CocoRosie share protest track “Smoke ’em Out,” featuring ANOHNI
CocoRosie have shared a new song featuring friend, collaborator, and "fellow Future Feminist" ANOHNI. "Smoke 'em Out" was born from work on a new CocoRosie album, a followup to 2015's Heartache City, but shared early "as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times" in light of current events. Eerie imagery and noise from telephones punctuates repeated cries to burn down the house, all over protest-worthy repeated chants of "smoke 'em out." Listen to the new track, and read what Bianca and Sierra Casady have to say about it, below.
ANOHNI recently discussed her 2016 album HOPELESSNESS and transgender identity in a thought-provoking talk on Nomi Ruiz's Allegedly NYC Podcast:
Today we share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but “Smoke ‘em Out” begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, “Smoke ‘em Out” welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this unnatural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down. "The future is female" and a very necessary force to be reckoned with.
peace, Bianca & Sierra Casady