Tu Fawning – “I Know You Now” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

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.”


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


12/10/10 Eugene at Sam Bond’s Garage w/ Black Prairie

12/11/10 Seattle at Sunset Tavern w/ Black Prairie