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Cate Le Bon details new album Crab Days, announces shows with "semi-improvisational ensemble" Banana

26 January 2016, 15:13 | Written by Laurence Day

Cate Le Bon has announced her fourth studio record Crab Day, and shared a trailer featuring some brand new noises.

Crab Day was recorded with producers Noah Georgson and Josiah Steinbrick at Panoramic House in West Marin, California in Spring 2015.

Le Bon is also releasing a film directed by Phil Collins (Phil Collins the visual artist and film maker), which you can see a preview of below.

Speaking about the LP, Le Bon says: "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.”

Le Bon has also confirmed a run of European and North American shows which will see her perform the album in full with Banana: "Banana, which will comprise of Josiah Steinbrick, Josh Klinghoffer, Stella Mozgawa, Stephen Black, H.Hawkline and myself, will open the evening with a set of equally composed and improvised adventures through tuned repetition, polyrhythm and Eastern themes, near and far, for movement and dance followed by half-time orange segments, costume changes and a reshuffling of the cabinet for a very special performance of Crab Day.”

Crab Day is out 15 April via Turnstile. It follows last year's Hermits On Holiday, a collaborative record with Tim Presley (White Fence) under the name of Drinks.

Stream the film's trailer below and find its tracklist afterwards. Le Bon's new shows are beneath that.


1. Crab Day
2. Love Is Not Love
3. Wonderful
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


8 - BRUSSELS, Botanique
9 - PARIS, La Bator
12 - CARDIFF, The Gate
14 - LONDON, Chats Palace
30 - LOS ANGELES, Hollywood Forever Cemetery


11 - NEW YORK CITY, Bowery Ballroom

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