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8 Best Songs of the Week: Yumi Zouma, Hayden Thorpe, Cate Le Bon, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus Ezra Furman, Cherry Glazerr, Bill Callahan, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 24, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Last week we only had a Top 7 instead of our usual Top 10 and this week it's only a little better with a Top 8. More

Album of the Week: Cate Le Bon

Hayden Thorpe Is the Runner-up (Plus Stream New Albums from Flying Lotus, Mavis Staples, Black Mountain, Morrissey, and More)

May 24, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon has released a new album, Reward, today via Mexican Summer and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album here, as well as on a strong runner-up that was almost our Album of the Week, Hayden Thorpe's Diviner. Plus there are streams of other notable albums released today. More

Cate Le Bon – Stream the New Album

Reward Out Now via Mexican Summer

May 24, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon has released a new album, Reward, today via Mexican Summer. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Penelope Isles, Vampire Weekend, Bleached, and More

Plus Absolutely Free (Feat. U.S. Girls), Kindness, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were lots of great new tracks this week, some from the usual suspects, others less expected. We've even got a whopping nine honorable mentions, but still managed to reign it in to just a main Top 10. More

Cate Le Bon Shares New Song “The Light”

Reward Due Out May 24 via Mexican Summer

May 02, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon is releasing a new album, Reward, on May 24 via Mexican Summer. Now she has shared another song from the album, "The Light." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, C Dunan, and More

Plus Heather Woods Broderick, Wand, The Soft Cavalry, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 19, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It was slim pickings this week for truly inspiring new tracks, but there were enough to recommend to put together this week's list. We also realized their were two songs we should've included on recent Songs of the Week lists but neglected to, so we've given them special mention here. More

Apr 16, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon is releasing a new album, Reward, on May 24 via Mexican Summer. Now she has shared another new song from the album, "Home to You," via a video for the track. Le Bon doesn't feature in the video. It was filmed in the Lunik IX neighborhood of Košice (Eastern Slovakia), which houses a Roma community that, as a press release states, "due to successive governmental and municipal policies, often live in slums and on isolated, dilapidated estates." More

Cate Le Bon Shares Video for “Daylight Matters”

Reward Due Out May 24 via Mexican Summer

Mar 28, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon is releasing a new album, Reward, on May 24 via Mexican Summer. Previously she shared its first single, "Daylight Matters," which was one of our Songs of the Week. Now "Daylight Matters" has a video.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Rose Elinor Dougall, Weyes Blood, and More

Plus Tamaryn, Fat White Family, Tame Impala, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 22, 2019

Today was a fantastic day for new album releases, with fresh full-lengths from Strand of Oaks, Jenny Lewis, Andrew Bird, Tamaryn, Sleeper, These New Puritans, American Football, Lambchop, Avey Tare, Nilüfer Yanya, Ex Hex, and others. Album tracks from some of them made this week's Songs of the Week list, which also contains several new singles released this week. More

Mar 20, 2019

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon has announced a new album, Reward, and shared its first single, "Daylight Matters." Reward is due out May 24 via Mexican Summer. More

Marfa Myths 2019 Initial Lineup Announced: Deerhunter, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Woodworker in Residence Cate Le Bon and Painter in Residence Connan Mockasin

Nov 14, 2018

Marfa Myths have announced their initial 2019 lineup. The festival goes down April 25 - 28 in Marfa, Texas and is put together by Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa. The lineup includes DeerhunterCass McCombsJess Williamson, and more. More

Deerhunter Announce New Album and Tour, Share Video for New Song “Death in Midsummer”

Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Due Out January 18, 2019 via 4AD

Oct 30, 2018

Deerhunter have announced a new album, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, and shared its first single, "Death in Midsummer," via a video for the song. The band have also announced some new tour dates. More

Oct 17, 2018

Eleanor Friedberger (of the long on hiatus The Fiery Furnaces) released a new album, Rebound, back in May via Frenchkiss. Now she's shared a video for "It's Hard" and a remix of "Are We Good?" by Cate Le Bon. Christine Pfister directed the video, in which Friedberger enters a doll world, while a doll enters the read world.  More

Apr 20, 2018

In 2015 San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon teamed up as DRINKS and released their debut album together, Hermits On Holiday. Today they released their sophomore album, Hippo Lite, via Drag City. In honor of that they have shared a video for "Corner Shops." You can also stream the album. More

Apr 04, 2018

In 2015 San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon teamed up as DRINKS and released their debut album together, Hermits On Holiday. They are releasing their sophomore album, Hippo Lite, on April 20 via Drag City. Previously they shared its first single, "Real Outside." Now they have shared another song from the album, "Corner Shops."

