“The Desert’s Answer to Lana Del Ray,” Cate Von Csoke Announces New Single
Cate Von Csokeand her new single, “Dream Around” from her upcoming EP Almoon, due out June 5, 2020. The Australian-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter showcases a cinematic, ethereal, and raw soundscape, transporting listeners on a psychedelic guitar-driven trip through the desertscapes of the US and her native Australia. “The single is a hazy, psychedelic interlude that conjures up visions of lovers entwined in the back seat of a car; the rest of the journey on hold for a moment…the desert’s answer to Lana Del Rey, dressed in all white, is delightfully mercurial in her promo pictures. The style is familiar, the music nostalgic, a much-needed dalliance with a simpler time.” (Audiofemme)
Influenced by Mazzy Star, The Velvet Underground, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen, amongst others, Von Csoke creates introspective anti-love songs, anchored by dark, hypnotic vocals and intriguing lyricism, with a sound that evokes notions of desert nights and western noir films. Her newest, “ Dream Around” is a prime example and a celebration of the beauty and danger of dreams.
In 2019, Von Csoke recorded her debut album, Almoon—a psychedelic, minimal-for-maximum effect eight-track offering—at Sonic Youth Studios featuring the legendary Steve Shelley on drums and percussion. The album was produced by Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots and engineered by Grammy award-winner Ted Young (The Rolling Stones, Kurt Vile), with all songwriting, vocals and guitars by Von Csoke. The album’s opening track, “Coyote Cry,” written earlier in the year during a stint in the Mojave Desert, was released in 2019 as an introduction to the upcoming record.
Stay tuned for more announcements leading up to Almoon in June, and check out “Dream Around,” out everywhere May 1st!