Some years ago I was involved in Brian Getnick’s performance art project “Memories” (+ Corey Fogel, Ezra Buchla) and we recorded a bunch of songs. That album is now available as a cassette or digital download from Practical Records!
Brian also made gorgeous music videos for the songs that have just been released to Vimeo. Here’s one for “The Eel:”
I’m coming back to Athens in a few days and will be playing quite a bit this fall. Hoping to add more shows… keep up to date on my Facebook page.
August 9 / unPOPular Fest @ Go Bar / with Emileigh Ireland, Elliot Eidelman, Fabulous Bird, Doug Hoyer
August 25 / Mammal Gallery, Atlanta GA / with R.ariel + more
August 29 / Flicker, Athens GA / with Livingdog
September 2 / Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, Greensboro NC
September 10 / Jackson Pollock Microphone, Murfreesboro TN
September 13 / Caledonia, Athens GA / with Ethan Samuel Brown + Leah Blevins
October 1 / Eyedrum, Atlanta GA
Mini shows (just a few songs):
July 17 / 3 pm / Sumarr Reading Series / The Pop-Hop (Highland Park)
July 17 / 8:30 pm / NS 5 Music Issue Launch / Pieter (Lincoln Heights)
Big show (more songs):
July 23 / 8:30 pm / PAM / Highland Park
I’m headed out on tour this month with Ezra Buchla to support the new album. We’ll be playing a stripped down version of the songs on CAME DOWN A STORM + other stuff. Venues / updates on Facebook page . Contact me there for house show locations.
May 17 // Knoxville: The Pilot Light / Eric Lee + Jason Boardman, Matt Nelson
May 18 // Nashville: Betty’s / The Cherry Blossoms, Nick Woods
May 20 // Cincinnati: House show / Greg Halpin, Drew Joseph
May 21 // Indianapolis: Joyful Noise / Palehound, Ursula
May 24 // Chicago: Elastic Arts / TALsounds
May 26 // Detroit: Jam Handy / Meshes, Double Winter
May 31 // Ithaca: House show / Annie Lewandowski (Powerdove)
June 1 // Brooklyn: Union Pool / Cassandra Jenkins, Katie Von Schleicher
June 4 // Turner Falls MA: The Brick House / Chris Cohen, Ruth Garbus + Julia Tadlock
June 7 // Montreal: 185 Ave Van Horne / Neil Holyoak, Vernon LeCraw
June 9 // Boston: The Plough and Stars / John Shakespear
June 12 // Washington DC: House show / Jon Camp
June 18 // Athens GA: Caledonia / Old Smokey, Blunt Bangs
Came Down a Storm is officially released this Friday, May 6. You can stream a preview right here:
Get the record at Ba Da Bing / in yr local record store / from me at a show / or on iTunes, Amazon, etc. Summer tour dates to be announced soon! <3
Thanks again to Katie Geha and the Dodd Galleries at UGA for having us perform. Full video of the event is now on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/159305345
Thanks to Gabe Vodicka and Flagpole for this mention!
“UGA creative writing PhD candidate and recent Los Angeles transplant Claire Cronin specializes in a deceptively delicate style of folk music that quickly dissipates but leaves its mark behind—the sound of faint memories, warm breath in winter. Over and Through, a collection of 10 songs culled from the past several years of writing and recording and released last September on cassette via the Ba Da Bing label, is a fine showcase of Cronin’s raw talent, featuring shades of Jason Molina and Chan Marshall. She’ll appear on campus in the Dodd Galleries for a special afternoon performance, joined by Ezra Buchla on viola and tenor guitar.”
Wednesday, February 24
Lamar Dodd School of Art
I’ve got two things coming up this month!
from Ba Da Bing Records:
“In anticipation of Came Down A Storm, Claire Cronin’s full band collaboration with John Dieterich (Deerhoof) which Ba Da Bing will release next Spring, we present this Best Of compiling her solo songs of the past few years. Cronin’s songs are sparse, deep, and dark, and her gravelly voice reaches unexpected levels of emotional beauty. There’s something Jason Molina going on here, by way of Karen Dalton and Neil Young. Cronin is currently working towards a PhD in poetry at University of Georgia, and her lyrics reflect the intelligence and insight of someone so devoted to the written word.”
OVER AND THROUGH: stream / DL here.