If you’re a fan of morbid staring and literalism, then have we got the video for you! In CocoRosie’s new clip for the single “Child Bride,” if you hear the word “sparrow,” a sparrow you shall see. When Bianca and Sierra Casady sing about a child bride, you see a girl far too young to be in an adult relationship getting married. When the chorus of “I’m a GrassWidow” kicks in near the end, you see the same young girl fantasizing about being a widow while running her hands along tall, dry grasses. No need for allusions when the themes are as cut and dry as child abuse!
In all seriousness, though, it’s actually a really lovely short film by Emma Freeman underlying the importance of practices that are still far too common throughout the world, set to the group’s tune from their new album, Tales of a Grass Widow that we told you about here. Watch the clip below and make sure to stay for the particularly uncomfortable ending!
To accompany the release of the video, Bianca has also released the first issue of her biannual print piece “Girls Against God (GAG),” a collaboration with artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk featuring the likes of Antony, Vaginal Davis, and Gabby Bess, among other international artists. For more info on the Capricious Publishing piece, go here.
And if that wasn’t enough CocoRosie news for one day, we’d also like to let you know that it’s very possible the sisters Casady will be visiting you right where you live this fall. Check out the list of North American cities below to see if you’re one of the lucky ones. I can’t promise that they’ll have literal props for every reference they sing, but I have seen them before, and props there will be.
10.12.13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10.13.13 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
10.14.13 - Montreal, QC –Societe des arts technologiques
10.15.13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10.17.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
10.18.13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.19.13 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar
10.21.13 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10.22.13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
10.24.13 - Vancouver, BC - The Venue
10.25.13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
10.26.13 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
10.28.13 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
11.07.13 - Washington, DC - Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
11.09.13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore at the TLA
• CocoRosie: http://cocorosiemusic.com