Lisa Prank Makes It Impossible to Do So with New Single "Ignore It"

KEXP Premiere
09/18/2019
Janice Headley
photo by Kelly O

Punk-pop princess Lisa Prank is in love with love. And on her upcoming release, Perfect Love Song, she explores every facet of the experience. “I wish a different emotion was so alive and exciting to me,” she says via a press release, “but love is just the one that feels so visceral and consuming.” Today, KEXP is thrilled to premiere the newest single from the album, "Ignore It", which acknowledges the denial some people engage in just to keep that "perfect love."

Prank (real name: Robin Edwards) gave KEXP more insight into the song: 

"I wrote “Ignore It” all in one sitting the next morning after finding out about a deep and devastating betrayal. It’s about holding onto a damaging relationship long after you should because you want to live in the idealistic dream you built a little bit longer. It’s about ignoring the voice in your head telling you to leave to instead fixate on the little details of love that make it feel like it’s meant to be, even when it’s actively destroying you. In the studio, Rose Melberg came up with the wild three part harmony at the end (and sang two parts of it) after we watched a Rick Springfield music video a bunch of times."

This sophomore release was ignited by what she calls "Lifetime movie level heartbreak", but finds Prank surrounded by friends. Rose Melberg (of Tiger Trap, The Softies, and Go Sailor, to name a few of her projects) is a perfect pairing with Prank, producing the new LP and contributing backing vocals. Roommate Bree McKenna (of Tacocat) gave feedback and played bass. And drummer Tom Fitzgibbon takes over for the Roland MC-505 drum machine used on her debut album Adult Teen.

Perfect Love Song will be out October 4th via Father/Daughter Records. Check out the extensive tour dates below.

Tour Dates
* = w/ Rose Melberg

Oct 31 - Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Basement
Nov 01 - Missoula, MT @ Zootown Arts
Nov 02 - Bozeman, MT @ The Labor Temple
Nov 04 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
Nov 05 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
Nov 06 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
Nov 07 - Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex
Nov 08 - Toronto, ON @ The Rec Room
Nov 09 - Boston, MA @ O'Briens
Nov 11 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery5
Nov 12 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Nov 13 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Nov 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Remember Sports)
Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Remember Sports)
Nov 16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
Nov 17 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Remember Sports)
Nov 18 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups (w/ Remember Sports)
Nov 19 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
Nov 21 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Nov 22 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street OKC
Nov 23 - Kansas City, MO @ miniBar
Nov 24 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Nov 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Nov 26 - Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Nov 30 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
Dec 01 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
Dec 02 - Arcata, CA @ Outer Space *
Dec 03 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord *
Dec 05 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater Bar Stage *
Dec 06 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe *
Dec 08 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project
Dec 09 - Corvallis, OR @ Mudville Stadium

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