Molly Burch, Van Mary, Thor Harris [outside]

Molly Burch has found her way home again. After relocating to her hometown of Los Angeles at the beginning of the year, she’s kicking off her U.S. tour in her former residence and refitting the Mohawk on the release date of her fourth album, Daydreamer. The indie-pop starlet’s ever-unabashed songwriting veers away from the soulful, guitar-steady ballads of her early records and beyond the snappy direction of 2021’s Romantic Images – also produced by Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum. Bright synths lay a backbone on lead single “Physical,” wearing Japanese city-pop inspirations on a sleeve of modernity. The nostalgia isn’t without explanation; rereading her diary entries from age 13 motivated her upcoming LP. Her return, then, feels cosmic, debuting songs that toy with an early teenage self in the city that once incubated her adulthood and her music. Fellow former resident Christelle Bofale, now living in Brooklyn, brings her soft, cradling songbook to support, while last-Austinites-standing Van Mary make an appearance as one-night-only openers. A can’t-miss reunion of the sounds that once rang – but will reverberate forever – through the Texas Hill Country. – Laiken Neumann
Past date: Fri., Sept. 29, 9pm
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