BASIA BULAT ON SHORT LIST FOR POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE

MAKING NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL DEBUT JULY 22

SUMMER TOUR INCLUDES DEBUT AT, MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL AND MORE

FOUR MILLION STREAMS OF GOOD ADVICE TO DATE, CONTINUES TO RECEIVE CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Basia Bulat’s fantastically received album, Good Advice, is named to the short list of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize—her third nomination to the short list.

Bulat will make her Newport Folk Festival debut next Friday, July 22 in the midst of a tour playing select dates. Further shows include a return to the Austin City Limits festival on Weekend 1, September 30-October 2. Bulat recently wrapped up a string of dates with Tallest Man on Earth, and played a very special show in Los Angeles with her friend Bob Odenkirk of “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad.” See below for full tour details.

Good Advice is out now and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim—the Los Angeles Times calls it “infectious pop…her songwriting is an irresistible blend of lush pop and effervescent R&B” while Brooklyn Vegan says, “like all of her albums, it’s Basia’s powerhouse voice that really drives it home…it’s meant to be belted from the tops of mountains.” Good Advice has been streamed more than four million times globally since its release.

Critical praise for Basia Bulat:

“Bulat has a singular voice, with a confident yet vulnerable tone, and she sings with an impassioned yearning that suggests the vast wilderness of her homeland.” —The New Yorker

“The…troubadour combines a shivery grace with a haunting intensity.” —USA Today

“Nods to Fleetwood Mac and early Joni Mitchell.” —The New York Times

“Supercharged…here she comes arrestingly alive, invigorated firstly by the roiling emotions and rich material of a raw breakup and secondly by warm, glowing production from My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, who brings out previously lurking pop and soul tendencies. This new Bulat barnstorms the stomping, accusatory catharsis of ‘La La Lie,’ the poignant girl-groupisms of ‘Fool’ and the Motowny high drama of ‘In the Name Of,’ in which her gorgeous voice hits tormented heights…” —The Guardian

Good Advice…finds Bulat in a particularly playful mood…Songs such as “La La Lie,” “The Garden” and “Long Goodbye” are playful to the point of pure effusiveness, each one swathed with catchy choruses and brisk, bubbly refrains. “Let Me In” is entreating enough to convince listeners to heed its title. On the other hand, the earnest intent of “Fool” belies its handle entirely…this Good Advice is indeed well worth heeding.” —Paste

“Bulat positions herself gracefully as a singer with more than one dimension, one that knows that being serious, sad, and joyful can happen in the same body simultaneously…Those who’ve not felt in love with Bulat’s work must give Good Advice a try. These words are their own bit of good advice.” —PopMatters

Good Advice follows Bulat’s critically acclaimed Juno and Polaris Music Prize-nominated 2013 release, Tall Tall Shadow, which The Line of Best Fit calls “a brilliant and engaging pop record” and the Austin Chronicle praises for its “lovely, spectral musing that balances indulgence with homespun tendencies.” In the two years since, Bulat has played shows across North America and Europe with Sufjan Stevens, Destroyer, Daniel Lanois, Bahamas and more.

For more information, please contactKrista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

BASIA BULAT LIVE
*with Lake Street Dive

July 14 /// Halifax, Canada /// Halifax Jazz Festival
July 17 /// Field, Canada /// River & Sky Festival
July 19 /// Stratford, Canada /// Stratford Summer Festival
July 20 /// Peterborough, Canada /// The Gordon Best Theatre
July 22 /// Newport, RI /// Newport Folk Festival
July 23 /// Baie-St-Paul, Canada /// Le Festif! de Baie-St-Paul
July 24 /// Banff, Canada /// Shaw Amphitheatre
July 30-August 1 /// Canmore, Canada /// Canmore Folk Festival
August 6 /// Katowice, Poland /// Off Festival
August 11 /// Goteborg, Sweden /// Way Out West Festival
August 20 /// Albany, NY /// The Egg
August 27 /// Charlottetown, Canada /// The Alley
September 3 /// Larmer Tree Gardens, United Kingdom /// End of the Road
September 4 /// Stradbally, Ireland /// Electric Picnic
September 6 /// London, United Kingdom /// Oslo
September 8 /// Bergen, Norway /// Landmark
September 16 /// Almonte, Canada /// Almonte Old Town Hall
September 17 /// Ottawa, Canada /// CityFolk
September 18 /// Burlington, VT /// Grand Point North Fest
September 24 /// Port Hope, Canada /// Cultivate Festival
October 2 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits
October 5 /// Regina, Canada /// The Exchange
October 6 /// Saskatoon, Canada /// Broadway Theatre
October 7 /// Edmonton, Canada /// UP+DOWNTOWN Music and Arts Festival
October 11 /// Nelson, Canada /// Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
October 12 /// Vancouver, Canada /// The Vogue Theatre
October 13 /// Victoria, Canada /// Lucky Bar
November 6 /// Central, UK /// Sage*
November 7 /// Glasgow, UK /// Oran Mor*
November 9 /// Manchester, UK /// Academy 2*
November 12 /// Bristol, UK /// SWX*
November 13 /// Hove, UK /// Old Market*
November 16 /// Belfast, Ireland /// Empire Music Hall
November 17 /// Dublin, Ireland /// Vicar Street
November 26 /// Toronto, Canada /// The Danforth Music Hall
November 29 /// St. Catharines, Canada /// FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
December 1 /// Sherbrooke, Canada /// Theatre Granada
December 3 /// Quebec City, Canada /// Theatre Petit Champlain