Published Jul 11, 2016Over the weekend, indie musician and illustrator Geneviève Elverum (born Castrée) passed away following a battle with cancer. As many mourn the loss, Nicholas Krgovich has shared a previously unreleased track from his No Kids project that features the late artist on vocals.
Titled "Cherry Tree," the song was recorded back in 2009 by Phil Elverum at Anascortes, WA's since-shuttered Department of Safety artist centre. The piece features a twee duet between Krgovich and Elverum, billed here under her given name of Geneviève Castrée, with their voices intertwining above a mix of baritone sax, boogie woogie piano lines and post-Velvets rhythms.
"I love hearing her French Canadian tongue wind its way around my verbose lyrics," Krgovich wrote in a statement. "I miss her so much, she was a true friend, a deep well of understanding and support and love and a fountain of ideas and creativity."
You can hear "Cherry Tree" down below.