Nina Nastasia and Jeff MacLeod Announce Debut Album as Jolie Laide, Unveil Song

    Nina Nastasia and Jeff MacLeod (of Florida BC and the Cape May) have formed a new project, Jolie Laide, whose self-titled debut LP arrives November 17 via Oscar St. Records. Along with the announcement, they’ve shared the opening track ‘Pacific Coast Highway’. Check out a video for it below.

    “I grew up in Southern California and the beach was always a place of calm during much chaos growing up,” Nastasia explained in a statement. “Anytime I’m around an ocean I’m happy. I’ve spent many more miles than I can count on the Pacific Coast Highway making trips to the beach with my mother when I was little and then with friends when I was old enough to drive. That highway represents to me the freedom that comes with youth and the pure joy that comes with being unafraid. It’s intoxicating, but it will never quite be what it was.”

    The band added of the video: “Can we ever really go back home? If nostalgia pulls you back and you go searching for that child-like security and wonder, you can’t find it It’s been changed forever by time and space. A family picnic spot is overgrown, smaller—aged in an unexpected way. It feels like you’re underwater pretending everything is fine. Is it better to preserve a memory than see its reality?”

    Nina Nastasia released her first new album in 12 years, Riderless Horse, last year.

    Jolie Laide Cover Artwork:

    Jolie Laide Tracklist:

    1. Pacific Coast Highway
    2. Move Away Towns
    3. Away Too Soon
    4. Why I Drink
    5. Death of Money
    6. My Darling
    7. God of Gamblers
    8. Isolation View
    9. Blue as Blue

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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