Tuesday, March 4, 2014

RELEASE DAY! Diane Cluck's NEW Album Boneset

Photo by Scott Yates

Diane Cluck is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. Her ecstatic vocal style has been noted for its uniquely clipped, glottal beauty. She accompanies herself on instruments ranging from guitar to piano, harmonium, zither, percussion, and toy accordian, and often plays alongside cellist Isabel Castellvi.

Diane releases her seventh album, Boneset, through Important Records on March 4, 2014—a rich journey seeded with birds, death, wealth and poverty, boldness and heart. “Cluck’s sparse compositions seem to float defiantly from some fortress the conscious self had long left behind”, a reviewer from The Providence Phoenix recently wrote.

Fellow folk musician Devendra Banhart championed her early, referring to her as “my favorite singer-songwriter in all of New York City”, and choosing one of her songs for his Golden Apples of the Sun compilation. Other supporters / collaborators include CocoRosie, who invited Cluck to open shows in the U.S. and Europe and released her Countless Times album through their personal label imprint. Sharon Van Etten, Florence Welch (of Florence And The Machine), and Laura Marling have all cited Diane’s work as influential.

Prior to achieving cult-like success, Cluck was a standout performer in New York’s Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn music scenes. She recorded and self-produced six albums that went on to receive international distribution and acclaim. Songs from her album Oh Vanille / ova nil appeared in Noah Baumbach’s film Margot at The Wedding and the U.K. television series, Skins.

In 2012 Diane launched Song-of-the-Week–a fan-funded, subscription-based project through her website (dianecluck.info/sotw-songs) in which she writes, records and delivers new songs to subscribers. The process helped her develop many of the songs that appear on Boneset, and continues to generate new material for live shows and future albums.

Directed by Cluck, Derrick Belcham, and choreographer Miguel Gutierrez, "Sara" manifests the amalgam of inspiration from what swiftly flowed from Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer's church of Saint Sara, Hindu goddess Kali (the Destroyer), to Ereshkigal documented in Diane's Song-Of-The-Week project from 2012


Feb 27 - Los Angeles, CA -Echo Country Outpost*
Feb 28 - Stanford, CA - Stanford University*
Mar 01 - Sacramento, CA - Third Space Satellite*
Mar 02 - Arcata, CA - Mazzotti's*
Mar 04 - Portland, OR - Blue Monk*
Mar 05 - Olympia, WA - The Northern*
Mar 06 - Seattle, WA - Gallery 1412*

Mar 08 - Eugene, OR - Campbell Club, University of Oregon*
Mar 09 - Nevada City, NV - Cafe Mekka*
Mar 10 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel*
Mar 11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Biko Garage*
Mar 21 - Charlottesville, VA -BON Coffee
Mar 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Rigby Mansion/ FOLKADELPHIA
Mar 23 - Harrisburg, PA - MakeSpace
Mar 24 - Lancaster, PA - The Seed
Mar 26 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Mar 27 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Mar 28 - Montague, MA - Montague Bookmill
Mar 29 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
Mar 30 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak + The Ax

* w/ Sondra Sun-Odeon

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