Tegan and Sara, Ben Gibbard, Jeff Tweedy to Headline Bachelor's Virtual Release Party

The Palehound/Jay Som offshoot's debut album 'Doomin' Sun' arrives this month

Photo: Tonje Thilesen

BY Allie GregoryPublished May 19, 2021

Jay Som's Melina Duterte and Palehound's Ellen Kempner formed their Bachelor project earlier this year, and in celebration of their debut album Doomin' Sun, the pair have enlisted practically all of indie rock for a massive telethon/release party they've dubbed Doomin' Sun Fest.

Taking place on June 10 at 6 p.m. ET, event hosts Duterte and Kempner will unite the likes of Courtney Barnett, Andy Shauf, Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Tegan and Sara, Sylvan Esso, Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker, Jeff Tweedy, Japanese Breakfast, Julien Baker, Tank and the Bangas, Soccer Mommy, Lucy Dacus and many more for the massive virtual release party. The event will culminate in Bachelor's first-ever live concert shot and directed by Haoyan of America.

While Doomin' Sun Fest is free to attend for everyone, Bachelor have suggested donating to Seeding Sovereignty — an Indigenous-led collective working to "radicalize and disrupt colonized spaces through land, body, and food sovereignty work, community building and cultural preservation." Bachelor hope to uplift the organization's goals and use the event as an opportunity to gather for "community, compassion, climate and celebration."

"Basically we just wanna have fun celebrating our album release, raise funds for Seeding Sovereignty, and get people excited about donating and opening their hearts to themes of the fest — the "4 C's" as we call them — that are driving this endeavour," Duterte and Kempner said of the event in a joint statement. 

Find more information at the Doomin' Sun Fest website, and see event poster and the full list of guests below. 

Doomin' Sun is out May 28 via Polyvinyl.

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief
Alexis from Sleigh Bells with Young Women Who Crush
Alynda Segarra of Hurray For The Riff Raff
Andy Shauf
Bartees Strange
Beach Bunny
Becca Mancari
Benjamin Gibbard
Black Belt Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts
Christelle Bofale
Courtney Barnett
Faye Webster
Frankie Cosmos
Hand Habits
Japanese Breakfast
Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Tweedy
Jessi Frick of Father Daughter Records
Jose James + Taali
Julia Jacklin
Julien Baker
Kero Kero Bonito
KR from Decolonize UnConference
Lala Lala
Long Beard
Lucy Dacus
Luna Li
Madeline Kenney
Madison McFerrin
Mannequin Pussy
Manu Grace
Quinn Christopherson
Sen Morimoto
Soccer Mommy
Soft Glas
Sylvan Esso
Tank and the Bangas
Tegan and Sara

Latest Coverage