Psychic Hotline

Flock of Dimes Shares New Singles “Pure Love” + “Time”

February 16, 2022 - By Psychic Hotline

So excited to share that today’s installment of the Psychic Hotline Singles Series comes from our good friend Flock of Dimes! “Pure Love” b/w “Time” are available now on all digital streaming platforms today, with a physical 12-in. featuring instrumental and a cappella versions of the song to be released mid-July.

Last year Jenn Wasner’s solo project, Flock of Dimes, released her critically acclaimed album Head of Roses via Sub Pop. After spending so much time sitting with grief both personally and creatively, Wasner’s new singles “Pure Love” and “Time” skew pop, both centering joy, hopefulness, and pleasure – two sides of the same coin.

In addition to releasing these new songs, Wasner is also announcing a run of headline tour dates for late April and early May. Tickets will be on sale at 10am local this Friday. All dates below.

On today’s new music, Wasner expands:

After spending so much time over the past two years sitting with my grief—both personally and creatively—I’m thrilled to offer up two songs that center joy, hopefulness, and pleasure.

What can I say about Pure Love? It’s a fun pop song about how wanting more is the cause of so much suffering! The first verse is about material greed and overconsumption, a poison that has infected every aspect of our society and continues to push us collectively toward the brink of destruction. The second addresses a more personal manifestation—a constant sense of dissatisfaction with ourselves and others, a longing for a kind of perfection that can never exist. To me, overall, it’s a song about reaching for a more pure way of being–finding a way to accept our humanity and all of its failures and imperfections so that we can be at peace for a little while while we’re alive.

It is also, hopefully, a lot of fun.

Both of these songs were produced and engineered by me and my #1 pal and musical hero Nick Sanborn, and mixed by Bella Blasko, with engineering by Alli Rogers. Me + Sandy played all of the instruments with the exception of some truly key contributions by our resident guitar freak Alan Good Parker.

I wrote these songs well over a year ago, and wasn’t quite sure where to place them—but when the fine folks at Psychic Hotline asked me to be a part of their singles series, I knew they had finally found their proper home. Thanks to everyone at PH for providing the perfect context for these two songs to exist within, and for being endlessly encouraging and accepting of my many creative selves. I hope they bring a little lightness to you all.

Both songs were produced by Wasner and Head of Roses co-producer Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and recorded at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC. Sanborn and Wasner played all instruments, with some guitar contributions from Alan Good Parker (Natalie Prass).

Today’s release follows a previously-released Psychic Hotline singles: Uwade’sDo You See the Light Around Me?”; Bartees Strange, Finom, and Eric Slick’sProvince”; Anjimile’sEver New”; and “Neon Blue,” by Amelia Meath and Blake Mills, paired with an instrumental cover of the same song by Sam Gendel.

Flock of Dimes Tour Dates
4/28 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall
4/29 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom
4/30 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
5/1 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
5/3 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
5/4 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere Zone 1