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Weyes Blood will bring second phase of album trilogy to Pabst Theater

When we last heard from Natalie Mering, aka Weyes Blood, she searched for the apocalypse’s silver lining on 2019 album Titanic Rising. Today, she revealed that was just part one of a trilogy that will continue on upcoming LP And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow, as well as a string of tour dates that includes a March 13 stop in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theater.

In a letter accompanying the news, Mering wrote about what we can expect to hear on the new album and, presumably, next year’s concert:

And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about entering the next phase, the one in which we all find ourselves today — we are literally in the thick of it. Feeling around in the dark for meaning in a time of instability and irrevocable change. Looking for embers where fire used to be. Seeking freedom from algorithms and a destiny of repetitive loops. Information is abundant and yet so abstract in its use and ability to provoke tangible actions. Our mediums of communication are fraught with caveats. Our pain, an ironic joke born from a gridlocked panopticon of our own making, swirling on into infinity."

So, you know, pretty heavy stuff. Although the first single, “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody” (which you can hear below) suggests a lighter sound with definite ’70s singer-songwriter vibes.

You can pick up tickets for next March’s show at 10 a.m. this Friday at the Pabst/Riverside box offices and online.