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“Grande Est La Maison,” an album
of “brittle beauty” (UNCUT) follows-up previous critically-praised
(Pitchfork, Stereogum) single releases.
Henri of Cabane as photographed by Elise Péroi.
exude chills on new song ‘Now, Winter
the UK’s CLASH Magazine in its
premiere coverage of the song, which goes on to call the track “a lush yet
striking piece of work.”
CLASH continues, “Cabane
is the work of Belgian songwriter Thomas
Jean Henri, a potent individual who continually reaches outwards. An eager
collaborator, he’s able to fuse his own, distinctly original work with the
voices of others around him.”
As such, “Now,
Winter Comes” features Kate Stables
of This Is The Kit, along with vocal
ensemble Bost Gehio. The song is
from Cabane’s upcoming full-length Grande
Est La Maison, out Feb. 28th,
which also features vocals by Will
Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy)
and string arrangements by Sean O’Hagan
(The High Llamas).
Grande Est La
Maison contains an updated
version of Cabane’s 2015 single “Sangokaku”
“An incredibly melancholic
number of layered vocals built upon a tangle of guitar and strings. The video
sees the singer’s loved ones react to hearing the track for the first time. It’s
emotional, humbling and, just like the track, there is more there than meets
the eye.” — The Line of Best Fit
“The track swoops between
swathes of vocal harmonies, simple acoustic finger-picking, and string
arrangements. For the video, Henri and director Jerome Guiot
recorded the reactions of his loved ones listening to the song for the first
time.” — Stereogum
“The song plays out like a
faint but cherished memory, perhaps of loved ones who provided a bit of warmth
during a particularly cold time.” — Pitchfork
Grande Est La
Feb. 28th, 2020
01. Tu ne Joueras Plus à L’amour (feat. Bonnie “Prince”
02. Now, Winter Comes (feat. Kate Stables) (STREAM)
03. Easily, We’ll See (feat. Kate Stables)
04. Îlot (Part II)
05. By The Sea (feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Kate
06. Take Me Home (Part I) (feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy
& Kate Stables)
07. Sangokaku (feat. Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Kate
08. Îlot (Part III)
09. Cabane - Take Me Home (Part II) (feat. Bonnie “Prince”
10. Until The Summer Comes (feat. Kate Stables)
Cabane | About
Cabane’s first album is the outcome of
Belgian composer Thomas Jean Henri bringing together the American Will
Oldham (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) and English musician Kate Stables (This
Is The Kit), to perform some songs arranged by Sean O’Hagan (The High
Llamas); a dream line-up for this collection of tunes, bordering on both
folk and orchestral pop. Far from the maddening sounds, Grande Est
La Maison will be a warm shelter for lovers of Nick Drake
or Vashti Bunyan.
Cabane is the latest project of
musician and photographer Thomas Jean Henri, ex drummer of the Belgian
group, Venus, with whom he released two albums, Welcome to the
Modern Dancehall(1999) and The Man Who Was Already
Dead(2000), before taking a more personal direction, which
resulted in the solo album Soy Un Caballo, Les heures de raison(2007)
In 2015 Thomas Jean Henri laid the foundations for his Cabane,
a multi-faceted project, blending music, photography and video. After two
singles, (“Sangokaku” / “La Gomera”) released in 2015 and ”Wooden
Home / Here in the Wind” in 2017, a dream collaboration started
taking shape: Will Oldham (alias Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) and Kate
Stables (This Is The Kit) on vocals, Sean O’Hagan (The
High Llamas) looking after the string arrangements of the songs composed by
Henri. Lyrics were written with Caroline Gabard and Sam
Genders (Tunng, The Diagrams). Ash Workman (Metronomy,
Baxter Dury) was responsible for the mixing
And today, this splendid casting is to be found on Cabane’s first
album release, Grande Est La Maison. A collection of ten
songs whose echoes of folk and delicate orchestral pop, swing from a rhythmic
section, wrapped comfortably in the voices of Will Oldham and Kate
Stables, an acoustic guitar, a string quartet, a vibes and some choral
sections, managed by an ensemble of five singers, Bost Gehio. These
sections function as would a Greek choir
“During the work process a vibrant image of Will and Kate
treading through the river waters, passing each other like ships in the night,
never left me. Each one setting out from the opposing river bank, slightly
uncomfortable and their meeting in the middle. The choir is on the river side,
keeping their distance,” explains Henri. “Time and the slowness of
oblivion are at the heart of the Cabane project. An essential question
is asked : ‘What do we do with what we have in our hands?’
Grande Est La Maisonis an album that slowly, but surely seduces, whose beauty is revealed
more and more, as each day goes by. Melodies, vocals, arrangements, each
element is at once elegant and moving, retained, but generous. It’s a
large, welcoming home, as were those shelters built by Nick Drake, Vashti
Bunyan, Sufjan Stevens, or Cardinal
It is also a refuge for Henri, who offers up a profoundly
personal, yet eminently collaborative album. It is signs of friendship put to
music, a warm embrace with Caroline Gabard and Englishman Sam Genders
(Tuung), who co-wrote the texts. Tu ne joueras plus à l’amour
and By The Sea were composed with Sean O’Hagan
This sense of friendship is also expressed visually – in motion and
pictures. Firstly, a 26-minute documentary, directed by Jérôme Guiot and
Thomas Jean Henri, in which 20 or so artists, close friends and family
open up and discuss the issues of creation, an artist’s expectations, letting
go, and the importance of releasing records in 2020. Amongst them - Kate
Stables, Elise Peroi, Victoire de Changy, Veence Hanao,
Vincent Théval, Charles Berberian, Nicolas Michaux, Sylvain
Chauveau, Myriam Pruvot and François Atlas
And two series of candid photos, taken by Thomas, which will be part of
the Cabane album: “Qu’as-tu gardé de notre amour?” was
presented in February 2018 at the 10/12 Gallery in Brussels; “J’ai
toujours cherché à fuir ceux que j’aimais,” will be presented in April
2020, also in Brussels. — Text by Vincent Théval
Thomas Jean Henri of Cabane is available for interviews.
