On June 14, Orindal Records will release Big Dread Moon, the new album by Los Angeles, by way of Athens, GA singer/songwriter/guitarist Claire Cronin. Claire has been writing & recording stark, lyrically vivid folk songs since 2011, most recently releasing a collaborative album with Deerhoof's John Dieterich called Down Came A Storm on Ba Da Bing Records in 2016.
This morning, Stereogum premiered "Tourniquet," the leadoff track from Big Dread Moon. Writer James Rettig says:
“Tourniquet,” the first single from her new album Big Dread Moon,
is a roiling storm cloud. Strings wrap around her guitar like a
mournful cry, giving the whole thing a dusty old Western feel, blood and
dirt and sinewy decay. “By the time I left, I was vacant: a haunted
house with no basement,” Cronin sings, her voice astringent. “If you
hate the night, then replace it/ With visions of light underground/
Dissolvable, impossible, transparent.”
Read the full preview HERE.
Big Dread Moon will be released on limited edition colored vinyl, black vinyl & digital formats on June 14. Pre-order your copy HERE.
Claire Cronin & Advance Base will be touring the U.S. & Canada this summer. All of their confirmed dates are below, & more dates are on the way. Watch for updates on the tour dates page.
CLAIRE CRONIN + ADVANCE BASE
June 21 Chicago, IL @ The Hungry Brain (w/ Moon Racer)
June 25 Toronto, ON @ Burdock
June 26 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
June 27 Brattleboro, VT @ Stone Church (w/ Ruth Garbus)
June 28 Portland, ME @ The Apohadion Theater (w/ Greg Jamie)
June 30 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right (w/ Matt Bachmann & Moon Racer)
July 1 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge