Lost Girls (the duo of Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden) have announced a short tour and released a new song called “Ruins.” The duo is set to visit National Sawdust in Brooklyn on September 26, with dates in Paris, London, and Berlin following in early November. Check out the full list of dates and “Ruins”—Lost Girls’ first new music since their 2021 debut LP, Menneskekollektivet—below.
“Håvard sent me this long, wonderful and kaleidoscopic bass line on top of a drum machine track that I had no clue what to do with—it felt too difficult to try to learn or tame it,” Hval explained of the genesis of the band’s new single. “I started improvising with it and moving parts around a bit, and the song began to feel like getting lost in a city at night, or a cemetery, walking around in circles, perhaps running, perhaps hiding. After improvising for a bit I realized that I was singing about this kind of pattern of movement, but as a band practice in the ’90s, back when I first started playing with other people. If ‘Ruins’ is ‘about’ anything, it’s about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical.”
09-26 New York, NY – National Sawdust
11-05 Paris, France – Petit Bain *
11-07 London, England – Corsica Studios
11-11 Berlin, Germany – Silent Green
* with Decisive Pink