music without getting high, and I was worried I wouldn’t come up with anything at all. I isolated myself from pretty much everyone and wrote songs all summer. I was pretty broke and significantly depressed, but also in a sort of healthy mental demolition mode, trying to reimagine how I wanted to move forward with my life. For better or worse, what I made ended up being a delayed recovery album, largely dealing with more significant addictions that I kicked a year earlier.”

The lead single is “Dancing In The Club,” a vocoder-laden bedroom pop track that Amos says is “a riff on the ‘playing the heel’ romantic fuck-up archetype – it was supposed to be a character study and I guess it is but it turns out the character was just me.” Watch the video, directed by Joey Agresta, below.

This Is Lorelei has tour dates lined up leading up to and from SXSW, including shows with Omni and fantasy of a broken heart. See all dates below.

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1. Angel’s Eye
2. Perfect Hand
3. I’m All Fucked Up
4. Dancing in the Club
5. My Boy Limbo
6. Where’s Your Love Now
7. Box for Buddy, Box for Star
8. A Song That Sings About You
9. Two Legs
10. An Extra Beat for You and Me

Mar-4 – Boston, MA @ The Rockwell *
Mar-5 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House *
Mar-6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
Mar-7 – Toronto, ON The Garrison *
Mar-8 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog *
Mar-9 – Chicago, IL Schuba’s *
Mar-12-14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar-15 – New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa *
Mar-16 Tallahassee, FL Retrofit Records ^
Mar-18 Durham, NC Rubies on Five Points ^
Mar-20 Washington, DC Rhizome ^
Mar-21 Philadelphia, PA MoMA 2 ^

* w/ Omni
^ w/ fantasy of a broken heart