Joan As Police Woman
The Deep Field
(PIAS America; April 12)
New Album, The Deep Field, Released Today!
National Tour Kicks Off This Week,
New NYC Date Just Added
"I'm in love with a police woman. Imaginative-funky- smoky- original and beautiful Joan has it all. She knows her way around a ballad in the most direct and heartfelt way and can then move into electric funk with the best of them. This is original and beautiful. I love J.A.P.W."
– Lou Reed
“I love this record! With each recording JoanAsPolicewoman continues to top herself and I thought she made her masterpiece a few records back. This is a beautiful moving record exquisitely recorded with brilliant meaningful songs and Joan's razor sharp yet vulnerable voice that can scream if it wants to. If you don't know Joan's work - buy this record first then go backwards.”
– Hal Willner
“Listening to Joan has been a deep love affair. I trust her voice and her heart.“
– Antony (Antony and the Johnsons)
"Her voice cuts through layers, and taps into raw emotion."
“The Magic is… a slinky, funky number that showcases the elegant, expressive vocals of frontwoman Joan Wasser.”
– Rolling Stone
"The album is thick with infectious beats and the glow of trademark Motown sounds..."
– Time Out New York
“ …a funky, soulful, languid vibe prevails."
– NBC New York
Joan As Police Woman kicks off a national US tour in support of her latest record The Deep Field, released today on PIAS America. The dates kick off with an intimate sold out show in her home base NYC this week. For a taste of what you’ll hear live, check on the full album streaming on AOL Spinner today. The Deep Field is released today on CD and vinyl and the record is also available digitally via her website and Amazon through PIAS America.
Joan As Police Woman has been championed by as well as played and recorded with artists including Lou Reed, Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright and Antony and the Johnsons.The Deep Field is Joan As Police Woman’s fourth studio album and most stirring work to date, full of her inimitable hybrid of soul and indie rock. Album opener “Nervous” is one of Joan’s most adventurous songs with a stomping rhythm and drones are underscored by her heart-breaking voice. The seductive horn and string arrangements of “Action Man” wrap themselves around her tale of someone’s desire to set things in motion. “Human Condition” is a testament to Joan’s fearless way of expressing love and hope without masking it with metaphor. “I Was Everyone” begins with a laid-back organ groove before Joan lets her voice go and the song ascends to its thundering climax.
Joan As Police Woman US Dates
04/14: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
04/15: Philadelphia, PA @ The Tin Angel
04/19: Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
04/20: Buffalo, NY @ The Ninth Ward
04/21: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel
04/22: Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot
04/24: Chicago, IL @ Schuba's Tavern
04/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Street Cultural Center
04/27: Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
04/29: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
04/30: Austin, TX @ The Parish
05/02: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/04: Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
05/20: Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
05/21: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/25: San Francisco, CA @ Café du Nord
05/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
06/15: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House (JUST ADDED)