Woozy Debut New Single "Gilding The Lily" & Announce US Tour Dates

Woozy have teamed up with NPR to premiere the band's new single "Gilding The Lily" from their upcoming full length debut Blistered. After a pair of EPs, singles, splits, and a compilation of the band's earlier material, their album will see its long awaited release onOctober 16th via Community Records and Exploding In Sound. Woozy, comprised ofKara Stafford (guitar/vocals), John St. Cyr (guitar/vocals) and Ian Paine-Jesam(drums/percussion) have evolved their sound on the album, pushing the trio's experimental "rock music" into new territory while remaining true to their intricate melodies and introspective lyricism.

Speaking to the band's heartbreaking sound, NPR captured the essence saying, "New Orleans' Woozy has a whole lot of feelings, but also a whole lot of not giving a damn" before expanding with "like a Rainer Maria 45 spinning off-center; it's wobbly and weird, with a twin-guitar-and-vocal interplay that hesitates and jolts forward without missing a beat."


Woozy's John St. Cyr shared, "The song begins as a dialog between someone who leaves and someone who stays, shifting into a one-sided love letter as the other character's voice disappears. As the memory of the real interactions start to fade, the other party becomes more of an idea than an individual. The title "Gilding The Lily" refers to this; in building up this "perfect" idea of what a situation could be, you cover up all of its natural beauty. Pining is whining."

Blending gorgeous songwriting with heavy and extreme dynamic shifts, the band's dual lead vocals and guitars challenge natural pop tendencies to create something that avoids easy genre categorization. Elements of indie rock, first wave emo, slowcore, post-punk, art rock, anti-folk, sludge, post-harcore and pure unadulterated pop all swirl together under the demanding beauty of Stafford and St. Cyr's harmonies. Fidgeting in every direction that the band describe as the sound of a "introspective singer/songwriter brain in a frankenstein body." There's a comfort to be found in Woozy's uncomfortableness, as the trio set out to "help turn "overthinking what you said to the barista while you were looking for change" into an art form."

"Woozy’s new track “Gilding The Lily,” the latest from the New Orleans trio’s upcoming debut Blistered, quietly shuffles with the idea that our perspective is always changing. It begins as a duet between Kara Stafford and John St. Cyr — each line bleeds into the next until it sounds as though they’re thinking as one." - Stereogum

"Freshman Slump" Tour Dates:

09/18 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa w/ Celestial Shore, Caddywhompus, Natural Blonde
09/19 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon w/ Caddywhompus, Natural Blonde
10/01 - Birmingham, AL - Desert Island Supply Co.
10/02 - Knoxville, TN - TBA w/ Lions
10/03 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox w/ Idle Bloom, Watcher
10/04 - Rock Hill, SC - TBA
10/06 - Richmond, VA - Church of Abe w/ Sundials, Ostraca
10/07 - Washington, DC - Above the Bayou w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Swings
10/08 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Lithuania, Clique
10/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Leapling, Two Inch Astronaut & Very Fresh
10/10 - Cambridge, MA @ Out Of The Blue Too Gallery w/ Two Inch Astronaut, Rick Maguire (Pile) & Palehound
10/11 - Chester, NY @ The Elephant Graveyard
10/12 - Purchase, NY@ - SUNY Purchase
10/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The People's Warehouse w/ One Hundred Year Ocean, Skull Kid
10/14 - Akron, OH @ Fool Mansion w/ Alaska, Setsuna, Forever Losing Sleep
10/15 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Brewery w/ Shoto
10/16 - Grand Rapids, MI w/ Odd Dates, Ratboys
10/17 - Chicago, IL @ Downstairs (at SubT) w/ Ratboys, Coaster, Churchkey
10/18 - Davenport, IA @ Uncle Stu's Haunted Waterpark and Slightly Less Haunted Go-Cart Track w/ Ratboys
10/19 - Ames, IA @ The Record Mill w/ Ratboys
10/20 - Kansas City, KS @ Records With Merritt w/ Ratboys
10/21 - Carbondale, IL @ The Swamp w/ Ratboys
10/22 - Little Rock, AR w/ Ratboys
10/23 - New Orleans, LA @ Community Records Block Party w/ Gnarwhal, Pope, All People & more
10/29 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder w/ Ex-Breathers, Gnarwhal & Crocodiles
10/31 - Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
11/05 - New Orleans, LA w/ Chipper Jones, HIkes, & Alaska
110/6 - Lafayette, LA @ The Wild Salmon w/ Chipper Jones, Hikes, & Alaska
11/07 - Austin, TX @ Hole In the Wall w/ Chipper Jones, Hikes & Alaska
11/08 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle 
11/09 - Fort Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery 
11/10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
11/11 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue
11/12 - Bellingham, WA
11/13 - Seattle, WA
11/14 - Portland, OR @ Pound Pit
11/16 - Eugene, OR @ Blair House
11/17 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Hendley Hotel
11/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Honey Hive
11/19 - Reno, NV @ Fort Rayland
11/20 - Stockton, CA
11/21 - Fresno, CA @ MILF Mountain
11/22 - Monrovia, CA @ Resistor Records MATINEE
11/22 - Los Angeles, CA
11/23 - San Deigo, CA
11/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ 11th Street