Brooklyn Vegan broke the news that former Rainer Maria vocalist/bassist Caithlin De Marrais will be headlining a CMJ show at Littlefield on October 21, previewing her stunning new album ‘Red Coats’ (November 8 / End Up Records) in a lineup presented by BITCH Media.
It also represents a hometown show for the Brooklyn-based indie rocker, who recorded her ‘Red Coats’ at Saltmines Studios in DUMBO. In the spring, The Wall Street Journal chronicled her work in an article about the Saltmines community: http://t.co/KNCdjf5 . After meticulously demoing the songs in her Cobble Hill basement, she brought them to co-producers Josh Kaufman and Steve Salett and the three worked to craft unfamiliar sounds such as recording handclaps and running the sound through a vintage Silvertone amp; or pressing the keys and dampening the strings of a grand piano to create an abstract autoharp sound. The result is an album that has been compared to Bjork, Lali Puna, and Mirah.
WHO: Former Rainer Maria vocalist/bassist Caithlin De Marrais
WHAT: CMJ show and preview of new album ‘Red Coats’ presented by BITCH Media
WHEN: 8pm, October 21, 2011
WHERE: Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn
TICKETS: $10 at the door or via Ticketfly.com or free with CMJ badge
The bill promises to be a highlight of CMJ with openers to include The Shondes and Alina Simone.
Pitchfork Media has testified, “[De Marrais delivers her music] like a soft slap to the face.”