Clare And The Reasons Ready "Arrow," Announce Tour Dates

posted September 2, 2009

Clare And The Reasons Ready "Arrow," Announce Tour Dates

Brooklyn-based Clare and the Reasons, fronted by collaborators Clare and Olivier Manchon, have announced the release of their sophomore album, "Arrow," out October 20th on Frog Stand Records. "Arrow" features a special guest appearance from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, and is the followup to their acclaimed debut LP, "The Movie," which included contributions from Van Dyke Parks and Sufjan Stevens. Clare and the gang have spent the past two years touring around the world in support of "The Movie." Live, they have a steady list of contributors (the 'Reasons, including members of The National and Beirut), with a lot of instruments-- cellos, violas, things to hit, kazoos, baby kotos, saws, recorders.

It took a bit of wood, nails and many blankets to make "Arrow" in a recording tent built in the Ditmas Park apartment of Clare and the Reasons' neighbor, friend and engineer, Alex Venguer. Clare and the Reasons deliver an assortment of meticulously constructed and arranged songs, most written by Clare in her very own kitchen, arranged by Olivier in the living room with two cats by his side, and recorded with surgical precision with the help of "Reason" Bob Hart.

Clare and the Reasons will be touring North America in support of "Arrow" starting in late October with The Vic Chesnutt Band (featuring Guy Picciotto of Fugazi and members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion). Van Dyke Parks says, "Clare is the Reasons' raison d'être. Melodious et mysterieux--(the group) defines esprit de corps. (wrapped in) elegant arrangements for your dream escape--- Chamber music with edge. Get this Visa to real musical adventure. Totally transportive!"

Arrow Tracklisting:

  1. All the Wine
  2. Ooh You Hurt Me So
  3. Out Team is Grand
  4. You Got Me
  5. That's All
  6. Mellifera
  7. You Getting Me
  8. Kyoto Nights
  9. This is the Story
  10. Perdue a Paris
  11. Photograph
  12. Murder, They Want Murder
  13. Wake Up (You Sleepy Head)

Clare and the Reasons On Tour:

  • 10/20 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Josh Mease
  • 10/23 Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks*
  • 10/24 Montreal, QC @ Ukrainian Federation*
  • 10/25 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater*
  • 10/26 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
  • 10/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
  • 10/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary*
  • 10/29 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
  • 10/30 Washington DC @ Black Cat Backstage*
  • 10/31 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox*
  • 11/01 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
  • 11/02 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club*
  • 11/04 Newport, KY @ Southgate House*
  • 11/07 Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Palace*

* w/The Vic Chesnutt Band