julie by Silken Weinberg



Los Angeles band and art collective julie announces their highly-awaited debut album my anti-aircraft friend due September 13th via Atlantic Records. Alongside the album’s announcement, julie shares the single “clairbourne practice,” which arrives with shadowy visuals of the band directed by Lizzie Klien and julie.

Speaking about “clairbourne practice,” julie shares, “It’s two voices conflicting and crashing with each other, unable to understand each other. The way the vocals are layered on top of each other in this song is maybe the most androgynous on the album. But it’s two people saying the same thing and still not hearing each other. We definitely wanted the loud and quiet parts to be polar opposites. Sweet, then destructive, and coming back and repeating the cycle.”

Additionally, julie will be playing shows across North America this summer. This July, julie will be supporting Faye Webster for a string of shows, ahead of a larger this August supporting Alex G. julie is also set to perform headline shows with support from hello mary and Dutch Interior and Hello Mary on select dates while on the West Coast with Alex G. Tickets for all shows can be found HERE.

julie exploded onto the map in 2020 with their single “flutter,” which has racked up millions of streams since its release. The band’s genesis, however, goes back to the late 2010s when vocalist and guitarist Keyan Pourzand and drummer Dillon Lee were joined by vocalist and bassist Alex Brady. Holding a mutual affinity towards shadowy and adventurous music, the trio played shows with local acts around Orange County in high school before relocating to Los Angeles in 2019 for design school, where they began writing the songs that would make up their impending debut album my anti-aircraft friend. In 2021, julie released their EP pushing daisies, which includes the tracks “skipping tiles” and “april’s-bloom” and proceeded their 2022 double single “pg.4 picture of three hedges” / “through your window.”

my anti-aircraft friend is a bold leap, both showcasing a louder, more assured band, while also attaining a core sound the band had been chasing all along. After all those years tinkering and refining their sound, julie’s forthcoming debut album is the work of people who have become steeped in alternative music’s history, learned how it works within their own musical sensibilities, and now use it to warp conventions and turn tropes on their head. Additionally, with each member of the band a multidisciplinary artist – Pourzand does sculpture work and Brady writes and paints, while Lee is also a painter as well as illustrator – the band deliberates and conceives every element of their releases, not just the music but the art and packaging, all the way down to what instruments they play onstage. 

For listeners who came of age amidst global pandemics, tumultuous political climates, and a host of looming natural and social crises, the sound of a band like julie could equally be a cathartic escape, or a shelter in which to locate a better sense of self-acceptance in a precarious world.

 Upcoming Live Dates

+= supporting Faye Webster
#= supporting Alex G
*= w/ hello mary 
^= w/ Dutch Interior

7/22 – Richmond, VA @ Brown’s Island+
7/24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem+
7/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Dell Music Center+
7/27 – Boston, MA @ The Stage @ Suffolk Downs+
7/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE+
7/30 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre+

8/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
8/03 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre*
8/04 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*
8/06 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA#
08/09 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues#
8/12 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst#
8/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades#
8/15 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre#
8/16 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre^
8/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory#
8/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos^
8/20 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory#
8/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues#

album artwork

my anti-aircraft friend
Atlantic Records
September 13, 2024

1. catalogue
2. tenebrist
3. very little effort
4. clairbourne practice 
5. knob
6. thread stitch
7. feminine adornments
8. i‘ll cook my own meals
9. piano instrumental
10. stuck in a car with angels


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