Lapelphoto: Shervin Lainez

As we reach the end of the year, things tend to slow down a bit. That's why we're shaking things up with a premiere from one of our favorite local artists: "Less of a Woman" by Lapel.

You might know Lapel as Debbie Neigher, who made her mark on the local scene as an Oakland musician, collaborating with Bay Area neighbors like Christopher Owens, Ezra Furman, and the Family Crest. As Lapel, she trades her previous piano-based work for synthesizer-backed sounds — more about that in our recent Bands In Portrait with her.

Her new single is written as a conversation discussing their social and cultural worth of women without children, posing the question "Does it make me less of a woman?"

The answer is no. No, it doesn't.

Lapel is playing Rickshaw Stop next week with Jason Morrell and Aish. Snag tickets below.

Lapel, Aish, Jason Morrell
Rickshaw Stop
December 13, 2017
8pm, $10