Stefana Fratila Announces Full-Band 'tristă cu frică' EP

Stefana Fratila Announces Full-Band 'tristă cu frică' EP
Experimental Vancouver songwriter Stefana Fratila used to release large amount of home-recorded avant-folk oddities via DIY CDs, but she's been fairly quiet since compiling some of these songs onto 2009's Grows Up. She's made a return of sorts in 2014, releasing the audio-visual Memory EP and now following it up with another short collection: tristă cu frică is due out on July 1 through Genero.

The Romania-born Fratila recorded the six-song EP way back in 2010 at Black Rectangle Studios with Hayz Fisher. It remained unreleased for several years, partly because the EP's full-band sound is radically different from the electronic experimental music Fratila now makes. The setup includes ukulele, banjo, cello and more.

This EP will be pressed in a run of 100 tapes. These will be available at the release show on June 28, with the digital copies following on July 1. The release show is with Chanda Melting Tallow, although it's at an underground venue not named in a press release, so you might need to do some digging if you'd like to go.

The photo above is by Paulette Cameron.

tristă cu frică:

A1. Red
A2. So Much Goes
A3. Evil
B4. Discourse
B5. Foghorn
B6. Blim