After nearly a year of inactivity, one of my all-time favorite Madison bands is back in action! Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps is the only band in the area that tackles jazz-rock the way they do. After parting ways for a while due to school and work, Lovely Socialite has announced that they are convening once again to record new material and play a handful of one-off shows.
Last year’s successful Kickstarter helped the band release Registers Her Delight, Lovely Socialite’s first full-length album. But anyone who saw the band in the time between that album’s release and their hiatus will know that there were plenty of tunes left undocumented.
I’m always down for forward-thinking music, and I’m happy to say Lovely Socialite will be doing exactly that with their new, as-of-yet-untitled EP. In addition to this EP, Lovely Socialite will be recording a new (also as-of-yet-untitled) split cassette with the similarly-awesome Cincinnati band Us, Today.
Catch Lovely Socialite in their special return shows July 4th at the Frequency in Madison, and July 5th at the Yield Bar in Milwaukee, and stay tuned for more information on the band’s upcoming releases.