VIA TANIA NEW SINGLE “FIELDS,” REMIXES AND MUSIC VIDEO SXSW DATES AND SPRING TOUR ANNOUNCED
“Into open fields, we run – I see you in the fields – I see a mountain in the fields.”
VIA TANIA SPRING 2010 DATES
Wed- March 17 – Austin, TX – Official Showcase at The Velveeta Room @ SXSW
Sat- March 20 – Austin, TX – Popfrenzy Party at Maggie Maes @ SXSW
Tue- March 23 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
Wed- March 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Thu- March 25 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Fri- March 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Southpaw
Sun- March 28 – Cambridge, MA – TT The Bears
Tue- March 30 – Montreal, QC – L’Escogriffe
Wed- March 31 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Fri- April 02 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
The most direct and deliberate offering on Via Tania’s sophomore album Moon Sweet Moon is the transfixing track “Fields.”
Tania’s glassy vocal lines float over cascading flourishes of organic instrumentation, inciting an overwhelming sense of movement, propulsion and dislocation — forging a truly unique sonic space between a modern day Billie Holiday and lateral musical storyteller Suzanne Vega, “Fields” hints at new frontiers for Tania.
“I just wanted to change things up a bit,” Tania explains, “and I wanted to have extremely simple lyrics but very visual. I don’t write too many pop songs, so now I am going to keep trying to throw more out there. It’s a fun one to play.”
The visual accompaniment to Fields comes courtesy of Australian-based video mavericks Moop Jaw. Having recently created waves with their videos for Animal Collective, Neon Indian, Peaches and The Golden Filter, they’ve shot Tania on location in and around the spectacular highland settings of Australia’s Mount Buller.
The driving pulse of Fields will also lend itself to new remix interpretations from the likes of DFA’s The Juan Maclean (“I reworked this deeper and deeper into a deep house 4am banger” he says), an epic sonic travelogue from Modular’s KIM (from The Presets) and a kaleidoscopic glitch and paste version from Lemonade.
Accolades for Via Tania and Moon Sweet Moon portend to an exciting 2010. “Fields” and remixes will be available in April.
Via Tania and full band will go out this Spring with a series of showcases at SXSW as well as extensive dates with Icelandic outfit Seabear.
“A major contender”
“Australian-born Chicago scenester Tania May-Bowers murmurs and coos like Björk’s goofy little sister on this alluring second album”
“With a big whispery voice and a quirky guitar-drums-and-synthesizer sound that draws on jazz, punk, and hip-hop, her just-released album, Moon Sweet Moon, could easily become the soundtrack to your next breakup, or the next Zack Braff film, or both.”
“Get ready to be hypnotized”
This Hearts on Fire
“An absolute gem”
“Delicate and dangerous”
“A sensational artist”
“Lush, layered, soft and brazen”