Well, well, hello
If you could see us through the Weird Green Fog that is this COVID-19 miasma, you’d see:
We never stopped writing and recording.
We’ve been playing shows.
We are planning a lot of shows from spring through fall.
See our Shows page, and get ready to hear a wealth of new Claudettes songs, some paired with videos. In the meantime, stay foxy and frisky, wherever you are! xo,
Click here to see every way to hear/download our new single “Kept Them in the Dark.” Here’s the PopMatters premiere page of its lyric video; this gets into the song’s origins and sonics, too.
Soon we’ll be adding showdates. We’ll be doing the “High Times in the Dark” tour that couldn’t happen in 2020. Here’s every way to hear/get the album.
It’s been a bad year for so many. As for us, we had two European tours deleted and shows all over North America, too. We did, though, get busy in our locked-down homes, writing and making demos, and we greatly look forward to playing these new songs in a venue or at a festival near you soon.
Band practices start….n…….now! xo,
“On the closing, utterly heartbreaking ‘The Sun Will Fool You,’ Berit Ulseth alternates effortlessly from knowing chanteuse to childlike innocence in a blink. Frankly, her work here is captivating”–LA Weekly
“The Claudettes set a lingering mood with ‘The Sun Will Fool You’ as Ulseth’s ethereal voice and Iguana’s piano sweetly sing a sad ballad that would not be out of place in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical”–NPR
The Claudettes’ “The Sun Will Fool You” video (created by Daniel Vincent Bigelow and Talon Nightshade) has been selected by film festivals in California, Russia, the UK, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina…now you can see it here:
And two places to get the new album:
xo, hope to see you soon,
Hi everybody. This is great fun, watch this, our song in which we bitch about this %$#@!-ing pandemic. Taken from the YouTube page:
The Claudettes TRASH the pandemic with “I Wash My Hands of This”! Special guests, in order of appearance:
Clownvis: “The King of Clowns”(entertainer extraordinaire) http://www.clownvismafia.com/
Eszter Balint: avant-garde theater (Squat Theatre), independent-film (“Stranger Than Paradise”) and TV (“Louie”) actress and mesmerizing musician: https://eszterbalint.com/
Ralphi Rosario: Grammy-nominated remixer (Rihanna, Beyonce, Madonna) and pioneer of Chicago house music: http://www.ralphirosario.com/
Norwood Fisher: Trailblazing ska-punk-funk bassist of Fishbone, Trulio Disgracias: https://ropeadope.com/news/2019/11/22…
Peter Holsapple: Co-founder of the dB’s, member of Continental Drifters, has played with R.E.M., Hootie & the Blowfish and many more, recorded stellar solo albums: http://omnivorerecordings.com/peter-h…
Will Butler: Core member of Arcade Fire, multi-instrumentalist, Oscar-nominated film composer (“Her,” 2014): https://www.mergerecords.com/will-butler
The Claudettes recorded and filmed “I Wash My Hands of This” at each of their four homes in Chicago in May 2020. Song written by Johnny Iguana, audio mixed and mastered by Anthony Gravino.
We’ve been waiting for this day…and yet we’re stuck at home.
But please looky here: the album via the Forty Below Records store plus Spotify, Apple, Google…all that:
And this press about the new album is growing every day and is so very pleasing…please see: https://theclaudettes.com/press/
Please get the album and blast it ’til we can see you in a real live room again!
Please DO get “High Times in the Dark,” our new album available on CD or purple vinyl, here!
See our press page for what “they” are saying already, and, really, we are so excited and proud of this album.
As for the dates on our “shows” page: we’re keeping them up as a sort of “what might have been”…but, yes, our April and May shows are not happening. We hope to revisit all those places later on. As for the rest of the dates, please stay tuned.
And stay healthy and make fun for yourself and learn some new things and stay in shape.
See you soon…please follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where we’ll update often and probably stream some things.
xoxo (yes, even now, xoxo),
This post is from Yellow Dog Records, who released the first four Claudettes recordings. Even if you have all four, please get six and give ’em out…tomorrow only…thank you, please read:
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and its catastrophic effect on musicians, Bandcamp is waiving its share of artist revenues on Friday March 20 – and Yellow Dog Records is following suit by passing every dollar of its March 20 Bandcamp sales to its artists.
Read the full details at yellowdogrecords.com/ydr-covid-19-fundraiser , and tomorrow, Friday March 20, visit music.yellowdogrecords.com to show that you are with musicians 100%!
Don’t listen to my stupid mouth, listen to them talk about the Claudettes and our new album (much more to come; album is still a month away from release, though you should pre-order it HERE!):
NPR feature HERE
And their NPR “Slingshot” Spotify playlist includes our song “Declined,” which is pretty sweet
Billboard feature HERE
No Depression feature HERE
American Songwriter feature HERE
We added some international dates to our shows page. And most importantly: we’re writing all the time. Life might be short, and we can’t take a chance. Can’t wait to come play for you soon…