NEWS: Joan As Police Woman announces new album, UK tour dates

NEWS: Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis unveil video for ‘Broke Me in Two’

Joan Wasser, better known as Joan As Police Woman, and fellow Brooklynite and songwriter Benjamin Lazar Davis are gearing up to release their collaborative record Let It Be You on 21st October.  The album has apparently been partially influenced by the musical patterns of Central African Republic Pygmies, which the pair share a mutual interest in.  They’ve now shared the clip for their new single ‘Broke Me in Two.’

The video sees Wasser and Davis starring alongside comedy actor Fred Armison, best known for his roles in Portlandia, Saturday Night Live and Anchorman.  He said: “I loved working on this video.  I already knew I was going to feel this way about it because I admire and love the music and visual artwork of Joan As Police Woman.  Videos, cover art etc.  She told me about this project and about Benjamin Lazar Davis, then she sent me the music.”

He continued: “We shot it at this auto repair shop in Brooklyn.  It looked really cool.  Not too new but still neat and full of character.  I don’t know how they got them to agree to let this production take over the garage.  Joan and Benjamin were already wearing these mechanic uniform overalls.  I was supposed to lip sync to the song but there’s that not-four-four timing so Joan was my conductor, right in my peripheral vision, showing me where the one is so that I could match up to the beat.  That melody, it’s so good. I couldn’t stop hearing it, long after we finished shooting.”

Watch the video for ‘Broke Me in Two’ below.

The pair are also heading out on a UK tour in November.  Details below.

14th November – Art School, Glasgow
15th November – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
16th November – Gorilla, Manchester
17th November – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
18th November – Haunt, Brighton
19th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20th November – Thekla, Bristol
21st November – Heaven, London

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