Cate Le Bon Debuts Video For “Moderation”

Cate Le Bon Debuts Video For “Moderation.” The track is off the singer/songwriter's LP Pompeii, Out February 4, 2022 via Mexican Summer
Cate Le Bon Debuts Video For “Moderation"

Cate Le Bon presents a new single/video, “Moderation.” The track is off the off the singer/songwriter’s LP Pompeii, out February 4, 2022 on Mexican Summer. lead single, “Running Away;” a tale exquisite in nature but ultimately doomed, escapism lives as a foil to the outside world. Pompeii’s audacious tribute to memory, compassion, and mortal salience is here to stay. Le Bon says “Moderation” is “a nod to the daily dilemma of trying to curb inherited and novel habits, when you want to eat the moon, and an essay written by the architect Lina Bo Bardi in 1958 that continues to kick hard.” The video was directed by Juliana and Nicola Giraffe of Giraffe Studios and filmed through a window of Bo Bardi’s.

Pompeii is Le Bon’s sixth studio album, and the follow-up to 2019’s Reward. Written primarily on bass, Le Bon plays every instrument (except drums and saxophones) and recorded the album largely by herself with long-term collaborator and co-producer Samur Khouja in Cardiff, Wales. Enforced time and space pushed boundaries, leading to an even more extreme version of Le Bon’s studio process – as exits were sealed, she granted herself “permission to annihilate identity.” A global pandemic plus climate emergency’s colliding eco-traumas resonate all too eerily. “What would be your last gesture?” she asks. But Pompeii reaches past the current crises to tap into what Le Bon calls “an economy of time warp” where life roils, bubbles, wrinkles, melts, hardens, and reconfigures unpredictably, like lava—or sound, rather.

Over the past few years, Le Bon has emerged as a sought-after collaborator, producing albums for Deerhunter, John Grant, Devendra Banhart and more. In 2019, she joined John Cale for a three-night live stretch in Paris, and this year, she guests on Courtney Barnett‘s just released album. As Bradford Cox aptly notes, “there are artists who look inwards or outwards, and then there are the very rare ones who transcend either location.”

Cate Le Bon 2022
Tour Dates

Sun. Feb. 6 – Woodstock, NY @ Colony
Tue. Feb. 8 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Wed. Feb. 9 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Feb. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
Mon. Feb. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Wed. Feb. 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Thu. Feb. 17 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Sat. Feb. 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sun. Feb. 20 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ The Rock / SLO Brew Music Hall
Thu. Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. Feb. 26 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy’s
Mon. March 14 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms
Tue. March 15 – London, UK @ Hackney Empire
Wed. March 16 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Thu. March 17 – Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union
Fri. March 18 – Belfast, IE @ Empire Music Hall
Sat. March 19 – Dublin, IE @ The National Concert Hall
Mon. March 21 – Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
Tue. March 22 – Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
Wed. March 23 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
Mon. March 28 – Lille, FR @ L’Aeronef
Tue. March 29 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
Thu. March 31 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
Fri. April 1 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Sat. April 2 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
Sun. April 3 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Tue. April 5 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
Wed. April 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
Thu. April 7 – Hus 7 / Slaktkyrkan @ Stockholm, SE
Fri. April 8 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatre
Sat. April 9 – Copenhagen, DK @ Small Vega
Mon. April 11 – Brussels, BE @ AB Box
Tue. April 12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso

Pre-order Pompeii by Cate Le Bon HERE