CocoRosie will be releasing their new album this 27 May via City Slang!! ‘Tales Of A GrassWidow’ is the fifth album from the cross-disciplinary performance artists, now signed to City Slang for European release on May 24, 2013 (Germany) / May 27, 2013 (Rest of Europe/UK).
Tourdates and more info after the jump, but you can download the stunning first track "Gravediggress" right here:
The band will be on tour this May - the first tourdates are below, with more to follow very soon! Check back here for more news, album cover and tracklisting, and new tourdates as they're announced.
24 May: Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
It is our great pleasure to announce a new album by our very own South African ex-pat in Berlin, Cherilyn MacNeil aka DEAR READER. She has called her third album 'Rivonia', after the Johannesburg neighborhood in which she grew up, and it will be winging its way to a you on 8 April 2013! Listen to "Down Under, Mining" here:
'Rivonia' includes 11 new, original songs and a whole lot of South African history. After the dense textures of 2010’s Brent Knopf helmed Idealistic Animals, MacNeil chose to focus on a few key elements – voice, piano and percussion – and recorded much of the album in her own apartment, bringing in friends to perform the parts she’d constructed alone with little more than her voice. At times she’d set up elsewhere: Calexico’s trumpet player Martin Wenk was recorded in his rehearsal studio, Tindersticks’ drummer Earl Harvin laid down his tracks in a small studio on a busy street near where she lives, and all the woodwinds were performed by her friend Friedrich Brückner and his family at their home in Leipzig, also the setting for the choral performance with which the album culminates. Essentially, however, RIVONIA found MacNeil almost singlehandedly spearheading the entire endeavour until she finally handed the recordings over to be mixed by Eli Crews, whose work for Tuneyards, Deerhoof and Why? she admires.
Listen to, and/or download the first single from RIVONIA below. The song called “Down Under, Mining” is available from all digital retailers as of today and will be the opening track to the album. Watch this space for a video for the same song, coming very soon...
Dear Reader will be touring throughout Europe and South Africa for the majority of this spring and summer, and then Fall and then Winter... more info on that very soon too!