BUTTERFLY BOUCHER with special guests KATIE HERZIG and COURTNEY BARNETT
7:30pm, Sun 12th August, 2012
The Toff In Town, VIC
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"This is a new era for me, being independent and calling my own shots," says Butterfly Boucher of her self-titled album out April 10. Originally signed to the now-defunct but once mighty A&M records, her '03 debut 'Flutterby' drew notable mentions from David Bowie, Madonna, Ben Folds and Sarah McLachlan.
But Boucher was caught up in the decade's label maelstrom, and was unable to release her second album until 09. Now, as not only a performing artist, but also a multi-instrumentalist, writer, arranger, and producer - she's funneled her multiple creative outlets into the making of Butterfly Boucher with an adventurous and experimental spirit, crafting smart indie-pop with alt rock muscle.
Boucher recorded in Nashville with co-producer Jamie Kenney, and she played most of the instruments - including guitar, bass, drum, piano, synthesizers, and other odds and ends. "While making this record, I found that child-like joyful to creating music again, which I'd been craving," she shares of her lushly layered, yet not overly ornate album.
Her joy in the process is evident on the lead track "5678!" "This song makes me super happy. I wrote it with my friend Katie Herzig - we decided to take on the challenge of writing a dance song. A couple of my sisters have mentioned that it reminds them of the music I used to make when I was ten years old, when I was just messing around and having fun with a 4-track cassette recorder. It made me so happy to hear them say that."
Stretching the gamut from sincere to playful, her high voltage electric pop inhabits a world of pure creativity where fragility and force are complementary, where indie rock accompanies heartfelt vulnerability.
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