I’ll jump first and tell you what I find: introducing Celestial Shore.
The whispers about Celestial Shore’s debut full-length, 10x, began with the release of the balmy I’m-so-done-with-you song “Valerie” earlier this year. We stumbled upon that crack in the earth. We yelled into it. Three voices echoed back.
Today we welcome Celestial Shore to the surface. On September 3rd, Hometapes will release 10x, alongside Local Singles, the new label started by true believer Brad Oberhofer. To mark the occasion, we’re releasing the album’s lead track, “Stairs Under Stars” — check out The FADER premiere — and sharing the cover art, designed by Prince Rama.
In nine songs, Celestial Shore deconstructs city life, the history of pop music, and their own jazz educations into something both heartbreakingly raw and mystically timeless. In between the lines, the the Brooklyn trio exalts the vibrant scene they call home: 10x was mixed by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier and features Empress Of’s Lorely Rodriguez on vocals.
Celestial Shore 10x
LP/CD/DIG out Sept. 3, 2013
Hometapes 063 / Local Singles 001
1. Stairs Under Stars
3. Coming and Going
4. Hour Minute
5. Rabbit Hole
7. Even After
8. Car Car
9. Swimmer’s Sinking Feeling
Upcoming Celestial Shore dates:
06/18/13 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge - w/ Syd Arthur
07/04/13 - Queens, NY @ Rippers
07/05/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn - Gigawatts Festival
07/14/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Manhattan Inn - w/ OneOne (Satomi from Deerhoof)
07/21/13 - New York, NY @ Pianos
09/06/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands - w/ Delicate Steve