Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NEW SONG: Diane Coffee (Shaun Fleming of Foxygen) - "Hymn" (Album My Friend Fish out in fall)

Shaun Fleming is a California native, and former Disney child actor who, after joining Foxygen, moved to NYC, squeezed himself into a 700-square foot apartment with two roommates, got very ill, and then immersed himself in a musical project that reflects all the dislocation you might expect to result. Foxygen's We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic is one of my favorite albums of the year (WYMA review here), but pinning it down is not as easy as just listening to it. Likewise with Fleming's solo work as Diane Coffee. This is the first song from an upcoming album My Friend Fish (due out in the fall). This is a really pretty track, reflecting a lot of the elements that make Foxygen so compelling: lush sounds (including plenty of guitar reverb) combined with sparse interludes, and the dizzying tempo changes that keep listeners, if not on their toes, at least up a ways in their seats:

Oct 29 – New York, NY • Pianos
Nov 2 – Austin, TX • Red 7 w/ Those Darlins
Nov 5 – Phoenix, AZ • the Rhythm Room w/ Those Darlins
Nov 7 – Los Angeles, CA • the Echo w/ Those Darlins
Nov 8 – Santa Ana, CA • the Constellation Room w/ Those Darlins
Nov 13 – San Francisco, CA • the Chapel w/ Those Darlins
Nov 15 – Seattle, WA • Barboza w/ Those Darlins
Nov 16 – Portland, OR • Bunk Bar w/ Those Darlins
Nov 19 – Denver, CO • Hi-Dive w/ Those Darlins
Nov 21 – Kansas City, MO • the Record Bar w/ Those Darlins
Nov 22 – Carbondale, IL • Hangar 9 w/ Those Darlins
Nov 23 – Louisville, KY • the Zanzabar w/ Those Darlins

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