Black Belt Eagle Scout – “At The Party”

Katherine Paul’s first Black Belt Eagle Scout album, 2017’s Mother Of My Children, was re-released by Saddle Creek last summer. Since then, we named her one of the best new bands to emerge from last year and she put out a one-off 7″, which featured “Loss & Relax.”

Today, she’s announcing its full-length follow-up, which is called At The Party With My Brown Friends, and sharing its lead single and quasi-title track, “At The Party.” It’s a persistent swirl, gauzy atmospherics and gliding guitars leading to Paul’s central refrain: “We will always sing.”

“Within my conscious self, there is always a sense of questioning the legitimacy of the world when you grow up on an Indian reservation,” Paul said in a statement. “We are all at the party (the world), trying to navigate ourselves within a good or bad situation. I happen to be at the party with my brown friends- Indigenous, Black, POC who always have my back while we walk throughout this event called life.”

Listen below.

01 “At The Party”
02 “My Heart Dreams”
03 “Going To The Beach With Haley”
04 “Real Lovin”
05 “Run It To Ya”
06 “I Said I Wouldn’t Write This Song”
07 “Scorpio Moon”
08 “Half Colored Hair”
09 “You’re Me And I’m You”

06/20-21 Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
07/11 Abbotsford, BC @ Jam In Jubilee
07/26 Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/01-04 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
08/25 Port Townsend, WA @ Thing
10/30 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
11/01 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/02 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/03 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/05 Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone
11/30 Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
12/01 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/03 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
12/04 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
12/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
12/07 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

At The Party With My Brown Friends is out 8/30 via Saddle Creek. Pre-order it here.