DRINKS - Hippo Lite LP
Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley formed an inspired, unlikely union in 2015, when they branded themselves DRINKS and released an idiosyncratic album called Hermits on Holiday. Now, the duo is back for a brand new album, Hippo Lite, which they apparently recorded in between swimming in rivers and watching and rewatching the original Jurassic Park trilogy. It’s due out via Drag City on April 20th. The LP is named for Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, the hamlet in southern France where the duo spent a month recording the album in an old stone mill. That idyllic setting has given way to the quirky, funky “Real Outside”, the album’s first single. Le Bon’s voice sprawls across looping, tip-toeing plucks and squeals that wouldn’t be out of place in stop motion.