Montreal-based duo CO/NTRY are set to follow-up their 2014 record Failure with Cell Phone 1 via on Fantôme Records in April. Today, Indie88 is pleased to team up with CO/NTRY to deliver the Canadian premiere of their new single “Cash Out.”
The latest track from the underground duo perfectly sets expectations for Cell Phone 1, a record which promises loads of “post-punk electronics, boldness, and sensitivity.” “Cash Out” was realized when savant-folk bad boy Beaver Sheppard had an “intense moment where I did a strange mix of stuff.”
“I spent a year of my life opening a restaurant with these people. After being physically and mentally abused, I broke down and just quit after working 100 hours a week for half a year,” Sheppard told Indie88. “This guy gave me a drug that I never heard of before…I felt what I thought was the sensation of dying. All of the memories were just taken from my head, like someone was reaching down from above and pulling them out like stretching a big wad of glue…that went on for almost 10 minutes, then I thought I was dead. It was really warm, a soothing sensation, one of the most beautiful things I have ever experienced. I thought, if this is how it’s going to be, I’m ok with it.”
Listen to “Cash Out” below.
CO/NTRY is comprised of Sheppard and synth virtuoso David Whitten. The duo is set to tour the US throughout March including a showcase at SXSW.
17/03/08 – Monkey House – Winooski, VT – USA – w/ Burt Mulder
17/03/09 – Café Nine – New Haven, CT – USA – w/ Spectral Fang / Dr Martino
17/03/10 – AS220 – Providence, RI – USA – w/ Triangle Forest
17/03/11 – Venue TBC – North Hamptom, MA – USA
17/03/12 – Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA – USA – w/ Sports Coach
17/03/13 – Trans-Pecos – Brooklyn, NY – USA
17/03/17 – SXSW – Swan Dive – Pop Montreal Showcase – Austin, TX – USA – w/ Hoan + tbc
17/03/22 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – Canada – w/ Billy Moon + Fresh Snow + Whoop-zo
17/04/14 – Théâtre Fairmount- Album launch party – Montréal, QC – Canada