New Music Monday: The Cabin Project

We feature new music from female-fronted bands every Monday. This week, check out the sweet sounds of The Cabin Project

Personally, I’m excited about any band that includes a performer who has a PhD in viola. In The Cabin Project, that’s viola player Rebekah Hanson, who makes up part of the three piece that also includes multi-instrumentalist Katie Sawicki and drummer/vocalist Zanny Geffel. The group combines its impressively educated string section with octave pedals and vocal harmonies to create music that’s both intimate and otherwordly. 

The group’s third album, Unfolded, will come out June 24. According to the group, it’s an album about “despair, loss, hope, freedom, heartache, justice and love.” The song we’re showcasing here, “Focus,” weaves those themes into its lyrics and sound. “Focus is really about the everyday of life after a breakup,” says Sawicki. “We used that repetition of sad to influence a more consistent and cohesive sound for the song, especially through the drums.”

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by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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