Today Von Haze premieres a download of new track “Mother Mountain”, taken from their album Kar Dee Akk Ake which drops today on iTunes with physical due out 11.06 via Pendu Sound. Members Travis Caine & Katherine Kin recently returned to NYC after almost a year residency in London. This year’s CMJ marked the pair’s homecoming with several choice showcase + the record release right around the corner.
Mother Mountain // download
Prior to the project’s formation, Katherine was working in the fashion industry for the likes of Alice Roi & Marc Jacobs, & Travis was working as a woodworker and photo editor. Although they were always creatively active making music, their day jobs still held precedence. In 2009 they met Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas who later became their producer & they began recording their first music as Von Haze. Travis at that time also joined Death In Vegas as their touring guitarist. Fearless set them up to record in the famous Keyclub Recording Co., a former locksmith’s building turned music studio in Michigan where The Kills, Franz Ferdinand, & Cass McCombs have all recorded. They released a 7’’ in 2009 followed by an EP in 2010 which became the 1st release of the now influential indie label, Hippos In Tanks. It received praise from reviewers & had peers such as Blondes, CREEP, and White Car doing remixes for them.
Von Haze spent early part of last year recording Kar Dee Akk Ake at a secluded farm upstate in freezing weather conditions. For this collection the duo moved away from the washed-out shoegaze that permeates their earlier recordings into a realm of more restrained minimalist electronic sound all while retaining that sexy & drugged feeling that only they can deliver.