Ahead of their US tour together, Chastity Belt and Melbourne band Loose Tooth have shared a digital split single today featuring new material from both acts: Chastity Belt‘s A side “The Process“ and Loose Tooth‘s B side “Lonely“. Both tracks are available to download or stream worldwide from Hardly Art records and Milk! Records (Australia/New Zealand).
Of “The Process” Chastity Belt songwriter Lydia Lund explains: “The lyrics came later and are a sort of reminder of the way self-criticism can compound. When I’m in that critical state of mind, I try to suspend judgement for that current state and I find it reassuring to remember that it’s temporary – a process”.
As for “Lonely“ Loose Tooth say: “We wrote ‘Lonely’ at the end of 2019. It is about an experience we witnessed when we were teenagers. #MeToo brought up a lot of realizations for many people, and for us; thinking back to us as young and vulnerable women, finishing high school and feeling invincible; we didn’t realize that we could be taken advantage of by predatory and powerful men. ‘Lonely’ is about the power dynamics and manipulation of these relationships, and the lasting cycle of trauma that they can bring”.
Fifty percent of Bandcamp sales for either track will benefit Australian wildfire relief efforts, specifically the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and the Country Fire Authority. Additionally, Chastity Belt and Loose Tooth hit the road together for a run of North American shows starting Tuesday, February 4th.
See Chastity Belt live on tour with Loose Tooth:
02.04.20 – Alma Mater – Tacoma, WA #
02.05.20 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR #
02.07.20 – Holland Project – Reno, NV #
02.08.20 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #
02.09.20 – Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA #
02.11.20 – Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV #
02.12.20 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA #
02.13.20 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA #
02.14.20 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA #
02.15.20 – 191 Tool – Tuscon, AZ #
02.16.20 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX #
02.18.20 – Barracuda – Austin, TX #
02.19.20 – Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX #
02.20.20 – The Satellite – Houston, TX #
02.21.20 – Deep Ellum Art Society – Dallas, TX #
02.23.20 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO #
02.28.20 – Neumos – Seattle, WA #