Fredrik + The Piano Creeps – NEW Kora Records releases + MP3, watch videos, tour dates


Pictured: Fredrik

Two new Kora Records October releases are coming up! Ithaca, NY’s The Piano Creeps and Malmo, Sweden’s Fredrik.

On October 28th, 2008 it’s the album ‘Na Na Ni’ by Fredrik from Malmo, Sweden.

Fredrik is a new remarkable pop outfit, casually capturing the spirit of classic storybook drama through a highly personal, foresty brand of experimental pop. Despite the name, Fredrik is actually a small orchestra of six, sporting input from some of the very finest of the swedish pop and experimental underground (Band in Box, Scraps of Tape, Vit Päls, The LK).

Download “Black Fur” Mp3

Drawing on traditional European folk influences like The Fairport Convention or Bo Hansson, crooning songwriters as well as a host of eclectic references like Moondog, Steve Reich, Jim O’Rourke, Maja Ratke or Barbara Morgenstern, Fredrik forges a sound that is both eclectic and homecomingly soothing.

Watch Fredrik – “1986″ video:

The band makes its way to America for their first ever US tour this November.

Fredrik November 2008 Tour Dates:

11.5.08 – DC – DC9
11.6.08 – Baltimore – Metro Gallery
11.7.08 – New York – Cake Shop
11.9.08 – Pittsburgh – Brillobox
11.12.08 – Boston – TT the Bear’s
11.13.08 – Portland, ME – Space 538
11.15.08 – New York – Piano’s
More to be announced.
(updates posted at Kora Records – Shows)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008, Kora Records is releasing ‘Future Blues (for me and you)’ by The Piano Creeps, the collaboration of Billy Coté, Mary Lorson and Kathy Ziegler.

Coté and Lorson were the songwriter and lead singer of 90′s alt-pop band Madder Rose. That band made four albums, three of which were really good, and toured the world, headlining the Melody Maker stage at England’s Reading Festival, doing a John Peel session, and enjoying critical approval if not staggering sales. After Madder Rose, Coté created the nihilist slack-hop project Jazz Cannon with vocalist Don Greene while Lorson explored her inner auteur on three Saint Low discs with UK label Cooking Vinyl.

The pair have also joined forces to create several original film scores (including HBO’s “What Remains” about the photographer Sally Mann) and one very amusing young male human. Their songs have been placed in numerous films and television shows, including the last season of “The Sopranos,” “Alias,” “Felicity,” “Skins” (UK) and others too forgettable to mention.

While all this was going on, Kathy Ziegler was touring as a multi-instrumentalist with Abra Moore, Jim Lauderdale, and Donna the Buffalo, winning international songwriting competitions and finding time to write and produce three excellent solo cds. Ziegler produced the track “Spider” on Lorson’s third Saint Low CD, “Realistic.” She also knows how to build and fix guitars. Ziegler and husband songwriter Jairo van Lunteren will relocate with their two young children to the Netherlands, and will continue to tour, both with the Piano Creeps and their solo projects.

A glimpse at their past – Madder Rose performing at Glastonbury in 1994.

The Piano Creeps MySpace

Fredrik MySpace

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