It was announced today that Nite Jewel (the working pseudonym of LA-based singer/keyboardist/producer Ramona Gonzales) will release a new six-track EP, Am I Real?, on Gloriette on August 16. The title track can be purchased here now, and the digital version of the EP will be available July 20.
As well, the Nite Jewel line-up (if last night's SF performance with Dam-Funk was any indication) appears to have been changed up a bit, with the inclusion of Gonzales' husband, former Ariel Pink bandmate Cole M. Greif-Neill, taking the place of keyboardist Emily Jane. The new trio will play the following dates this summer.
Nite Jewel Tourdates
07/29 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex *
08/09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge #
08/10 Wilkes-Barre, PA Cafe Metropolis $
08/11 Allston, MA Great Scott %
08/12 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine &
08/13 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
08/14 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands $
* = w/ Memoryhouse, Baths, Kisses
# = w/ Violens, Prince Rama
$ = w/ The Samps
% = w/ Glasser
& = w/ CAVE