NEW VIDEO | Tu Fawning

A GOOD SELECTION: I love it when a band creates its first video off a new record, and the selected song seems to be picked more for merit than its “radio-friendly” tone. Of course, it’s easier to make that decision when your album is as good as Tu Fawning’s “Hearts on Hold”. It’s a record…

TWISTED RIDE | Tu Fawning

A CARNIVAL: Listening to Portland, Oregon quartet Tu Fawning is like taking a twisted, dark carnival ride, with all of its Tom Waits-like clanks, distortions and dissonance. It’s a fun-house of mirrors, full of refractions, reflections. It’s an oddball carnival weaving its way with horns, heavy percussion, tremolo guitar, choruses like howling wind, and industrial…

LIGHT AND DARK | Tu Fawning

NEW MUSIC: Tu Fawning is a Portland-based collective first founded by the newest member of Menomena, Joe Haege (also in the band 31Knots), and singer Corrine Repp. After releasing their “Secession EP” in 2008, the group added Toussaint Perrault and violinist Liza Rietz. The group has a full length record, “Hearts On Hold”, due out…