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Married dreampop duo plays Zebulon in Los Angeles
tomorrow; All-new full-length by 2020 “Band To Watch” currently in
Love (L-R): Jenny Andreotti, Joseph Andreotti. Photo credit: Jenny Andreotti.
Love | In The Press
“A dreampop gem.” — Paste
“Would fit right in at David Lynch’s Roadhouse” — MAGNET
“The soft gauze of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive.
Perfectly woozy.” — FLOOD
“There is obsessive joy in the Fawns of Love’s take on shoegaze.” — The Big Takeover
“Psychedelic dream pop.” — MXDWN
Love | Live
Angeles, CA @ Zebulon (w/ Cold Showers,
Love named an LA Weekly “Album of The Week” and a one of the Grimy Goods “20 Los
Angeles Bands To Watch In 2020”
creates gorgeous swathes of moody, melancholic music — one layer on another,
all designed to swim through the consciousness while also framing the
beautifully understated vocals of Jenny.”
— LA Weekly
“Bathed in all manner of sublime synth and
guitar-murmuring dreaminess.” — Grimy
the shoulders of The Cure and Slowdive with its swimming guitar lines and
washes of hazy, bright synths. – buzzbands.la
Married Bakersfield, California-based shoegaze /
dreampop duo Fawns of Love (Jenny and Joseph Andreotti) wrapped up 2019 on several “best of” lists, along
with the distinctions of being named an “Album
of The Week” by its hometown tabloid LA
Weekly, and also a “Los Angeles Band
To Watch in 2020” by locally based, internationally recognized music
discovery website, Grimy Goods.
The praise was for the band’s second album Permanent,
out now via Test Pattern Records. Fawns of Love is currently putting
finishing touches on a release of a new vinyl EP of re-imagined tracks from Permanent,
recorded as part of the band’s second session for the Los Angeles-based “Part Time Punks” radio show.
Additionally, the Andreotti’s
are now in full pre-production mode on a third full-length, with additional
Both full-time educators – Joseph teaches middle school, Jenny
is a full-time instructor at CSU-Bakersfield – the Andreottis have been performing together for 16 years, recording,
touring and releasing music throughout that time under various names and
labels. In 2013, they began a break when Jenny
enrolled in a history graduate program, but by 2017, it was time to begin being
a band again, including choosing a new name.
“One of our favorite records is Hounds of Love by Kate Bush,” Joseph says. “We wanted a name that would pay homage to that.”
In addition to Kate Bush, additional influences on Fawns of Love include familiar names
such as Cocteau Twins and New Order.
Fawns of Love take these legendary sounds and make them pop with the warmth that comes from the Andreotti’s many years of making music together.
Permanent, the second full-length by Fawns of Love, is out now from Test
Pattern Records. Jenny and Joseph Andreotti are available for
interviews. Contact Josh Bloom
at Fanatic for more information.
Still a teenager attending
college in Providence, Rhode Island, Emerson’s accomplished debut album “The
Raspberry Men,” arrives March 6th.
Emerson as photographed in Hong Kong
by Manisha Shah
“Wandering Mind,” released when Chance Emerson was just
17-years-old, is taken from his “The Indigo Tapes” EP which has earned
him a million Spotify plays to date. Emerson’s debut album The Raspberry Men arrives on March
“My Mandarin is pretty bad at this point,” says
19-year-old songwriter, Chance Emerson.
Still just a teenager currently
attending college in Rhode Island, Emerson's rusty Mandarin is the result of
being away from his homeland for nearly two thirds of his life now. Born in Taiwan to a Taiwanese
mother and American father, Emerson moved to Hong Kong at seven-years-old.
“The concept of home has been very fluid for me,” he
confesses. “Music has ended up being a huge part of how I ground myself in a
The songs on Emerson’s
upcoming debut album The Raspberry Men (March 6th) will ground you,
They speak to the most relatable aspects of the human
condition in a manner that is empathic and world-traveler wise. Even so, the
humor, high-energy, and edge of a youthful artist with baked-in chops are
In other words, Chance
In 2017, Emerson
posted his self-produced EP, recorded in his high school music building’s
attic, to his Facebook and Instagram.
“I thought maybe four people would listen to it, and I
have an immediate family of five,” he jokes.
But as things go with music that moves, a few more
than four listened in.
The word spread, local radio got on board, the EP
ascended the iTunes charts, and over the past couple of years, songs from the “The Indigo Tapes” have racked up
nearly a million Spotify plays.
“All of my friends shared it,” Emerson says, still seemingly surprised by the response.
They’ll likely share the new collection, too, though
being his own best critic, Emerson
doesn’t let all of his tunes see the light of day. More songs were cut from The
Raspberry Men than made it on to the final, nine-track album.
“I cut 11,” he says. “They didn’t say enough. They
weren’t honest enough.”
Emerson plays almost everything you hear on The
Raspberry Men, mostly recorded in a wooden shed on his grandparent’s
property in Maine.
maintain a lot of summer imagery because Maine is where I find my sense of
place,” he says.
“It's humid, too hot, and smells like pine.”
The Raspberry Men by Chance
Emerson is scheduled for release on March
6th preceded by the single “How
Can I” on Jan. 24th.
Emerson is available for interviews.
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.