Tu Fawning - "I Know You Now" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

5 October 2010

Portland's Tu Fawning have developed a sophisticated and mature sound that draws from the noirish elements of Tom Waits, the textures and moods of Portishead, and '20s and '30s big band tunes and folk music.
 

Portland’s Tu Fawning was formed three years ago by Corrina Repp and Joe Haege and, in that short time, have developed a sophisticated and mature sound that draws from the noirish elements of Tom Waits, the textures and moods of Portishead, and ‘20s and ‘30s big band tunes and folk music. The emphasis is very much on experimentation and messing about with traditional rock instrumentation, so it’s not unusual to hear Tu Fawning trotting out trumpets, trombones and just about anything else that will allow them to augment their jagged riffs with something a bit unexpected. As Haege says, “We’re trying to weave a fabric that is a little more dense, which some will undoubtedly find unnerving. For others, though, ourselves included, it seems to be the last oasis for searching out that emotional high that music can give you. There is just something magical about being able to make your songs sound as though they were played while a giant walks through a valley, a piano is stabbed in a 1920’s basement, drums are beat on a mountain or that you’re singing in a cave.”


  
TOUR DATES
10/6: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
10/7: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
10/9: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
10/11: St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Arts
10/12: Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/14: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
10/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/16: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
0/29/10 Portland, OR at Doug Fir HOMETOWN ALBUM
RELEASE CELEBRATION w/ BillyGoat and AAN
12/10/10 Eugene at Sam Bond’s Garage w/ Black Prairie
12/11/10 Seattle at Sunset Tavern w/ Black Prairie

 

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