Drag City has announced that Cate Le Bon will release her fourth album, Crab Day, on April 15th.
From Cate: “Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude. It’s the sound of the ‘accidentally on purpose’ coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fueled the abandonment we felt effortlessly. It’s a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all.”
To accompany Crab Day’s release, Cate recently spent time in Berlin where she shot a film directed by visual artist and film-maker Phil Collins. A trailer for the film has been revealed today which can be seen below. To complete a hat-trick of announcements, Cate has also announced shows in NYC and LA where she will perform Crab Day in it’s entirety with Los Angeles semi-experimental, semi-improvisational music ensemble BANANA! Comprised of Josiah Steinbrick, Josh Klinghoffer, Stella Mozgawa, Stephen Black, H.Hawkline and Cate, BANANA will present a special opportunity to hear Crab Day in full color!
Cate Le Bon Shows:
Tuesday 8th March – BRUSSELS – Botanique
Wednesday 9th March – PARIS – La Bator
Thursday 10th March – ISTANBUL – Salon IKSV
Saturday 12th March – CARDIFF – The Gate
Monday 14th March – LONDON – Chats Palace
Wednesday 30th March – LOS ANGELES – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Monday 11th April – NEW YORK CITY – Bowery Ballroom