New Releases For August 16, 2011

Kris Delmhorst
Cars

Kris Delmhorst - Cars

Nothing in the music of Kris Delmhorst immediately suggests a deep affinity with proto-punk new-wave masters the Cars, and yet a dozen years into a career at the nexus of folk, indie-pop, and Americana, Delmhorst has taken a brief vacation from her own literate songwriting to bring us Cars, a collection of songs by the band that defined an era.

Balancing classic hits and deep cuts, Delmhorst has painstakingly deconstructed every hook-laden arrangement, every unforgettable line, creating a sonic palette inventively recast: Ric Ocasek's herky-jerky bravado is replaced by the amber warmth of Delmhorst's luminescent voice; the processed, synth-heavy aesthetic of the originals is reinvented with an array of organic instruments including fiddle, accordion, upright bass, suitcase drum kit, mandolin, clarinet, penny whistle, and harmonica.

Cars offers recreation in both senses: a joyful lark partnered with serious interpretation, the uncomplicated love of youthful fandom paired with a deep attention to and respect for craft. Kris Delmhorst offers up an exuberant and moving dream of the summer of 1984 painted in new colors; roll down the window and turn it up.

Listen Now!

FEATURED TRACK

"You Might Think"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. You Might Think
  2. 2. Why Can't I Have You
  3. 3. Hello Again
  4. 4. Shake It Uo
  5. 5. Magic
  6. 6. Tonight She Comes
  7. 7. Drive
  8. 8. Just What I Needed
  9. 9. Getting Through
  10. 10. You Wear Those Eyes
  11. 11. My Best Friend's Girl

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Feb 23
    Cambridge, MA, US Kris Delmhorst at Club Passim
  • Mar 08
    Nieuwendijk, Netherlands Kris Delmhorst at Xinix
  • Mar 09
    Spijkerboor, Netherlands Kris Delmhorst at Café 't Keerpunt
  • Mar 10
    Amsterdam, Netherlands Kris Delmhorst at Paradiso
  • Mar 11
    Eindhoven, Netherlands Kris Delmhorst at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
  • Mar 13
    Oldenburg, Germany Kris Delmhorst at Wilhelm 13
  • Mar 14
    Arnhem, Netherlands Kris Delmhorst at Luxor Live
  • Mar 15
    Norderstedt, Germany Kris Delmhorst at Music Star
  • Mar 16
    Elmshorn, Germany Kris Delmhorst at Lottes Musiknacht
  • Mar 17
    Hoorn, Netherlands Kris Delmhorst at Het Huis Verloren
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