KAYE (AKA CHARLENE KAYE OF SAN FERMIN) ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR
AND SHARES NEW BRITNEY SPEARS COVER
Debut EP ?Honey? Out Now
KAYE today announced a fall tour and premiered a new cover of Britney Spears? ?Oops!… I Did It Again? following the release of her acclaimed debut solo EP ?Honey,? which earned praise from NPR Weekend Edition, Stereogum, NYLON, Billboard, ELLE.com, and more. Earlier this week, she also penned an op-ed for The Talkhouse about her experience as an Asian American in the music industry (LINK). Her fall tour, which kicks off this Friday Oct. 7th with a headlining show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, includes dates in Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and more (full schedule below). ?For ticket information, click onto http://kayeofficial.com/
The ‘Honey’ EP is out now worldwide via Votiv: http://smarturl.it/KAYEHoney
The “Honey” official video — a shot-for-shot recreation of Spike Jonze’s 1994 music video for Weezer’s “The Sweater Song” that premiered viaThe AV Club – can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/DY5Bak
?The ?UUU? official video that premiered via ELLE.com can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/8MPj4b
?The ‘Honey’ EP– demoed on KAYE’s laptop while on tours with San Fermin — is a five-song introduction to the next phase in her evolution as a songwriter and powerhouse singer. The EP is a palette of polarities, reflecting the taste of a musician who was once equally as obsessed with Destiny’s Child as she was with Nine Inch Nails. “Honey? is a fierce self-love anthem featuring scuzzy guitars and doo-wop harmonies, while “UUU” employs grunge bass flecked with the skittery percussion of 80s-era Janet Jackson. Standout opener “Armies” features KAYE’s acrobatic voice detailing manipulative emotional warfare as cause of a crumbling relationship. There are worlds to explore within each song, and it’s only the beginning.
?KAYE Tour Dates:
10/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
11/28 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
11/30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry^
12/01 – Albany, NY @ Lucky Strike Social^
12/02 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison*
12/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement*
?^ with The Moth and the Flame and 888
* with The Moth and the Flame
“Impressive? – Billboard
?She sings beautifully.. [her] varying sensibilities combine wonderfully? grungy bass, the ?80s dance pop of Paula Abdul, and intricate percussion.? – Stereogum
“One of the finest examples of indie pop” – Consequence of Sound
?[?Honey?] infuses her infectious pop sound with glam, indie, dance, and R&B, layering it all together with introspective lyrics.? – She Shreds
“Straight up awesome pop? great music and a wonderful vocal performance.” – Ghettoblaster
Apple Music?s ?Best of the Week?
Spotify?s ?New Music Friday?
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, KAYE spent her childhood all over the globe, relocating to Singapore, Hong Kong, Arizona and Michigan all before she turned 18. Growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix, she became a full-fledged music obsessive, playing classical piano and teaching herself punk songs on her mother’s nylon string guitar. Upon moving to New York, KAYE began playing bass and guitar in a few groups, where a mutual friend connected her with San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone. Impressed, Ludwig-Leone invited her to be San Fermin’s new lead female vocalist as part of a European tour, leading to a long-term relationship, including a collaboration on their most recent album, ‘Jackrabbit’ (Downtown).
As frontwoman, Charlene Kaye has played network television, major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and many sold-out shows. Tours with St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, and alt-J, among others, have earned her rave reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and more.
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