Tu Fawning

TU FAWNING return this May with their sophomore release, A Monument. While the band retain their trademark sound in Corrina Repp’s formidable voice, the swampy blues-guitar howls are now replaced by a newfound love for vibrant percussive mania. A more ample use of keyboards have steered the band past the morbidly dark vaudevillian vibes of their 2010 debut album Hearts On Hold, and these new songs are even more focused and pointed than ever. A Monument delivers a set of dense, romantic, and highly energetic songs that fully represent Tu Fawning’s powerful live show. And on A Monument, this sparkles through on every track.

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Band member Joe Haege confesses “With as much as the last record relied on samples and teasing out a song from very repetitive ideas, A Monument focuses on collaboration of the four of us (Corrina Repp, Liza Rietz, Toussaint Perrault, Joe Haege). When Toussaint played us some loose ideas he had recorded we all fell in love with them and they ended up kind of defining the record: using synths more heavily yet with no intent of making ‘synth’ or ‘electro’ music. The goal was still one of timelessness, meaning we wanted to capture a feeling that someone listening to it couldn’t easily pin down the era it’s from. I think we really wanted that for ourselves, For this album we were no longer starting with a vague identity."

Perfectly designed to fill up one side of a C90 cassette, A Monument offers exactly nine very different shades of that beautiful and unusual Tu Fawning style. There is no genre to point to, no drawer in which to throw this band. These songs are refreshingly varied, yet very much cohesive on a whole. A Monument exemplifies the growth of the band: personally, collectively, and musically. It’s a way of sharing the new level of musical communication at which the four members have arrived, a connection that came through a breadth of shared experiences, from writing together in their hometown of Portland, OR, Leipzig, Germany, and San Francisco, CA, to touring for months at a time and performing night after night. A Monument is a testimony to the band Tu Fawning have become.

Past Shows


Jul
26
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
26
th
2012
7th St Entry

Tu Fawning and AU

with Wolf Lords

More Shows

Nov
6
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Daya

with AVIV
Mar
4
th
Palace Theatre

Cory Wong ft. Victor Wooten

with Trousdale
Oct
3
rd
Turf Club

W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

with PAINT
Sep
16
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald