Joanna Gruesome – “Jerome (Liar)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Cheekily named Welsh indie-pop band Joanna Gruesome’s first original release since last year’s debut album Weird Sister — that is, not counting their great Galaxie 500 cover — will be a split 12-inch with Bristol rockers Trust Fund featuring three songs by each band. One of J. Gruesome’s contributions to the disc is “Jerome (Liar),” a playful ditty that maintains the group’s standard of masterfully fuzzed-out twee. Get into it below.

The Trust Fund/Joanna Gruesome split is out 9/21 in the UK via Joanna Gruesome’s own Reeks Of Effort and 9/22 in the US via HHBTM. Joanna Gruesome also has a slew of UK and US tour dates coming up, many of them with Perfect Pussy:

07/26 Derbyshire, UK @ Indietracks Festival
07/29 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store (w/ Perfect Pussy)
07/30 Leeds, [email protected] Wharf Chambers (w/ Perfect Pussy)
07/31 Glasgow, UK @ Mono (w/ Perfect Pussy)
08/1 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute (w/ Perfect Pussy)
08/2 London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms (Fortuna POP! all-dayer)
8/7-10 Skipton, UK @ Beacons Festival
8/8-10 Oxfordshire, UK @ Supernormal Festival
8/16 London, UK @ ATP Jabberwocky Festival
8/17 Glanusk, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/20 Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records ~
08/21 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (Popscene) +
08/22 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell #
08/24 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium*
08/27 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
08/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
08/29 New York, NY @ South Street Seaport^
08/30 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*

~ = w/ Tony Molina, Hard Left
+ = w/ Manatee
# = w/ Dunes, Michael Vidal, DEBT
*=w/ Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, & Love of Everything
^=w/ Big Ups