Black Belt Eagle Scout announces new album, shares “At the Party”: Stream

At the Party with My Brown Friends arrives less than a year after her debut LP

Black Belt Eagle Scout At the Party with My Brown Friends At the Party , photo by Sarah Cass
Black Belt Eagle Scout, photo by Sarah Cass

Black Belt Eagle Scout has announced her new album, At the Party with My Brown Friends. Due out August 30th via Saddle Creek, the sophomore record follows September’s Mother of My Children.

The new record sees songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul taking a careful step forward, focusing even more on hushed vocals and soft moods. This time, Black Belt Eagle Scout focuses on the smaller moments, like a spontaneous beach day, memories of her mother, or the comfort of a close group of friends.

That latter concept becomes the central concept of the new album’s lead single and near-title track, “At the Party”. With Paul’s vocals layered atop of booming drums, she sings of navigating the world with her companions around her. As she explained in a press release,

“Within my conscious self, there is always a sense of questioning the legitimacy of the world when you grow up on an Indian reservation. We are all at the party (the world), trying to navigate ourselves within a good or bad situation. I happen to be at the party with my brown friends- Indigenous, Black, POC who always have my back while we walk throughout this event called life.”

Listen below.

Pre-orders for Black Belt Eagle Scout’s At the Party with My Brown Friends are now available. Find the album art and tracklist ahead.

At the Party with My Brown Friends Artwork:

Black Belt Eagle Scout At the Party With My Black Friends album cover artworkAt the Party with My Brown Friends Tracklist:
01. At the Party
02. My Heart Dreams
03. Going to the Beach With Haley
04. Real Lovin
05. Run It to Ya
06. I Said I Wouldn’t Write This Song
07. Scorpio Moon
08. Half Colored Hair
09. You’re Me and I’m You

Black Belt Eagle Scout will tour this summer and fall, including stops at Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon. Find her full schedule below, and look for tickets here.

Black Belt Eagle Scout 2019 Tour Dates:
06/20-21 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
07/11 – Abbotsford, BC @ Jam In Jubilee
07/26 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/01-04 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
08/25 – Port Townsend, WA @ THING
10/30 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
11/01 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
11/05 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone
11/30 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
12/01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/03 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
12/04 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
12/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
12/07 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer