Sunday, February 4, 2018
CAPE FRANCIS ANNOUNCES FIRST US TOUR & VINYL REISSUE
"[Cape Francis is] making transformative music rooted in the sublime. This is going to be fun." - Nylon
" A revelation, mixing sharp-eyed storytelling with stripped-back production and lingering vocal melodies." - Idolator
"'Olly' could fit effortlessly into a soundtrack to an indie coming-of-age tale; even better than the songwriting is the infectious bass lines and irresistible percussion, which serve to give the tune a great build." - Earmilk
New York's Cape Francis have just announced a spring tour surrounding their SXSW dates in March, kicking off on March 6 in Washington DC at the Songbyrd, and concluding at Donatos in Columbus, OH on March 21. This marks the very first tour for the band.
Additionally, Cape Francis has announced a vinyl reissue of their debut record Falling Into Pieces
The band's first single "Olly" took off once it hit streaming services last year gaining in excess of 1.5 millions streams on Spotify alone.
Cape Francis is the solo project of Kevin Olken Henthorn, former singer/songwriter of Stone Cold Fox. After the break up of a band that worked heavily in traditional pop structures and production, Henthorn started the new project as a way to break form and reconnect to a natural flow of instrumentation and storytelling.
Henthorn started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He studied music with teachers ranging from classical to blues to metal, but by the time he was 15 he decided to commit solely to writing his own material. For Henthorn, writing was a way to learn and push his fundamentals and discovery became intrinsic to each new piece he wrote.
Cape Francis was meant as a way to return to that mentality, to re-approach a relationship with an instrument after years of feeling stuck in indie rock power-chords. The outcome is a new sound for Henthorn. It is centered around finger picked electric guitar, and surrounded by simple arrangements of percussion and synthesizers, Cape Francis pulls from folk and modern influences alike to bring the listener to a feel good place where familiarity and discovery are both at the forefront. His forthcoming debut LP Falling Into Pieces, due out on Sleep Well Records, examines the themes of closure, identify and moving past failure through these lenses.
3/6 // Songbyrd // Washington, DC
3/10 // Savannah Stopover Festival // El Rocko Lounge // Savannah, GA
3/14 - 3/17 // SXSW // Austin, TX
3/18 // Deep Ellum Art Co // Dallas, TX
3/19 // Growlers // Memphis, TN
3/20 // The End // Nashville, TN
3/21 // Big Room Bar // Columbus, OH