with Mega Bog
Wednesday, May 4th
Cate Le Bon
CATE LE BON will release her fourth album Crab Day on 15th April via Turnstile on LP, CD and download. In the US the album will be released via Drag City. Recorded at Panoramic House studio, West Marin, California last spring, Crab Day was produced by Noah Georgson and Josiah Steinbrick.
According to 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 fuelled 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.
As rain water gathers in the midnight gutter we are reminded of a band. A band that shrinks and blossoms, exhales and swells. A band that sings sweet lounge music for seedy auto mechanic districts. A band known to devolve into bleak emotional turmoil before audiences. A band called Mega Bog.
Mega Bog is the ever-evolving moniker of song-dribbler Erin Birgy, a Pacific Northwest rodeo child with an unmistakable laugh who was allegedly cursed upon conception. Birgy often collaborates with a few Northwest jazzy power-trolls to create loving sound for evil poems, most frequently Zach Burba (songwriter of pop group iji and author of this bio). Melodies always lush, erotic and free. Chords always dissonant, abstract and evolutionary. If no one ever asked for a band like Mega Bog, it's because they didn't know they should..