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tales of a grass widow



Released: 27th May 2013


lp + download

Released: 27th May 2013


the sisters welcome you back to their wonderfully childlike soundworld, synthesising electronic & organic music to convey a futuristic, return-to-nature sound.

produced in association with valgeir sigurðsson, ‘tales of a grasswidow’ continues their wholly naturalistic blend of folksy acoustic & electronic sounds with vividly imaginative narratives. ‘gravedigress’ is a foreboding track, representative of the albumʼs overarching theme, the tale of an imagined conversation between an abandoned child & an outcast old woman. their voices blend & overlap, suggesting the woman & child are the same person. simple piano chords accompany their vocals, with chimes & a beat boxed marching drum rhythm. friend & sometime collaborator antony hegarty, evoking the voice of mother nature, sings on the recordʼs second track, ʼtears for animalsʼ.

sophie recommends : "The “freak folk” sisters with their childish charms continue in the same vain as their back catalogue but this feels cleaner, and more progressive; dark beats run throughout while oddities chime through alongside their childlike babbles. If you aren't familiar with CocoRosie this is an awesome place to start."

tales of a grass widow


  1. After The Afterlife
  2. Tears For Animals
  3. Child Bride
  4. Broken Chariot
  5. End Of Time
  6. Harmless Monster
  7. Gravediggress
  8. Far Away
  9. Roots Of My Hair
  10. Villian
  11. Poison