Free Cake For Every Creature’s newest tape Moving Songs opens with the short, bittersweet “Take On Me.” In just a minute’s time, Katie Bennett’s diaristic songwriting packs in a reference to cartoonist Lynda Barry, an end that turns the melody of a-Ha’s song of the same name into a twee lullaby, and contains a statement that could sum up Bennett’s whole release: “But for now, I’m not sure what I’m doing/ All I know is that I got to keep on movin’.” The video for the track retains the same attention to small detail. Shot on a camcorder shown through a fuzzy CRT television, we see the empty room referenced in the first line, follow Bennett as she reads a book, ties her shoes. She goes outside to spray paint some circles, which turns into a hat that she wears. It’s a charmingly small video — watch below.
Tour Dates (w/ I Tried To Run Away When I Was 6):
07/13 Anacortes, WA @ Anacortes Music Channel
07/14 Bellingham, WA @ Affirmation Palace
07/15 Vancouver, BC @Trout Lake Park (w/ Rose Melberg and ok vancouver ok)
07/16 Seattle, WA @ Magic Lanes
07/17 Olympia, WA @ The Track House
07/18 Portland, OR @ ESB House (w/ Golden Hour, sorry not sorry)
07/20 Arcata, CA @ The Farmhouse
07/21 Oakland, CA @ EM Wolfman Books (w/ Watercolor Paintings, Stephen Steinbrink and Try The Pie)
07/22 San Jose, CA @ Chromatic Coffee
07/23 Santa Barbara, CA @ 5, 4, 3, 2…. fun!
07/24 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
07/25 San Diego, CA @ The Porch (w/ KIDS)
Moving Songs is out now via Double Double Whammy.