CocoRosie has floated out of your day dreams and back into your life with the release of their fifth album, Tales of a Grass Widow. The pair's latest video release, "Child Bride," is a striking portrait that depicts just what you're hoping it doesn't.
Directed by Emma Freeman, the vid follows a young member of a rural cult as she's dressed up and sent off with a creepy elder to be his bride. She stares longingly out from her new homestead and mouths: "Whose little girl am I? / The man with the dark hat will take me home tonight / I washed my body..."
As always, CocoRosie's sound is a smooth, synthesized, strange combination of shaking vocals and exotic instrumentals, with maximum mournful eeriness and stomach-knotting potential. They say "Child Bride" brings the (undeniably controversial) themes of sexism, child abuse, human rights, and gender inequalities to the attention of their listeners, addressing these dark issues with somber, haunting tones and visuals not easily forgotten.
Watch it here:
CocoRosie has also announced new Fall tour dates - if the dreamy duo's coming to your neighborhood, don't miss your chance to see them live:
- October 12 - Webster Hall - New York, N.Y.
- October 13 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, M.A.
- October 14 - Societe des arts technologiques (SAT) - Montreal, Q.C.
- October 15 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, O.N.
- October 17- Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, P.A.
- October 18 - Metro - Chicago, I.L.
- October 19 - The Cedar - Minneapolis, M.N.
- October 21 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, C.O.
- October 22 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, U.T.
- October 24 - The Venue - Vancouver, B.C.
- October 25 - Neumos - Seattle, W.A.
- October 26 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, O.R.
- October 28 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, C.A.
- Novermber 7 - Sixth and I Historic Synagogue - Washington, D.C.
- November 9 - The Fillmore at the TLA - Philadelphia, P.A.
AND if you can't wait that long for more CocoRosie goodness, there's even better news - Bianca Casady (the "Coco" of the pair) has teamed up with artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk and a crew of fierce feminists to create Girls Against God, a new bi-annual magazine that tackles the sexism and patriarchy found in organized religions. The first issue launches tonight in N.Y.C.!
Girls Against God calls itself "bold, feminist exploration" aiming to illuminate "the oppressive, obsolete nature of traditional, male-defined religions and other patriarchal institutions." Definitely worth checking out - see you tonight, or get your paws on a copy of the mag right here.
Photo via John Brawley and the Girls Against God Facebook page.