CocoRosie quietly leaked the lead-off single from their latest album this morning. The limited download has already lapsed however, so we’ve provided it for your listening pleasure below. As is often the case with the Casady sisters, “Gravediggress” balances its laid-back loops and lullaby melodies with a creepy (political? social?) undercurrent that’s tough to crack. In this case, we’ve got a record sleeve that looks like a still from a performance art piece on Abu Ghraib, chased with a mournful accordion melody, beat-boxed rhythms and nail-dragging high notes.
Tales of a Grass Widow is due out May 28th. Details are slim beyond that, but you can follow the duo here for more info in the coming weeks.