WATCH: Cate Le Bon Bestows “Crab Day” Upon Us with a Trailer
“Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all.”
Following the excellent Mug Museum, Cate Le Bon teamed up with Tim Presley (a.k.a. White Fence) for an experimental project known as DRINKS. The duo released an album, Hermits on Holiday, last summer and toured afterwards, but both Presley and Le Bon still seem to be having no problem keeping up with their own work.
For his part, Presley recently released the soundscape album W-X, and now Le Bon has announced her follow-up: Crab Day, which is both an album and film, so it seems—though not an official holiday just yet. Get to writing your local lawmakers, folks.
Of the album, Le Bon has shared a statement:
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 go along with the announcement, Le Bon has announced a few North American tour dates with a new ensemble known as BANANA (Joanna Newsom would be none too pleased). The “semi-experimental, semi-improvisational” group features Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint and Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers (not kidding), and will play Crab Day in its entirety.
You can check out details on those dates, the album tracklisting, and a trailer for the Crab Day film—which looks pretty freaky—below.
Crab Day tracklist
1. Crab Day
2. Love is Not Love
4. Find Me
5. I’m a Dirty Attic
6. I Was Born on the Wrong Day
7. We Might Revolve
8. Yellow Blinds, Cream Shadows
9. How Do You Know?
10. What’s Not Mine
Cate Le Bon tour dates
30 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetary
11 – New York City, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Crab Day is out April 15 via Drag City.