DEBUT ALBUM – FOLLOW THE CYBORG – OUT NOW
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH NATION OF LANGUAGE START THIS WEEK
MISS GRIT aka New York-based, Korean-American musician Margaret Sohn (they/she), has shared two new remixes from their recently released debut album, Follow the Cyborg – out now on Mute on smokey marbled vinyl, CD and digitally.
These new remixes arrive on the eve of Miss Grit’s North American tour with Nation of Language which kicks off this Friday 13 October in Pittsburgh and continues through to the beginning of December – full details below.
Gilla Band’s Alan Duggan-Borges has reworked the Korean language version of ‘Follow The Cyborg’, titled ‘사이보그를 따라와’, amplifying the album’s machine-like form, while NY-based producer, and composer Aron Kobayashi Ritch (Momma) highlights the emotional side of the album standout ‘Perfect Blue’.
Listen to ‘사이보그를 따라와’ (Gilla Band / Alan Duggan-Borges Remix):
Listen to ‘Perfect Blue’ (Aron Kobayashi Ritch Remix):
Across their debut album, Follow the Cyborg – featuring the acclaimed singles ‘Follow the Cyborg’, praised by Pitchfork for its “adrenaline high” and “electronic dissonance.”, ‘Nothing’s Wrong’, ‘Lain (Phone Clone)’, and the “beguiling and elastic” (Stereogum) single ‘Like You’ –
Miss Grit (they/she), pursues the path of a non-human machine, as it moves from its helpless origin to awareness and liberation. At times gentle and sparse, at others volatile and explosive, Follow the Cyborg occupies a sonic world of electronic experimentation and stirring electric guitars. It was recorded mostly in solitude in Sohn’s home studio, with the exception of a few guest collaborators joining: Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, Aron Kobayashi Ritch of Momma, and Pearla.
Miss Grit’s impetus to conceive an album about the life of a cyborg stems from their own connection to this way of existing. As a mixed-race, non-binary artist, Sohn has always rejected the limits of identity thrust upon them by the outside world, in favour of embracing a more fluid and complex understanding of the self.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as an “inventive, incisive singer-songwriter”, their process is introspective, their vision precise. In their exploration of the life of a cyborg, they subtly and overtly refer to films, including Her, Ex Machina, and Ghost in the Shell, as well as essays by Jia Tolentino (from Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion) and Donna Haraway’s A Cyborg Manifesto.
Follow the Cyborg is out now on smokey marbled vinyl, CD and digitally: https://mute.ffm.to/missgrit
FOLLOW THE CYBORG TRACKLISTING
1. Perfect Blue
2. Your Eyes Are Mine
7. 사이보그를 따라와
8. Like You
9. The End
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH NATION OF LANGUAGE
13 Oct – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre ^
14 Oct – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ^
16 Oct – Madison, WI – Back Room @ High Noon Saloon ^
18 Oct – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Colectivo ^
19 Oct – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall ^
20 Oct – Kansas City, MO – Recordbar ^
22 Oct – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre ^
23 Oct – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge ^
29 Oct – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern ^
30 Oct – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ^
3 Nov – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips ^
4 Nov – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
7 Nov – Nashville, TN – The Basement East ^
8 Nov – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Music Hall ^
9 Nov – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle ^
10 Nov – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^
11 Nov – Washington DC – The Atlantis ^
30 Nov – Boston, MA – The Sinclair ^
1 Dec – Montreal, QC – Le Studio TD ^
2 Dec – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre ^