Home Feeling in HEARTACHE CITY CocoRosie Release @ Columbia Theater
By John Perye . October 9, 2015
“They were so cool,” closes out the song “Tim and Tina,” from CocoRosie’s new album Heartache City, or at least that is what I think is being sung. The vocal is very hypnotic and it’s hard for me to really tell, but that’s what makes the song so cool. Bianca and Sierra Casady, the group’s founding sisters, say, “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.”
(Photo: PATRICIO COLOMBO)
Heartache City is the group’s sixth record, of which they say, “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 suitcases 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.”
BLY spoke briefly with CocoRosie in-between shows during their Gira Sudamericana + Mexico tour:
You have chosen Berlin for one of three exclusive release concerts for HEARTACHE CITY. Any particular reason for picking Berlin?
We have a great audience there. It’s an exciting city that embraces us. It’s a kind of home feeling.
Over the past decade you have played Berlin a handful of times. Did you get a chance to take in the city outside of the shows?
Yes. We also lived and worked there for many months on a theater project with director Robert Wilson.
PLUS!!! Bianca’s solo project, Bianca Casady & The C.i.A., is playing Heimathafen Neukoellnon Monday, November 9th. Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin