Sonic Diet

WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In Turn Up): Cate Le Bon “Puts Me to Work”

Cate Le Bon’s style of pop music may have obvious contributing factors of her astute French-ness (where she currently lives) that are easy to pick up on upon first-listen, but the young songwriter’s composition skills span and utilize moreso a broader take on the general  burgeoning dark folk and psych rock of the 60s and 70s, and her Welsh upbringing (Le Bon was born in Cardiff, Wales) during which the young Le Bon became fascinated with death, following a string of pet deaths as a child. Gruff Rhys (of the Welsh pop group Super Furry Animals) came across the then-Wales resident Le Bon and her music, inviting  her to support him for his solo UK tour in 2007. Rhys described Le Bon’s debut single “No One Can Drag Me Down / Disappear” as “Bobbie Gentry and Nico fight over a Casio keyboard; melody wins!” Listen to Le Bon’s newest single, “Puts Me to Work” (above);  just released in North America for her forthcoming album CYRK [The Control Group]. Le Bon opens for St. Vincent tonight at The Pabst Theater at 8 p.m. and makes a visit to WMSE this afternoon on DJ Era’s show (3 p.m. – 6 p.m.) for an acoustic, in-studio performance and an interview. Stream, live or tune into 91.7 FM WMSE.

This entry was published on October 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm. It’s filed under WMSE Song of the Day and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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