Cate Le Bon
CATE LE BON
A highly successful 2010 was spent touring her debut LP Me Oh My described by Word magazine "As cymbals clash and keyboards whirl, imagine P J Harvey's rawness tangling with Super Furry Animals' prog and a vocalist who forgoes folk soft asides for delicious black humor". Cate then ended the year contemplating and conjuring up her sophomore release.
Cate entered the studio with the nucleus of a record existing in her head, lyrical ideas swam in ether as did fully formed arrangements, but it wasn't until she began recording that these disparate ideas were drawn together and her circus tent of a record rose from the gravel ground.
Drawing on her experiences from that heady 12 months, Cate created a collection of pop nuggets that sounded like they'd fallen off the back of a broken carousel, imbued with the playfulness of Faust, Syd Barrett and the tropical melodies of Os Mutantes and stitched together with a foreboding silken lyrical thread.
Existential word play abounds and fuzz fused guitar lines tear through like an angry bee in a CAN as Cate muses on matters of the heart and the magnetic pull of the ocean.
"The earliest contender for album of the year 2012 is the next level second release from one of the most original new voices to emerge in years."
- Chris Douridas, KCRW-fm / eclectic24
"Themes of heartbreak shaped Le Bon's songs, injecting a note of sadness into her deep, rolling voice." - Brooklyn Vegan
Official Site: http://catelebon.com/
Record Label: http://www.controlgroupco.com
..we lost a wagon wheel fording the river.. .."...by the middle of their set, it seems as if even the audience's breath follows the pace of their melodies." - the badger herald.. .."Venue not withstanding, he's well worth standing in a cramped, humid, 120 degree kitchen with 25 other people just to hear it." - project lodge.. .."Beautiful, catchy guitar arrangements with much more to them than what is on the surface. In his songs he has found an incredible balance between intricate fingerpicked guitar parts and his haunting, raw voice." - mostly midwest..
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