× Kacy & Clayton are taking The Siren's Song to Europe in April and May

Kacy & Clayton are taking The Siren's Song to Europe in April and May

01-02-2018

Last summer Kacy & Clayton released their album The Siren's Song. Six months after the release we're happy to announce tour dates in Europe. Kacy & Clayton bring a full band and be part of a double will with The Deep Dark Woods

The Siren's Song was produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and has been recorded by Tom Schick at Wilco's The Loft in Chicago. Kacy & Clayton met Jeff Tweedy, whose production resume includes albums with the likes of Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples and White Denim, when they shared a bill with Wilco in San Francisco’s in September 2016. "He said, 'If you're coming through Chicago, you should come by the Loft,'" Clayton recalls. "We were going through Chicago a few weeks later, so we stopped by and he showed us around the studio. We talked about rural Canada, where we're from, and rural Illinois, where he's from, and he said if we ever wanted to make a record there, he'd be glad to help us. So that's what we did. It's a very comfortable place to make music, with a comfortable atmosphere and lots of soft surfaces to sit on."

"Jeff's very positive, and very good at inspiring performances," Clayton adds. "He would often tell us that we were being too hard on ourselves. Once we got onto the same page where we could refer to older records that we all have in common, that's when things really started to cook. If we were trying to communicate how a part should fit in the mix, we'd say, it should sound more like the piano on Link Wray's chicken-shack LPs, or we'd say that something should sound like John Renbourn's acoustic lead tones on that Pentangle song, or the Sir Douglas Quintet's ride cymbal sound. That's how Kacy and I communicate, and eventually we got Jeff on board with that." The Siren's Song gentle, full-bodied instrumental arrangements, fleshing out the acoustic textures of the duo's prior releases with the key addition of a rhythm section, namely longtime associate Shuyler Jansen (who produced Strange Country) on bass and Mike Silverman on drums. The Siren's Song encompasses the duo's 60s and 70s Folk and Traditional Country influences, but also introduces a new emphasis on groove.

06 APR: Sint Niklaas (BE) - Casino 
07 APR: Apeldoorn (NL) - Gigant 
08 APR: Venlo (NL) - Down By The River 
09 APR: Luxembourg (LUX) - Konrad Cafe 
10 APR: Cologne (DE) - YUCA 
11 APR: Schaffhausen (CH) - Tab Tap 
12 APR: Nürnberg (DE) - Zentralcafe K4 
13 APR: Utrecht (NL) - TivoliVredenburg 
15 APR: Groningen (NL) - Oosterpoort 
16 APR: Berlin (DE) - Berghain Kantine 
17 APR: Hamburg (DE) - Nochtspeicher 
18 APR: Aarhus (DK) - Atlas 
19 APR: Malmö (SWE) - Folk å Rock 
20 APR: Falkenberg (SWE) - Tryckhallen 
21 APR: Goteborg (SWE) - Pustervik 
22 APR: Tranås (SWE) - Plan B 
24 APR: Bergen (NO) - Ole Bull 
25 APR: Odda (NO) - Blues Club 
26 APR: Oslo (NO) - John Dee 
27 APR: Kristianstad (SWE) - Kulturvarteret 
28 APR: Uppsala (SWE) - Klub Uffe 
29 APR: Stockholm (SWE) - Kägelbanan 
01 MAY: Nottingham (UK) - The Maze 
02 MAY: Oxford (UK) - The Bullingdon 
03 MAY: London (UK) - Bush Hall 
07 MAY: Belfast (N-IRE) - Cathedral Arts Fest  
08 MAY: Glasgow (UK) - Broadcast 
10 MAY: Newcastle (UK) - The Cluny 2 
11 MAY: York (UK) - The Crescent 
12 MAY: Bedford (UK) - Ents Shed 
13 MAY: Brighton (UK) - The Prince Albert 
15 MAY: Bristol (UK) - The Tunnels 
16 MAY: Winchester (UK)-@ The Railway Inn 

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