Virginia Wing drop new ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ EP

Jonathan ClancyNews, Virginia Wing

After three stunning albums that reminds us “of the astonishing things you can do with pop music” (The Quietus), Virginia Wing return with new limited-edition Pale Burnt Lake EP and cassette ahead of their upcoming US summer tour.

Pale Burnt Lake is a collection of live interludes, abstract sketches, free form spoken word and improvised soundtrack. Using themes and motifs formed around making ‘Ecstatic Arrow’, Pale Burnt Lake is in equal parts soothing and disorientating, intimate and abstract, combining somnambulant synths with Chris Duffin’s harmonised saxophone to create a fully immersive sound bed on which Alice Merida Richards’ vocals recline.

Enigmatic synth pop title track, Pale Burnt Lake, is taken from their acclaimed last album Ecstatic Arrow.

Order: ‘Pale Burnt Lake’ cassette

US Tour Dates
30 Jul: Cooper Owl, Victoria, BC, Canada
31 Jul: Static Jupiter, Vancouver, BC, Canada
01 Aug: The Vera Project, Seattle, WA, US
02-04 Aug: Pickathon Festival, Happy Valley, OR, US
05 Aug: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA, US
07 Aug: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, US
09 Aug: Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, US

UK dates
19 Jul: Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
24 Aug: Headrow House & Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
29 Aug-01 Sep: End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK
18 Oct: Wild Paths Festival, Norwich, UK