2021 saw former Philadelphia musician Rosali pack up and move to North Carolina. In the thick of it, she wrote most of what would become Bite Down, her forthcoming record with Merge Records, out March 22nd. “I resolved to bite down on the proverbial bullet; sink my teeth into the flesh and bone of being in the world, devouring the obstacles in my path and gloriously savoring all that is on offer — good or bad,” she says of the experience.

In “Rewind,” the album’s first single, you can hear the spirit behind her resolve. “I’m uneasy with thoughts kicking round” Rosali sings, though the calm in her voice suggests she’s since come out the other side. “I would do it all over again (i.e. rewind) knowing the challenges in life are not meant to be disdained, as much as the joys and pleasures are not meant to be the goal,” she says in a press statement.

The same band behind 2021’s No Medium joins Rosali again for Bite Down: David Nance on bass and guitar, James Schroeder on guitar and synth, Kevin Donahue on percussion. Destroyer’s Ted Bois also joined the session on keys.

Rosali and her band support labelmate Mary Timony on tour this spring before branching out on their own headlining run. See all the dates below, including a stop at Johnny Brenda’s on April 13th. For tickets, go to the WXPN Concerts Calendar.

Rosali - Rewind (Official Music Video)


Tue. March 19 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Thu. March 21 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
Sat. March 23 – Seattle, WA @ Clock-Out Lounge *
Sun. March 24 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
Tue. March 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *
Wed. March 27 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
Thu. March 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room *
Fri. March 29 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
Sat. March 30 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
Sun. March 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Dirty Drummer
Tue. April 2 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Wed. April 3 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Thu. April 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Fri. April 5 – Asheville, NC @ Eulogy
Sat. April 6 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Tue. April 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Wed. April 10 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
Thu. April 11 – Boston, MA @ The Rockwell
Fri. April 12 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory at Baker Falls
Sat. April 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Mon. April 15 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern
Thu. April 18 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sat. April 20 – Omaha, NE @ O’Leaver’s

* supporting Mary Timony