LA artist, singer, songwriter, producer and composer Julia Shammas Holter first made waves in 2011 with her debut album ‘Tragedy’, which was inspired by Euripides’ Greek play Hippolytus, and was named one of NPR’s “Best Outer Sound Albums Of 2011”. A second album, Ekstasis, followed in 2012 to yet more praise, and drew comparisons to works by such artists as Laurie Anderson, Julianna Barwick, Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom, Grouper, and Stereolab.
In addition to collaborating with other California-based musicians like Nite Jewel (Ramona Gonzalez), Holter released her third album, Loud City Song, in August 2013 on Domino Records. Unlike her first two albums, which were recorded mostly alone in her bedroom, Loud City Song was her first proper studio album, and has received widespread critical acclaim.
On 2015’s ‘Have You in My Wilderness’, she took a more intimate, accessible approach that put her vocals front and center. Collaborations with Ducktails and Jean-Michel Jarre preceded 2016’s ‘Bleed for This’, the score to Ben Younger’s film about boxer Vinny Pazienza. Early the next year, ‘In the Same Room’ inaugurated a series of albums from Domino that featured the label’s artists re-creating their definitive songs live in a London studio.