CocoRosie Announce New Album And Tour

February 25, 2010 by  

CocoRosie have today announced details of their forthcoming new album, which will be titled ‘Grey Oceans’ and will be released on the 3rd of May 2010 on PIAS Recordings.

Grey Oceans is the fourth album by CocoRosie, the celebrated duo comprising US-born, Paris-based sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady

The album’s story begins in Paris, where they met new band member Gael Rakotondrabe, a jazz pianist. The first session lasted for five days and five nights, “Everything at that point was based on improvisation,” say the sisters. “The first song we recorded was God Has A Voice, She Speaks Through Me, a dance song about suicide, spiritual ecstasy and life under the veil.”

Breaking to go on tour, recording continued at the end of the road: Buenos Aires. By sheer luck, the girls found both an analogue studio and Nicolas Kalwill, “the engineer all artists dream of – very talented and always willing to patiently work with the total creative chaos in which our songwriting thrives.”

And eventually after touring they decided on the final shape of the album “After a year and a half of fairy toil, a couple of these new songs started to push their way into our live shows,” say the sisters. “We knew then that they were ripe and ready to be heard.”

The tracklisting will be;

1) trinity’s crying
2) smokey taboo
3) hopscotch
4) undertaker
5) grey oceans
6) r.i.p. burn face
7) the moon asked the crow
8. lemonade
9) gallows
10) fairy paradise
11) here i come

CocoRosie will aslo be coming to the UK for a string of dates in May:

May 4th – LONDON Union Chapel
May 6th – BRISTOL Trinity Arts Centre
May 7th – MANCHESTER Cathedral
May 8th – BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
May 9th – ATP
May 10th – LEEDS Cockpit
May 11th – DUBLIN The Button Factory
May 13th – NORFOLK Norwich Festival
May 14th – OXFORD The Regal


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