CocoRosie "Heartache City" (live)
The tune begins with high coos and gentle piano chords. It's not too long before the track goes in a more peculiar direction with clanking drum machine syncopations and weirdo vocal inflections. Throw in some jazzy horn playing and it all makes for a very peculiar arrangement. Hear it below.
A studio-recorded version will appear on CocoRosie's upcoming, as-yet-untitled LP, which will be out on September 18. In a statement, Bianca and Sierra Casady has this to say about the new record:
This will be our sixth record! Like many of our past records, we wrote and gathered much of the material at our farm studio in the south of France with minimal equipment, vintage toys and antique instruments. Going back to a '4-track' style approach, we limited ourselves to essential, acoustic accompaniment, played by us, and select percussion, toys from our old suit cases dating back to the 'La Maison' days. Unlike our more psychedelic/electronic explorations of the last two records, our latest songs have a dusty southern feel with old-timey poetry. We ended up in Argentina where we finished the recordings and mixed the record with engineer Nicolas Kalwill with whom we've worked on two previous records. The spirit of Buenos Aires added to our already teen-romance-nostalgic-mood where we spontaneously shot a music video casting over 30 local girls.
The new album will be the follow-up to 2013's Tales of a Grass Widow.
07/10 Barcelona, Spain - Cruilla Festival
07/11 Trencin, Slovakia - Pohoda Festival
07/13 Tel Aviv, Israel - Gesher Theater
07/14 Tel Aviv, Israel - Barby
07/16 Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage
07/17 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07/18 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
09/17-20 Oakdale, CA - Symbiosis Gathering
09/22 Solano Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
09/23 Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater
09/25 New York, CA - Webster Hall