Chapter is very excited to be working with Kath Bloom again, one of our all-time heroes, on her new album Pass Through Here, due out on February 6 on vinyl, CD and digital..
First track Criminal Side was just premiered on Popmatters (check out the Soundcloud stream below) and you can pre-order Pass Through Here on vinyl, CD or digital from our webstore and get Criminal Side as an instant download. You can also pre-order the album via iTunes or Bandcamp.
For Pass Through Here, Kath travelled far from her Connecticut home to record in California with a coterie of freewheeling West Coast folk rock types, including engineer Jeff Hassay and fellow performer Levi Strom. It’s a distinctive new sound for Kath, uplifted by floating synthesizers and disembodied choruses, while retaining the direct simplicity and power for which she is loved.
Songs are recorded in just a few takes, vocals are captured raw and honest, but the overall impression is as masterful as it is ramshackle. For Kath Bloom, music has never been about finesse but always about feeling. Pass Through Here is emotional, uplifting, haunting and heartwarming songwriting from a master of her craft.