CocoRosie @ Terminal 5 in June (more by Zachary Alex Stern)

For me Cocorosie's new album Grey Oceans is perhaps the most important new music coming out of the US this year. It is no surprise that as the sea turns black in the gulf with no end in sight in the midst of the biggest ecological disaster in US history, CocoRosie are the only ones to hit the zeitgeist with an album filled with psychic omniscience, entitled "Grey Oceans." And yet it seems to be the album the indie US press doesn't want to talk about. Bianca and Sierra Casady paints pictures of lost children across a broken land, feral, elemental spirits who roam the dreamscapes of our world, naming perpetrators, painting their memories, recovering and reclaiming power. They are unafraid to manifest their vision that the application of magical creativity could be a balm for aching souls in a struggling world. They take risks that no other artists in the scene dare to, and the (predominantly white hetero male) music press punishes them for it. In the artistic community, CocoRosie are treasured. Their costumes and visual aesthetics are a vital part of their expression, revealing further illustration of their ideas and their inspirations and creating a striking format for the shamanistic shapeshifting that occurs in their live performances (in some ways they are the feminist branch of a voyage that Animal Collective in their boyish and heralded way have undertaken in parallel) and yet as women Cocorosie are dismissed because their visual presentation frustrates many male writers' abilities to sexualize them. Who are you assigning to think on your behalf? [Antony Hegarty via Stereogum on CocoRosie]

CocoRosie will be playing a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday, September 15th. Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon.

Around the same time in 2009, the sisters played Highline Ballroom, and earlier this year they brought their new album, Grey Oceans, to Terminal 5. The new Brooklyn show is part of Cocorosie's upcoming North American fall tour. Before then, they're in China in August - and after, they're in Europe.

All tour dates are below...

CocoRosie - 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 01 zhang bei inmusic festival Zhang Bei, CHINA
Aug 04 Mao Shang Hai Shang Hai, CHINA
Aug 05 Yu Gong Yi Shan Bei Jing, CHINA
Sep 15 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Sep 16 Pearl Street Northampton, MA
Sep 17 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
Sep 18 Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
Sep 20 Cat's Cradle Chapel Hill, NC
Sep 21 Variety Theater Atlanta, GA
Sep 23 State Theater St. Peterburg, FL
Sep 24 Revolution Miami, FL
Sep 25 Social Orlando, FL
Sep 26 Downunder Tallahassee, FL
Sep 27 Republik New Orleans, LA
Sep 28 Fitzgeralds Houston, TX
Sep 29 Granada Dallas, TX
Sep 30 Emo's Austin, TX
Oct 02 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
Oct 03 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ
Oct 05 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA
Oct 06 Henry Fonda Los Angeles, CA
Oct 08 Teatro Degollado Guadalajara, Guadalajar, MEXICO
Oct 09 Teatro De La Ciudad Mexico City, Mexico Cit, MEXICO
Oct 29 Rote Fabrik zurich, SWITZERLAND
Oct 30 Tonhuisen antwerpen, BELGIUM
Oct 31 Centre Culturel La Passerelle Metz, france, FRANCE
Nov 01 Melkweg Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Nov 02 La Laiterie Strasbourg, Alsace, FRANCE
Nov 03 Fri Son Fribourg, SWITZERLAND
Nov 04 Gloria Cologne, Nordrhein-, GERMANY
Nov 05 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, GERMANY
Nov 06 Reithalle Dresden, GERMANY
Nov 07 Muffathalle Munich, GERMANY