Written by Brett Ruffenach //
I first heard Cate Le Bon’s plucky guitar licks and emotive vocals in the opening theme for St. Vincent’s radio show on Beats1 last year. Even as a 20-second theme song, her indie-pop/rock melodies and poignant songwriting really have a knack for getting stuck in your head.
Hailing from Wales and now based in Los Angeles, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter rose to fame in 2013 with the release of her third studio album Mug Museum. Last year, she dropped her newest LP Crab Day, taking new steps forward in her rhythmic and artistic direction that was complete with a 12-minute music video on her website that looks like something out of a surrealist Wes Anderson film.
Crab Day builds on Le Bon’s indie-pop sensibilities and adds wonkier, more surreal rhythms and lyrics to the mix. It’s an intriguing move and considered one — by some critics — of her most accomplished works to date.
This Saturday, Cate Le Bon will take the stage at The Chapel with support from Tim Presley. Tickets are available for $15, or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
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