Jul 09 19

Joseph Announce New Album ‘Good Luck, Kid’ Set For September 13 Release and Debut Single “Fighter”


“[They] blend their voices in the eerily close way that only siblings seem able to accomplish” – NPR Music 


“Dark folk-pop that will make you cry (in the best, most cathartic way possible)” – PAPER


“Wonderfully eccentric sounds, visually sumptuous and ethereally evocative” – Paste


“Poised to make a splash” – Buzzfeed


Today, Portland-bred sister trio Joseph announce their new album Good Luck, Kid, set for September 13th release. Following 2016’s I’m Alone, No You’re Not, which was hailed as “an appealing mix of swoony delicacy and punchy anthems” by NPR Music, the new album is a road movie in album form, an odyssey at turns emotional, existential, and entirely literal. With their intimate storytelling and restless intensity, Natalie Schepman and her sisters Allison and Meegan Closner detail that journey in songs that careen and sprawl and often soar, ultimately spinning a narrative of life-changing transformation.

The exhilarating first single “Fighter” is out today. An intense, compact cut with serious emotional punch, “Fighter” immediately proves the transcendent power of sisterly connection, while also speaking to a nearly disastrous discord.

“The song’s about how our band almost broke up,” explains Natalie. “It’s the story of the three of us wanting different things and dealing with that conflict, and eventually deciding to just keep going.”

Listen/share here: https://nylon.com/joseph-fighter-premiere


In the making of Good Luck, Kid Joseph pushed beyond the dreamy folk of their debut album, embracing a grittier, more dynamic sound. The 13-song collection was produced by Christian “Leggy” Langdon (Meg Myers, Charlotte OC) and the result brims with thick drums and lustrous guitars, heavy grooves and radiant melodies. Despite the bolder sonic palette, Good Luck, Kid remains centered on the band’s crystalline vocal work, including the otherworldly harmonies that suggest a near-telepathic connection among sisters.


“The through-line of the album is this idea of moving into the driver’s seat of your own life—recognizing that you’re an adult now, and everything’s up to you from this moment on,” Natalie said. “You’re not completely sure of how to get where you need to go, and you don’t have any kind of a map to help you. It’s just the universe looking down on you like, ‘Good luck, kid.’”


Joseph will head out on a 20+ date tour this Fall, starting on the eve of the new album’s release and headlining their biggest rooms to date. See below for a full list of dates.



Sept 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial

Sept 13 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Sept 14 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

Sept 15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

Sept 16 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House

Sept 19 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre

Sept 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Sept 21 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

Sept 22 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre

Sept 24 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

Sept 25 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral

Sept 27 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

Sept 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Sept 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Oct 2 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Oct 3 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Oct 4 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom

Oct 6 – Austin, TX @ ACL Festival

Oct 9 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

Oct 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s

Oct 13 – Austin, TX @ ACL Festival

Oct 16 – Tuczon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

Oct 18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up

Oct 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

Oct 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Nov 1 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Arenberg

Nov 2 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Take Root Festival

Nov 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Tuinzaal

Nov 4 – Hamberg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich

Nov 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Frannz Club

Nov 7 – Munich, Germany @ Strom

Nov 8 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor

Nov 9 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire

Nov 11 – Bristol, UK @ Hare & Hounds

Nov 12 – London, UK @ Bush Hall

Nov 13 – Manchester, UK @ Night People

Nov 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

Nov 16 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club


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