SERA CAHOONE
Deer Creek Canyon

Release Date: 24th Sept 2012
Label: Sub Pop
Formats: CD/ LP/ DL
Tracklisting: 
 
1. Worry All Your Life
4. Nervous Wreck
5. And Still We Move
6. Every Little Word
7. One To Blame
8. Rumpshaker
9. Shakin’ Hands
10. Anyway You Like
11. Here With Me
12. Oh My  
Praise for Sera Cahoone:
 
"Four years later, Cahoone returns with Deer Creek Canyon—named after her childhood home in Colorado—which features an impressive collection of folk, bluesy sadness and indie-rock songs. On her new single “Naked,” she showcases her ability to imbue even a single song with longing and vulnerability." ["Naked" premiere / Deer Creek Canyon] - PASTE
 
“Cahoone gives voice to a sweet desolation while languishing in a night sky of twinkiling notes off a pedal steel guitar.” [Feature / Only As The Day Is Long] - No Depression “A haunting bare-bones blend of blues, folk music and old-time country” [Feature / Only As The Day Is Long] – Denver Post 
 
“Sera Cahoone's woozy, calming country-pop isn't so much about feeling good as feeling better: Her songs' protagonists spend much of their time trying to soothe a loved one's jangled nerves. Placing listeners at ease is an underrated skill, and it's employed with minimal flashiness here, so Cahoone didn't exactly break big in 2008. But, like her wonderful self-titled debut, Only As the Day Is Long radiates winning kindness.” -  [“You’re Not Broken” / Songs of the Year 2008] - NPR  
 
“Cahoone's own sophomore full-length, Only as the Day Is Long, could easily have wafted into the realm of wispy noncommittal Cat Power soundalikes itself if not for the reassuring presence of certain rustic-signifying instrumentation and arrangements. Cahoone enacts this push-and-pull from the opening track, "You Might as Well", girding gently clomping drums and a folky guitar figure against her lambent, echoing vocals, the song's subtle country underpinnings turning it into something hypnotic as opposed to hazily undefined.” [Review / Only As The Day Is Long] - Pitchfork
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Sera Cahoone

New Album, Deer Creek Canyon Streaming NOW via NPR 
 
Deer Creek Canyon released 24th September 2012
European Dates For Sept/ Oct

 
"Cahoone's musings exude the wisdom and perspective of an older sibling and a therapist rolled into one" NPR
 
 
Download "Deer Creek Canyon" MP3 here
Download "Naked" MP3 here.

Sera Cahoone has scheduled European and US tours in support of Deer Creek Canyon, her long-awaited third album, available this September via Sub Pop.
 
The European tour begins on 28th September in Zurich and ends on 5th October at Vienna's Waves Festival. 
 
In related news, Sera Cahoone stopped by Seattle's New Day Northwest last week to perform "Deer Creek Canyon" and talk about the album, you can WATCH her perfomance HERE.
The 12-track album was co-produced by Cahoone and Thom Monahan (Beachwood Sparks, Vetiver) at Bear Creek Studios, and features the lead single, “Naked”, alongside "Worry All Your Life", "And We Still Move" and "Shakin' Hands".
 
Sera Cahoone will be playing a one-off performance on 1st September 2012 at Seattle's Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and has now confirmed European dates for October including a FREE headline show at LONDON's THE ISLINGTON on 4th October.
 
European Dates are as follows: 
28-Sep CH Zurich Viadukt Bogen F
29-Sep AT Innsbruck PMK (w/ Evening Hymns and Wooden Sky)
01-Oct DE Berlin Kantine (support for Rosi Golan)
02-Oct NL Amsterdam  Peoples Places (support for Yori Swart)
03-Oct FR Paris Fargo Record Store
04-Oct UK London  The Islington (Free entrance)
05-Oct AT Vienna Waves Festival
 
Sera Cahoone is a long way from home. Growing up the daughter of a dynamite salesman in the Colorado foothills, she got her start on the drums at 11. A year later, her skills had become so promising, her mom started taking her to dive bars to sit in with the scruffy old bluesmen. By the time she even picked up a guitar, she had been so shaped by these things – the dynamite, the blues, the woods and the hills – it’s no surprise she went on to earn a reputation as one of the strongest songwriters in Seattle’s ever-vibrant Americana scene.
 
She moved north in 1998 to open a snowboard/skateboard shop but quickly found herself backing lo-fi outfit Carissa’s Weird on drums. Since that band split in ‘03, she’s lent her sticks to folks as variant as Carolina rockers Band of Horses, Seattle blues chick Betsy Olson, and singer-songwriter Patrick Park. But in 2006 she struck out on her own with a self-titled debut which immediately scored praise from local and national tastemakers alike.
 
Six years later (four since her widely acclaimed Sub Pop debut Only as the Day Is Long), Cahoone is readying the release of her third solo effort – an album which sees her ruminating on the gravitational pull of home. Titled for the Colorado canyon where she came of age, where her mother still lives, Deer Creek Canyon delves deeper and sees her voice remarkably stronger than on her previous albums.
 
Though some of the songs predate her move to Seattle, (she started writing “Naked” when she was 20 and finished it just before they hit “record”), it’s hard to miss the running themes of home. “My brother and my sister both left and now they’ve gone back home,” she sings on the title track. “Deer Creek Canyon’s where I’m from and it’s where you are still.”
 
Rather than expound from there, she leans back and lets the music take over, Jeff Fielder’s guitar rooting strongly to the melody’s foundation. Even the music isn’t sure about wandering far from home.
 
Sentimental, yes, but straight-forward. Where her previous efforts explored the complicated throes of dark emotions, this album is more richly focused. Home is even present in the more personal songs struggling with various facets of love and friendship (“Worry All Your Life”, “Shakin’ Hands”).
 
“I get really homesick and think about moving back to Colorado,” she admits. “But, I’ve matured a lot. I took a very long break to write this record. I didn’t care how long it took. Once these songs started coming together, I knew I wanted to take my time with this one. I wanted to get it right, focus more on production, and make sure all the sounds and vocals were pushed even higher.”
 
So, she co-produced the disc with Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver). Recording began in Feb. 2012 at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, Wash., then headed to Monahan’s studio in LA for finishing touches. True to her sensibilities, she enlisted the talents of her long-time live band – Jason Kardong, Fielder, Jonas Haskins, Jason Merculief, Sarah Standard – plus Tomo Nakayama on piano and organ, and Emily Ann Peterson on cello.
 
All these things contributed to Cahoone singing from a firmer foundation this time around, trusting the simplicity, bending against the elements like those trees in Deer Creek Canyon.
 
Listen closely, you start to get the feeling. . . the music itself feels like home.
 
 
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