The latest “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” features solo singer and now Tu Fawningist Corrina Repp discussing her jobs working for Portland bands Pink Martini, The Decemberists, Laura Veirs, and HUSH Records.
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We mentioned that Corrina Repp’s new music vehicle Tu Fawning released a slab of wax a little over a month ago. Now, those of you who don’t rock the turntables can partake. Secession was released by Polyvinyl on CD and digital to finer retailers everywhere. Tu Fawning has some shows coming up in Portland, most notably next week, July 23 at The Doug Fir, and a couple days later on the 25th at the free PDXPop Fest. No excuse not to check them out.
In other news, we have added Repp’s lost classic The Other Side Is Mud, originally a 1999 CDR release, as another FREE or “give it value” download. It was recently mentioned in a Portland Mercury HUSH Hit Parade retrospective as Ben Barnett’s (Kind of Like Spitting = Fun With Friends) catalog favorite. Perhaps Corrina’s fresh-from-the-oven track from DECA, “Space And All Dead Things” is indication she hasn’t given up her solo career. Only The Repp knows. Meanwhile we can marvel at the unfolding of her vision and voice spanning almost a decade.
Loch Lomond photo: Alicia Rose
The Portland weekly Willamette Week did their annual Best New Band cover story and we’re happy to see the efforts of two HUSH roster bands honored by their peers in their top 10 poll. Congratulations goes to Loch Lomond and Nick Jaina who have worked hard to get where they are. Loch Lomond was invited to play the top 3 billing showcase and represented themselves (and HUSH) well to say the least. In solidarity with the Builders and Butchers, who topped the list, the bands traded cameos on each other’s closing songs. It’s worth noting that the two also shared sides on a slab of wax recently, a spilit EP vinyl-only release on Bladen County Records. Highly recommended.
Nick Jaina photo: Melanie Brown
It’s a big year for Nick Jaina indeed, who has already traversed the country and is set to potentially release 3 records. Okay, The 7 Stations out this Tuesday May 13 is a reissue, but it’s aged like wine, we think. Many of the songs from this CD are live set favorites, and it’s rather refreshing to note their malleable melodies in the hands of the present stage troupe.
Tu Fawning photo: Alicia Rose
Special mention goes out to Tu Fawning, the inimitable musical convergence of minimal folk heroine Corrina Repp (HUSH solo performer and HUSHshop mistress extraordinaire!) and partner Joe Haege (31 Knots). They recently doubled in size with the addition of Liza Rietz and Toussaint Perrault and will celebrate the release of their gorgeous debut, the “Secession EP” May 17th at Rotture, Portland, OR. Visit their Myspace to hear a couple songs.