Date: Monday, June 20, 2011 At 08:00 AM
Duration: 1 Hour
Smoke Fairies will be performing at Passim Folk and Cultural Center in Boston, MA.
DEBUT ALBUM THROUGH LOW LIGHT AND TREES OUT ON JUNE 14
“This lovely album is reminiscent of early–70s acid folk…heartfelt and sensual…poised and elegant…Smoke Fairies have fashioned a collection of songs that has the subtle charm of an afternoon spent in a meadow at the end of summer.”—MOJO
“Smoke Fairies rely on intertwining…their two voices move in close harmonies, with timbres blending almost like sisters.”—New York Times
British duo Smoke Fairies’ release their first U.S. full-length debut on June 14. The 11 track Through Low Light and Trees album highlights the harmonies of small town best mates Jessica Davies and Katherine Balmire and is produced by Head (known for his work with PJ Harvey and others). Recently, the duo released a double a-side single “Hotel Room/Strange Moon Rising” only in the U.S. for Record Store Day through 453 Records. Smoke Fairies do will an East Coast run of solo dates before touring this summer with Rasputina. (Please see dates on below).
In their native England, Smoke Fairies self released several singles prior to their debut and were first introduced to American audiences with their 7” Gastown/River Song on Jack White’s Third Man Records. When White first heard Smoke Fairies, he offered to produce and play drums in his Nashville Studio with fellow Dead Weather/Raconteur band mate Jack Lawrence.
Smoke Fairies have toured the U.S. with Laura Marling, played SXSW in 2010 and New York’s CMJ, where Time Out New York noted they were one of the “Top 5 Must See Bands” of the Festival. The duo recently released Ghosts: A Compilation of A-Sides, B-Sides and an EP from the Recent Past also exclusively to the American market for Record Store Day last year.
For Through Low Light and Trees, Smoke Fairies retreated to Sawmills studio in rural Cornwall to work with Head. The album caught press attention in the U.K with The Sun calling the record “a smorgasbord of nature imagery and fable-like fantasy” while The Guardian wrote “this album is enchanting.”