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Juliana Madrid ‘Afterlife’ EP Out Now

By RawKeith

August 11, 2023

Juliana Madrid

22 year-old Dallas, Texas born, New York dwelling Juliana Madrid releases her sophomore Afterlife EP on Neon Gold Records. After releasing “Trackstar”, co-written with GRAMMY-nominated talents Benjamin Ruttner (of The Knocks), and Matthew Koma (Zedd, Carly Rae Jepsen, Shania Twain etc), she’s finally releasing the new collection of songs followed by a west coast tour supporting SAINT MOTEL and slated for her first festival performance, playing the sold out All Things Go Festival on Sunday October 1st alongside alt-fem legends Lana Del Rey, boygenius, MUNA, Ethel Cain etc.

Stream the EP here

After releasing her self-titled debut EP on Neon Gold Records in 2022, she returned this year with a more expansive, deeper sound on “Afterlife”, with lyrics “Hey! I’m not great but I might be alright. So kiss my perfect afterlife goodbye”. See “Jules” in her official music video HERE.

Juliana combines elements of folk, alt, and pop to write sardonic, coming-of-age tales that are relatable yet uniquely her. Madrid started in music at the young age of 9, learning guitar at the encouragement of her parents.  Soon after, she enrolled in a local program called School of Rock. There, she began to find her voice while realizing she also had a knack for songwriting, using music as a creative outlet to express herself. 

Since then, Juliana and her guitar [which she named “Earl”] have been inseparable, working tirelessly to refine her craft. In August of 2022, she released her self-titled EP. Written by Juliana and produced by GRAMMY-nominated artist Benjamin Ruttner [of The Knocks], the EP explores themes of relationships, religion, and the existentialist feeling associated with growing up. With additional instrumentation from the likes of Griffin Goldsmith [Dawes] and Matt Chamberlain [David Bowie, Pearl Jam], the EP received critical praise from the likes of UPROXX, V Magazine, and The Line of Best Fit. Gorilla vs. Bear listed it as one of the best EP’s of 2022. Additionally, the lead single, “Pretend” was featured in the hit Netflix movie “Do Revenge,” resulting in more than 20k Shazams in one week.

Juliana Madrid tour dates:
% w/ SAINT MOTEL
Wed 9.13 - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall %
Thu 9.14 - Austin, TX @ Emo's %
Sat 9.16 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theater %
Mon 9.18 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren %
Sat 9.23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore %
Sun 9.24 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades %
Tue 9.26 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre %
Wed 9.27 - Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom %
Sat 10.1 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion (All Things Go Festival)

Juliana Madrid - Afterlife EP - tracklist:
01. Afterlife (video)
02. Big Plans (video)
03. Satisfied (video)
04. Trackstar (video)
05. White Montana
06. Silica (video)
07. Pixelated (video)
08. Let the Light In


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