Lillie Mae has released her new single “A Golden Year,” its serpentine riffs and spectral chants serving as the final preview of her second album Other Girls, coming August 16th on Third Man Records.

Listen to and share “A Golden Year” here, with a statement from Lillie Mae about its near-sacred significance:

“I was leaving the Refuge (arts) in Appleton, WI…it’s an amazing place where artists, musicians and people of all kinds can go live or stay and heal and focus on their art while living in the monastery. It was the last day of my golden year (26), and we were pulling out heading home…Last check in the building and waiting on brother Frank…I heard from the chapel what seemed to be Angels singing.

And they sang the whole song to me and the words flew out faster than I could find a pen in the office.

This song is extra special to me as I waited my whole life to reach my golden year. It was always a big deal to me, something I looked forward to. And that was it.”

Lillie Mae recently played The Greek Theatre to close out her summer tour supporting The Raconteurs, but before she hits the road with Robert Plant this fall, she’ll celebrate Other Girls with a series of her own performances. Along with a release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on August 15th, she has just announced an appearance at San Francisco’s Amoeba Music on August 22nd. Full dates are below.

Fans can preorder Other Girls here.

More information on Lillie Mae can be found at her official website.


8/10 – Lexington, KY – Railbird Festival
8/15 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
8/22 – San Francisco, CA – Amoeba Music
9/13 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest^
9/15 – Ottawa Canada – Ottawa CityFolk Festival^
9/17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center^
9/20 – Indianapolis, IN – Outlaw Music Festival^
9/21 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival^
9/23 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom^
9/25 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestem Center For The Arts Amphitheatre^
9/27 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater^
9/29 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center For The Arts^
10/1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater^
10/3 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater^
10/12 – Livingston, KY – Moonshiner’s Ball

^w/ Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters