Juliette Lewis has revealed her latest musical endeavor, dubbed Juliette and the New Romantiques.
Lewis and her newly minted crew will kick off a string of live festival gigs with a performance March 18 at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, followed by a stop at San Diego’s IndieFest V March 28 before heading off for a two-night stand June 5-6 at Germany’s Rock Am Ring Festival. Itinerary details are below.
The actress and rock frontwoman–who in mid-January ended her seven-year run with her previous band, The Licks–also announced that an impending album, “Terra Incognita,” is in the pipeline, which new group’s MySpace page listed only as “coming soon.”
The songstress commented on her MySpace blog, “This new incarnation is more about disillusionment and hope. Determination and despair. Romance and tragedy. And truly creating music that comes from those conflicts. It is more about a sound and energy than a ‘band’.”
Forget The Licks – actress/rocker Juliette Lewis’ new sidekicks are called the New Romantiques.
After announcing in mid-January on Juliette and The Licks’ MySpace page blog that the “Licks are no more. It is the end of our run … For now,” this week Lewis announced the new band’s name, along with new shows and a new Web page.
Lewis explained her new album, Terra Incognita, which is set for release this spring and was produced by Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez, called for a new name for her band.
“Because this album is so sonically different than anything I’ve done before and captures many flavors of my emotional life and voice, it needed an entirely new name,” she said of Juliette and the New Romantiques.
Check out Juliette and the New Romantiques’ MySpace page as well as new tunes by the band here.
To read the Lewis’ full blog post click here.
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More new and gorgeous Juliette pictures on set of “Sympathy for Delicious” taken in February 03.
• Sympathy for Delicious (2009) – On Set – February 03