Bianca and Sierra Casady are releasing their new album Heartache City today and have shared the “Lost Girls” music video. Directed by Sepia and shot in Buenos Aires, the song and video shows solidarity for the everyday perils women encounter.
“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 sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady have earlier shared live renditions of the new songs “Lost Girls”, “Un Beso” and “Heartache City”. This last live recording was done in Milan on the second day of CocoRosie’s European summer festival tour, played with their band Tez and Takuya Nakamura.
Europe has been able to hear the upcoming songs in a live setting and later in September there will be U.S. dates, U.S. tour starts this weekend headlining Symbiosis Festival in Oakdale, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC. The U.S.
Last September, Sierra and Bianca were part of the Future Feminism art collective including Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons), Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine. The five women made art and organized a lecture series as a call to arms to reorganize as a species and affirm archetypally feminine values. Right before that, they premiered their collaboration of Bob Wilson’s Peter Pan in Paris and Berlin and completed a world tour in support of their album, Tales of a Grasswidow.
In their eleven years as CocoRosie, the sisters have released five albums: Tales of A Grass Widow (2013), Grey Oceans (2010), The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (2007), Noah’s Ark (2005), and their first album, La Maison de Mon Reve (2004). This strong creative vision runs through every aspect of their work – from videos to live performance utilizing theatrical costumes and make up which they create alongside each new body of songs.
CocoRosie – Heartache City – out Sept 18 digitally / Oct 16 physically
1. Forget Me Not
2. Un Beso
3. Lost Girls
4. Heartache City
5. Tower of Pisa
6. Bed Bugs
7. Tim and Tina
8. Big and Black
9. Lucky Clover
10. No One Knows She Goes There
COCOROSIE TOURS U.S. IN SEPTEMBER, LATIN AMERICA IN OCTOBER
9/17-20 – Oakdale, CA @ Symbiosis Gathering
Tue 9/22 – Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
Wed 9/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
Fri 9/25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat 9/26 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
Sun 9/27 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Wed 9/30 – Mexico City, MEX @ Teatro Blanquita
Fri 10/2 – Lima, Peru @ Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Sat 10/3 – Bogota, Columbia @ Teatro Ecci
Mon 10/5 – Buenos Aires City, Argentina @ Niceto Club
Wed 10/7 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ La Transtienda
Thu 10/8 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Cariola
Fri 10/9 – Cordoba, Argentina @ Paraguay Club