Chastity Belt – “5am”

Chastity Belt – “5am”

Next month, Chastity Belt are releasing their third album, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone, and we’ve heard “Different Now” and “Caught In A Lie” from it already. Today, they’re sharing another new song called “5am” — it’s the closing track from the album, and it’s a swirling but crisp denouement. It takes place during those late-night hours when you can’t stop thinking about all of your problems but there’s nothing you could possibly do to fix them in that moment, so instead you just sit and seethe and overthink everything. “Immediate urge to get everything all straight,” Julia Shapiro sings. “Need to express it, but it’s not the time or place.” The track is left unresolved, and who knows if they woke up and went about solving what was wrong or realized that the hang-up wasn’t that big of a deal in the first place or maybe even buried it down deeper to avoid confrontation. In any case, the takeaway is perfectly clear: “Communication’s pretty hard.” Listen below.

Tour Dates:
06/01 Seattle, WA @ Record Release show at The Crocodile *
06/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
06/15 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
06/16 Detroit, MI @ Jumbo’s
06/17 Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall at the Great Hall
06/18 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
06/19 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/22 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
06/23 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
06/24 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
06/25 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
06/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory)
06/28 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
06/29 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
06/30 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
07/01 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
08/01 San Francisco, DA @ Great American Music Hall
08/03 Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
09/04 Margate, UK @ Cliffs
09/05 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
09/06 Manchester, UK @ Star and Garter
09/07 Newcastle, UK @ Cluny
09/08 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
09/11 Bristol, UK @ Exchange
09/12 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
09/13 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
09/14 London, UK @ Garage
09/15 Brussels, BE @ Witloof Bar
09/16 Cologne, DE @ King Georg
09/17 Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
09/19 Vienna, AT @ Arena
09/20 Lausanne, CH @ La Romandie Club
09/21 Paris, FR @ Espace B
09/22 Rotterdam, NL @ V11
09/23 Utrecht, NL @ ACU

I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone is out 6/2 via Hardly Art. Pre-order it here.

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