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Amanda Shires Returns With Swirling New Song ‘Deciphering Dreams’

Track arrives with a tumble of drums and a beefed-up guitar riff courtesy of Jason Isbell

Amanda Shires explores the subconscious in her new song “Deciphering Dreams,” the first preview of her follow-up to 2018’s To the Sunset.

Announcing itself with a tumble of drums and a beefed-up guitar riff courtesy of Jason Isbell, the Dave Cobb-produced “Deciphering Dreams” picks up on the danceable indie-rock aesthetics of To the Sunset and presses the accelerator. Wordless, “Ring My Bell”-esque melodies give way to Shires’ nocturnal visions: “You opened your mouth, tried to speak, but your voice was just a flutter of moths,” she sings, before soaring upward in the chorus hook. It moves at a brisk pace, with drummer Chris Powell matching Isbell’s angular, almost post-punk guitar work step-for-step.

“Deciphering Dreams” follows a big year in 2019 for Shires, who co-founded the supergroup the Highwomen and ushered in the quartet’s self-titled debut album.

On Friday, Shires will launch the headlining Atmosphereless Tour in Jackson, Mississippi, with shows extending through April. L.A. Edwards and Jade Jackson will support on select dates.

Amanda Shires – Atmosphereless Tour Dates

February 7 – Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall
February 8 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
February 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
February 11 – Asheville, NC @ the Orange Peel
February 12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
February 15 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
February 16 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
February 27 – Houston, TX @ the Heights Theater
February 28 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
March 1 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
March 2 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ the State Room
March 6 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
March 7 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
March 8 – Seattle, WA @ the Crocodile
March 10 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
March 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
March 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
March 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
March 15 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
March 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
March 20 – Dallas, TX @ the Kessler Theater
March 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
March 22 – Little Rock, AR @ the Rev Room
April 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
April 15 – Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center
April 17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
April 18 – Homer, NY @ Center for the Arts of Homer
April 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 21 – Ann Arbor, MI @ the Ark
April 22 – Evanston, IL @ Space
April 24 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
April 25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
April 26 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
April 28 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads Saloon
April 29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
April 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi

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