Watch SASAMI & Snail Mail Cover Mitski In DC

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SASAMIRecent Artist To Watch SASAMI has opened for Snail Mail and Mitski, and she’s going to play some more shows with Snail Mail during the latter’s upcoming tour this summer. Last night, SASAMI performed at DC9 in Washington, DC, and Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan came out to join her for a cover of … More »

SASAMI – “Morning Comes” Video

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SASAMILast month, Artist To Watch SASAMI released her self-titled debut. The Los Angeles-based musician has released a couple good videos for this album cycle so far, for “Jealousy,” “Not The Time,” and “Free,” and today she’s putting out another one, this time for “Morning Comes.” It’s a … More »

Artist Portraits From Stereogum Range Life 2019

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bbymuthaStereogum is in Texas for SXSW right now, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, we played host to an unofficial day party showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in downtown Austin. We know how to throw a party, and we got both established names and exciting up-and-comers, many of them pulled from our own BandMore »

Stereogum Range Life 2019 Recap: 2 Days, 24 Bands, 500 Packs Of Gum

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Charly BlissStereogum returned to Texas in full force this year for Stereogum Range Life 2019, throwing a two-day day party in downtown Austin during the SXSW festivities. We took over the indoor and outdoor stages of Cheer Up Charlies on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping to get the week off to a strong … More »

SASAMI shares video for “Free” from the debut album you had no idea was coming since TMT is your only source of news from the outside world

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Former Cherry Glazer member and French Horn enthusiast Sasami Ashworth has just shared the video for “Free”—the fourth single off her upcoming debut album — which gives us the perfect opportunity to let the world know that said-album is coming out in the first place (not like the announcement was made a month ago or anything).

So here you go: SASAMI by SASAMI will be out on March 8 via Domino.

A wistful, slow-burning rock ballad with a backing-vocal cameo from Devendra Banhart, “Free” talks about how “sometimes when you lose in love, freedom is the consolation prize, and in that way, you’ve actually transcended,” which makes me think that Nintendo Switch I bought myself after my last breakup was a waste of money. The video was shot in Australia earlier this year by director Riley Blakeway.

One last thing you might’ve not known about SASAMI is that she’s likely the hardest-working solo performer on the planet right now, seemingly on tour or in the studio all 366 days of the year. Which means she’s likely to bring her melodic rock to *your* town this Spring, so be sure to skim her tour dates after clicking the album pre-order link and watching the video for “Free” below:

SASAMI tracklisting:

01. Was A Window (feat. Dustin Payseur)
02. Not The Time
03. Morning Comes
04. Free (feat. Devendra Banhart)
05. Pacify My Heart
06. At Hollywood
07. Jealousy
08. Callous
09. Adult Contemporary (feat. Soko)
10. Turned Out I Was Everyone

SASAMI tour dates:

02.27.19 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus
02.28.19 – Hamburg, Germany – Aalhaus
03.02.19 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Bakken
03.04.19 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Witloofbar
03.05.19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso (Upstairs)
03.06.19 – Paris, France – Pop-Up Du Label
03.08.19 – London, UK – The Lexington
03.12 – 3.15.19 – Austin, TX – SXSW
04.02.19 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04.03.19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
04.09.19 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
04.11.19 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
04.12.19 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
04.13.19 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall
04.15.19 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
04.17.19 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake
04.18.19 – Omaha, NE – Reverb
04.19.19 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
04.20.19 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
04.21.19 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo (Back Room)
04.23.19 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
04.24.19 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
04.25.19 – Toronto, ON – Baby G
04.26.19 – Montreal, QC – Quai Des Brumes
04.27.19 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
04.29.19 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
04.30.19 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
05.03.19 – Washington, DC – DC9
05.04.19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
05.05.19 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Café
05.06.19 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
05.08.19 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
05.09.19 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
05.12.19 – Arcosanti, AZ – FORM

SASAMI – “Free” (Feat. Devendra Banhart) Video

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SASAMISasami Ashworth has collaborated with artists like Vagabon, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits, and Soko, and for two and a half years, she played synths in Cherry Glazerr. But now, the multi-instrumentalist and newly minted Artist To Watch is stepping out on her own as SASAMI, with her self-titled debut album set to arrive … More »

Artist To Watch: SASAMI

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Sasami Ashworth is determined to make it. In a sense, she already has. She’s scored short films and commercials, taught in an elementary school, and collaborated in the studio with artists like Vagabon, Hand Habits, and Wild Nothing. And for two-and-a-half years she was a member of Cherry Glazerr, playing the synths that leveled out … More »

SASAMI – “Not The Time”

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SASAMIThis past spring, Sasami Ashworth released her first-ever single, “Callous,” after a career largely playing backup for and contributing to projects for Cherry Glazerr, Avi Buffalo, Wild Nothing, and Hand Habits. The Los Angeles-based musician is coming into her own now, though, under the eponymous name SASAMI, and she’s just shared another new … More »

SASAMI – “Callous”

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Back in January, Sasami Ashworth announced that she was leaving Cherry Glazerr, the band she had been playing with for the last couple years, in order to pursue a solo career. The Los Angeles-based musician has established herself as something of a hired gun over the years, contributing to projects from Avi Buffalo, … More »