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Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus Form Boygenius Supergroup
On Aug. 21 indie singer/songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus announced they will be touring together and releasing a joint album as supergroup Boygenius on Matador Records this November.
Julien Baker signed with Matador for her 2017 second album Turn Out The Lights, which reached No. 78 on the Billboard 200. Phoebe Bridgers released her first album in 2017, Stranger In The Alps, on Dead Oceans. Bridgers is best known for her featured spot on Lord Huron's "The Night We Met," which reached No. 25 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs. Lucy Dacus' two albums are both Matador offerings, 2016's No Burden and 2018's Historian. The trio's self-titled EP arrives Nov. 9, but Matador has released three tracks to lead the way.
The three women will continue their independent tour schedules until Nov. 4, when their joint tour kicks off at the Ryman in Nashville. Dacus is opening and Baker and Bridgers will co-headline the dates. While they plan to play their own material, the door is definitely open for some collaborative supergroup jump-ins as well, a possibility Matador refers to as "another rumor we can't yet confirm." The string of 19 appearances wraps up on Nov. 30 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.
Describing their collaborative creative process, Baker said, "Everyone seemed both confident enough to present ideas and fight for their individual vision, but considerate and humble enough to make decisions which ultimately served the song." What started as one song apiece from the women blossomed into the EP, and the artists' mutual support and affinity for working together has created what a writer for Nylon dubbed, "the supergroup of my dreams."