The Cradle, aka Paco Cathcart, is sharing his new single “Eyes So Clear,” today, the final single to be released from his upcoming album, Laughing In My Sleep, out August 21st on standard black & cream vinyl, compact disc, and digital formats.
On “Eyes So Clear,” Cathcart is joined by Lily Konigsberg (of Palberta) on backing vocals. Driven by plodding piano chords and strummed guitar, the song’s narrator wrestles with feeling distrustful and bitter toward friends who have a clear-eyed, less solipsistic perspective on life. Recalling the philosophical and reflective duets from artists such as Simon & Garfunkel and Sufjan Stevens, “Eyes So Clear” feels timeless.
The Cradle, aka singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paco Cathcart (Big Neck Police, Eyes of Love, Shimmer), has shared “End of the Day,” today — the second single from his upcoming, 21-track album Laughing In My Sleep, out August 21 on standard black and limited edition cream vinyl, compact disc, and digital formats. The first 50 vinyl pre-orders will ship with a chapbook handmade by Paco.
“End of the Day” has been a staple in The Cradle’s acoustic live sets over the past couple of years. It is also a song that bucks easy categorization: “It’s a repetitious lullaby; a series of images at greater or lesser distance; an ode-poem to Brooklyn; the daily splendid and heartbreaking minutia of city life; a first-person account of events of questionable significance; a dream that goes both towards nostalgia and out towards adventure,” Paco says. “End of the Day” follows “One Too Many Times,” and both singles feature backing vocals from Lily Konigsberg (of Palberta).
Laughing In My Sleep is available to pre-order from our shop & on Bandcamp. Pre-save the album to your preferred streaming service by clicking here.
We’re psyched today to share “New Organ,” the first official single, and accompanying music video, from ‘The Glare Of Success,’ the upcoming new album from The Cradle. Much like the “A Thought That Deletes” music video from The Cradle’s previous album ‘Bag Of Holding,’“New Organ” is another creative audio/visual collaboration between Paco Cathcart (The Cradle) and Anina Ivry Block (Palberta). Video art and music combine to create an abstract and intimate whole, genuinely capturing the unique spirit of Paco Cathcart’s work. Watch below, or visit our YouTube page for more content from The Cradle, plus tons of others. Also available for listening on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
‘The Glare Of Success’ is available worldwide on April 12th, 2019 on Cassette & Digital formats. Available now for pre-order in our Shop. Also available on Bandcamp.
Cassette edition includes a double-sided color insert featuring the original ‘Bag Of Holding’ cover art, plus a complete lyrics sheet. ★ NNATapes.com Exclusive: Order the Cassette + Vinyl LP Bundle and receive ‘The Glare of Success’ PLUS The Cradle’s previous NNA album ‘Bag of Holding’ together for one low price.
We’re also happy to share some fresh tour dates, which conclude with a special album release concert in Paco’s home town of New York City. He will be heading south and back with Holy People for a week of shows – dates below.
The Cradle + Holy People “Fool’s Errant Tour” April 2019
4/5: Baltimore, MD at The Aquarium w/ Mems
4/6: Asheville, NC at Static Age Records
4/7: Nashville, TN at Betty’s Grill w/ Cherry Blossoms
4/8: Birmingham, AL at The Firehouse w/ Minerals
4/9: Athens, GA at The Mill
4/12: Philadephia, PA at Magic Pictures w/ Alex Tatarsky & House of Fear
4/14: New York, NY at Flowers For All Occasions (Album Release Concert)
We are psyched today to deliver some great news – new music from The Cradle is here. Following up the acclaimed 2018 NNA debut ‘Bag of Holding,’ we are now happy to officially announce that ‘The Glare of Success’ is coming April 12th, 2019 on Cassette & Digital formats. For this release, The Cradle’s Paco Cathcart has taken an innovative approach to a follow-up album by extracting the isolated orchestral and vocal elements from his ‘Bag of Holding’ full-length, and used them as source material to create an entirely new song cycle. The sounds of Sammy Weissberg‘s lush orchestral arrangements and Palberta‘s vocal harmonies are recycled and remixed, using the sonic essence of dub music as inspiration to create a new set of rhythmically-driven electronic compositions. Cathcart’s natural talents in the mixing and editing process are on full display on this recording, creating a perfect companion album to the largely acoustic worlds of ‘Bag of Holding.’ Check out a sneak preview of the track “Giving Dub” on the album teaser below:
‘The Glare of Success’ is officially out on April 12th, 2019 on Cassette & Digital formats. »Click here to pre-order from our Shop. ☆NNATapes.com Exclusive:Order the Cassette + Vinyl LP Bundle and receive ‘The Glare of Success’ PLUS The Cradle’s previous NNA album ‘Bag of Holding’ together for one low price. Also available for pre-order on Bandcamp.
1. Victorious Dub (4:48)
2. Call Out Dub (3:01)
3. The Name of Willis Reed (2:20)
4. Dub of Holding (2:36)
5. When We Forget Each Other’s Names (1:11)
6. New Organ (3:31)
7. Day’s End Dub (4:46)
8. Poison Mushroom (2:10)
9. Intro (0:38)
10. I’ll Give Dub (5:42)
We’re very excited today to share the second official single from ‘Bag Of Holding,’ the upcoming full-length album from The Cradle. “Cell Games and Beyond” is set against a tender foundation of Paco Cathcart’s gorgeous acoustic guitar playing, weaving a lyrical tale of a sci-fi-tinged modern love triangle with his candid and imaginative writing. Like the first single “Sweet Dreams,” this song features beautifully punctuated vocal harmonies from Palberta‘s Anina Ivry-Block and Lily Konigsberg that accentuate the lyrics in all the right places. The talents of collaborator and friend Sammy Weissberg are featured prominently as well, as the song breaks down into an orchestral suite of strings and wind instruments, with emerging melodic motifs that add to the song’s woefully romantic sentiments. Listen below via our Soundcloud page:
PLUS, we’re happy to announce The Cradle Northeast US tour dates with Eyes Of Love!
• July 25th: Portland, Maine @ The Apohadion Theater (link)
• July 26th: Boston, Massachusetts @ Dorchester Art Project (link)
• July 27th: Brooklyn, New York @ Sugarlife Lounge (link)
• July 28th: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Tundradome (link)
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We’re honored today to officially announce our sixth release of 2018 – ‘Bag Of Holding’ by The Cradle is available now for pre-order on Vinyl and Digital formats. The Cradle is the solo music of NYC-based artist Paco Cathcart, a member of the bands Big Neck Police, Shimmer, and Climax Landers, and also a talented recording engineer, writer, and much more. His newest full-length album ‘Bag Of Holding’ takes Cathcart’s distinctive style of homespun folk/pop music and elevates it to the next level of refinement through it’s brilliant production and collaborative nature. For this album, Cathcart enlisted the help of close friends and like-minded artists to add new layers of depth to his recordings, both through the luscious orchestral string & wind arrangements of Sammy Weissberg (a longtime collaborator of The Cradle), plus the harmonic vocal assistance from Lily Konigsberg, Nina Ryser, and Anina Ivry-Block (Palberta). The result is a collection of songs that are both moving, intricate, poignant, and unique, with new details emerging from each listen.
We’re super happy today to share the debut single from ‘Bag Of Holding’ entitled “Sweet Dreams,” which is also the album’s opening track. Huge thanks and gratitude to our friends at Stereogum for hosting the premiere of this song – click here to listen and read the full article.