kacy & clayton


KACY & CLAYTON TO RELEASE THE SIREN’S SONG PRODUCED BY JEFF TWEEDY VIA NEW WEST RECORDS AUGUST 18th, 2017

ON TOUR NOW SUPPORTING WILCO, ROBYN HITCHCOCK, AS WELL AS SELECT HEADLINE DATES; ALSO APPEARING AT WILCO’S SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL

ROLLING STONE COUNTRY PREMIERES “THE LIGHT OF DAY” VIDEO TODAY  


“Clayton Linthicum causes the same maddening ecstasy as a guitar player that his second cousin Kacy Anderson does as a singer, his wild spontaneity bursting against her eerie stoicism.” - The Milk Carton Kids

NASHVILLE, TN (June 8, 2017) – Kacy & Clayton are set to return with The Siren’s Song via New West Records on August 18th, 2017. The 9-song set was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Tom Schick at Wilco’s The Loft in Chicago, IL. The Siren’s Song is the follow up to their acclaimed 2015 New West Records debut Strange Country and for the first time incorporates full, electric band arrangements. Their sound is an arresting amalgamation of psychedelic folk, English folk revival and the ancestral music of Southern Appalachia. Now rounded out by Mike Silverman on drums and percussion & Shuyler Jansen on bass, The Siren’s Song encompasses their 60’s and 70’s Folk and Traditional Country influences, but also introduces a new emphasis on groove. Rolling Stone Country is premiering the video for the album’s first single “The Light of Day,” which was directed by Nakasone Folk and can be seen HERE. They state “With production from Tweedy, ‘The Light of Day’ finds the duo morphing into full-band territory, giving their sound a less pastoral, more psychedelic sheen along the lines of Gram Parson’s Grievous Angel, Buffalo Springfield or Sir Douglas Quintet if Linda Perhacs was at the wheel, with Anderson’s voice leaping from a sweet mountain warble to full-on Grace Slick belt.” Kacy & Clayton launched a two week tour in support of Wilco last night, which also feature headline dates and support appearances with Robyn Hitchcock leading to their appearance at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, MA on June 24th (Please see all dates below with more to be announced). The Siren’s Song will be available on vinyl, compact disc, digitally and can be pre-ordered HERE.

Kacy & Clayton are second cousins who hail from the Wood Mountain uplands of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. Their 2015 New West Records debut Strange Country was met with critical acclaim by Q Magazine stating, “Linthicum’s acoustic playing and vocals dovetail perfectly with Anderson’s crystal voice like prime Richard and Linda Thompson.” They also stated, “You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a lost late-’60s Brit-Folk gem,” continuing with “A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future.” NPR Music also offered, “Ambient textures like cursive strings, washy steel guitar, glistening vibraphone and enveloping reverb frame Kacy & Clayton’s performances...one more way that these two ground their traditional inclinations in the here and now.”

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Kacy offered “Jeff knows so much about recording, music and gear that it’s overwhelming, but we have a lot in common with him in regards to our tastes of production and albums from the Sixties and Seventies,” says Anderson. “It’s pretty inspirational to think that he wakes up every morning and works to advance the folk-country-rock medium constantly, considering he’s already released dozens of great albums. This was very motivating for us recording this album, seeing his dedication in motion.” About its recording, she also states,“We recorded the album live off the floor. A lot of people say they do this, but we actually did and that’s because the Loft is setup to record and play live music. Live music is better. There are mistakes on the record, nothing was scrutinized to the point of repulsion.”

The Siren’s Song Track Listing:
1. The Light Of Day
2. Just Like A Summer Cloud
3. Cannery Yard
4. A Lifeboat
5. White Butte Country
6. A Certain Kind Of Memory
7. This World Has Seven Wonders
8. The Siren’s Song
9. Go And Leave Me


The siren's song (2017)

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Press Release – Album Announcement and "The Light Of Day" Video Premiere – PDF

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