Looking Forward: Carla Bozulich’s Boy
Carla Bozulich’s new album, Boy, will be released by the great Constellation Records on March 4th. Though Bozulich may be best known for her work with The Geraldine Fibbers, or the darker, more experimental material of her Evangelista moniker, Boy will be the third full-length album released under her own name. As such, one might expect to hear a more personal, honest, and bare representation of the artist’s sound and vision; interestingly, Boy is being promoted as Bozulich’s “pop record.”
From the press release:
Boy is a refreshing and much-needed reminder of what popas an oblique angle, influence, and intentcan do in the hands of a ferociously commanding singer/lyricist who has cut her teeth on genre-bending, genre–blending, and DIY aesthetics.
The track “Lazy Crossbones” opens with a mid-tempo drum patternthe drums recorded with enough air to define a convincing picture of the performance spacebefore making room for warm keys, searching guitar, and, of course, Bozulich’s special voice, which is as alluring as it is alarming. The result is something like a wonderfully twisted, damaged Fleetwood Mac singlebeautiful, powerful, and chilling: equal parts nightmare and “Dreams.”
Boy was recorded at Tricone Studios in Berlin by Danny O’Really and Rowan Smy; it was produced and mixed by Bozulich and John Eichenseer. Additional mixing and mastering were handled in Montréal, by Jace Lasek, Ian Ilavsky, and Harris Newman. The gorgeous cover art was also done by Bozulich. The album will be available on CD and LPthe latter, pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl at Optimal Media (Germany), comes in a heavyweight jacket with poly-lined audiophile dust sleeve, a complete liner insert, pullout poster, and a download code for 320kbps MP3 files of the entire album. Few independent labels manufacture their vinyl releases with as much care as Constellation: each one is a work of art.
For more info, visit Constellation Records.