DRINKS (Cate Le Bon + Tim Presley of White Fence) Announce New Album, Share “Real Outside”

Hippo Lite Due Out April 20 via Drag City, It's Apparently Bradford Cox's New Favorite Album

Feb 13, 2018

In 2015 San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon teamed up as DRINKS and released their debut album together, Hermits On Holiday. Now they have announced a new album, Hippo Lite, and shared its first single, "Real Outside." More

Dec 06, 2016

Marfa Myths have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down March 9 - 12 in Marfa, Texas and is put together by Mexican Summer and Ballroom Marfa. Weyes Blood and Perfume Genius will do a collaborative performance together.  More

Watch: Cate Le Bon - “Love Is Not Love” Video

Crab Day Out Now via Drag City

May 24, 2016

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon released her new album, Crab Day, on Drag City last month. Now Le Bon has shared a video for "Love Is Not Love." Phil Collins (no, not that Phil Collins) directed the clip, which features Le Bon and some dancers in a church. Watch it below. More

Watch: Cate Le Bon - “Crab Day” Video

Crab Day Out Friday Via Drag City

Apr 11, 2016

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon will release her new album Crab Day on Friday. Today she has shared the movie-like video for the title track. More

Watch: Cate Le Bon - “Wonderful” Video

Crab Day Due Out April 15 via Drag City

Feb 29, 2016

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon is releasing new album, Crab Day, on Drag City on April 15. Now Le Bon has shared a video for "Wonderful." Casey Raymond directed the clip, which features a very pale looking Le Bon running and dancing in place on a desolate street in Berlin. Watch it below, followed by her U.S. tour dates.

Cate Le Bon Announces New Album, Shares Funny Album Trailer

Crab Day Due Out April 15 via Drag City

Jan 26, 2016

Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon has announced a new album, Crab Day. It's her first for Drag City and is due out April 15. Le Bon made a film in Berlin with visual artist/filmmaker Phil Collins (presumably not that Phil Collins) to accompany the album and below is the funny little trailer for the film, followed by some tour dates. More

Aug 27, 2015

San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon have teamed up as DRINKSAs we previously reported, they released their debut album, Hermits On Holiday, last week via Birth Records and Heavenly Recordings.  More

Jul 20, 2015

San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon have teamed up as DRINKSMore

Watch: DRINKS – Hermits On Holiday Video (Cate Le Bon + Tim Presley of White Fence)

Hermits On Holiday Due Out August 21; U.S. Tour Dates Announced

Jun 04, 2015

San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon have teamed up as DRINKS. As we previously reported, they are releasing their debut album, Hermits On Holiday, on August 21 via Birth Records and Heavenly Recordings. They have now released a video for the album's title track, "Hermits On Holiday." More

Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of White Fence Announce Debut Album as DRINKS, Share Song

Hermits On Holiday Due Out August 21, Listen to Title Track Now

May 19, 2015

San Francisco born Tim Presley of White Fence and Welsh singer/songwriter/guitarist Cate Le Bon have teamed up as DRINKS and are releasing their debut album, Hermits On Holiday, on August 21 via Birth Records and Heavenly Recordings. They have released the album's title track, "Hermits On Holiday," which you can stream below. More

Nov 11, 2013

Set to release her new album full-length album Mug Museum tomorrow Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon has premiered a music video for the record's lead single "Are You With Me Now?" More

Aug 28, 2013

Singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon has announced she will release her third full-length album Mug Museum this fall. More


Interviews

Nov 12, 2015

"You get asked in interviews, 'What would your dream collaboration be?' I would always say Tim Presley, and he'd say me," recalls Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon. After remaining close friends and adoring mutual fans for years, it was perhaps inevitable that Le Bon and White Fence architect Presley would join forces. More


Reviews

Reward

Reward

Mexican Summer

May 31, 2019

The Italo Calvino short story "Adventure of a Bather" concerns itself with the sudden disappearance of a bather's swimsuit and her subsequent alienation from the rest of the beach goers and fishers around her.  More

Crab Day

Crab Day

Drag City

Apr 19, 2016

There's greater beauty in imagination than there is in information, and Cate Le Bon knows it. "Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. More

Mug Museum

Mug Museum

Wichita

Nov 15, 2013

Welsh songwriter Cate Le Bon returns, less than two years removed from her triumphant Cyrk. There's a dreamy, gauzy feel in many of the record's 10 tracks; Le Bon's recent relocation to sunny CaliforniaMug Museum was recorded in Los Angelescould have a lot to do with it. More

CYRK

CYRK

The Control Group

Jan 18, 2012

Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon opens her latest album CYRK with the jangling, infectious "Falcon Eyed," a carousing rocker that sounds like Nico if she had stuck around with The Velvet Underground long enough to be a part of Loaded. More