Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caroline Weeks -- Songs for Edna

Where: The UK
When: April 7, 2009
Label: Manimal Vinyl
Former Bat For Lashes member, Caroline Weeks, is ready to impart her eerie acoustic-folk onto those willing to receive. The album is an adaptation of the early bohemian poet, Edna St. Vincent-Millay's lyrical works. Working mainly out of Greenwich Village in New York during the 1920s-40s, Millay's poetry is ripe with topical, politically-charged imagery. While "Elegy" above does not reflect this period of her work, it does however, evoke thoughts and chilling feelings true to its title. Weeks sounds like she is singing and fingerpicking in a cardboard box, which provides a raw and ominous aspect to an already saddening lyrical composition. Weeks sings, "In the blue and bitter fall,/Shall content my musing mind/For the beauty of that sound/That in no new way at all/Ever will be heard again."
UK tour dates and track list after the jump.

Tour Dates:
Mar 07 London Word Festival, London
Mar 26 The Luminaire, London
Apr 11 The Westhill Hall, Brighton
Apr 12 Birmingham Town Hall , Birmingham
Apr 13 Cambridge Junction , Oxford
Apr 15 Anson Rooms, Bristol
Apr 16 Brighton Corn Exchange, Brighton
Apr 18 Cafe Oto, London

Track List:
1. See Where Capella with her golden kids
2. What lips my lips have kissed
3. Wild Swans
4. Renascence
5. Oh, sleep forever in the Latmian cave
6. The return
7. Pity me not
8. I shall go back
9. Elegy

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