CocoRosie share first taste from upcoming sixth album


Two years on from the release of Tales Of A Grass Widow, freak folk sister duo CocoRosie have announced the release of their sixth full-length album. Currently on tour in Europe,  before heading to North America in the Autumn, CocoRosie are giving audiences the chance to hear and experience the album in a live format.

Here’s what Bianca “Coco” and Sierra “Rosie” said of the album:

“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.”

Ahead of the album’s release on September 18th, CocoRosie have shared the first superb taste from it, a live version of ‘Heartache City’. The recording was done on their second show in Milan. Listen to it now.

CocoRosie share video for ‘Child Bride’

CocoRosie - Child Bride

CocoRosie‘s latest album, Tales of a Grass Widow, came out last May via City Slang. The sister duo have just premiered a video for the track ‘Child Bride’, off the same album. The song and its video, as the title suggests, tells the story of a young girl who is given away by her family to a much older man. Emma Freeman directs and you can watch it below.

CocoRosie announce new album and stream lead single

CocoRosie - Gravediggress

Freak folk sister duo CocoRosie released last year a 7″ single, ‘We Are On Fire’, but they haven’t released a full-length album in three years. Bianca “Coco” and Sierra “Rosie” are set to release the follow-up to Grey Oceans, on May 27th via City SlangTales Of A Grass Widow was co-produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Feist, Camille, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Björk) and it marks CocoRosie’s fifth album release.

Coinciding with the announcement, the pair unveiled ‘Gravediggress’, the first single lifted from Tales Of A Grass Widow. “The song is representative of the album’s theme: transformative ecstasy in the face of harmful neglect”, says the press release. “It tells the story of an imagined conversation between an abandoned child and an outcast old woman. The young girl asks the Gravediggress to bury her love in the ground for safekeeping”. Listen to ‘Gravediggress’ below.

Mixtape #27

  1. Elfin Saddle – The Changing Wind [Constellation Records]
  2. Gulp – Diamonds In The Sky [E.L.K.]
  3. CocoRosie – Tearz For Animals (Feat. Antony Hegarty) [Touch And Go]
  4. Primus – Lee Van Cleef [ATO Records / Prawn Song]
  5. Esmerine – Front End Loader [Constellation Records]
  6. Dan Deacon – Lots [Domino]
  7. Animal Collective – Honeycomb [Domino]
  8. Micachu & The Shapes – OK [Rough Trade]
  9. Family Fodder – The Onliest Thing [The state51 Conspiracy]
  10. The Dead Science – Death Duel Productions [Constellation Records]
  11. Friends – Mind Control [Lucky Number / Fat Possum]
  12. Siskiyou – Twigs And Stones [Constellation Records]
  13. Taraf De Haidouks – Tot Taraful [Crammed]
  14. Julia Holter – With Loue To Toune [Sixteen Tambourines Records]
  15. Van Dyke Parks – The All Golden [Rhino]