Drawing from post-punk, shoegaze, dream pop and darkwave, C'est la Mort excavate corners of prized record collections and secret alternate histories to create an atmospheric and angular dream-pop soundscape. Dark and driving, they take cues from 4AD, the Chameleons, Cocteau Twins, Lush, Blonde Redhead, Colin Newman, and the Comsat Angels.
After weathering multiple line ups (some bordering on the Spinal Tap-esque: one drummer left because of narcolepsy; another moved to Belgium to work for the DEA), C'est la Mort released their debut album, Empty Words Fill Lonely Spaces, in fall 2010, recorded by Scott Colburn (Arcade Fire, Sun City Girls, Animal Collective). Limited copies included a bonus remix CD.
C'est la Mort's cover of the Smiths' Girl Afraid was recorded (with Erik Blood) especially for a limited edition 7" (split with Toronto's Stars) for American Laundromat's "Please Please Please" tribute.
Kim House (bass + vocals)
Geoff Cox (guitars + effects)
Stephen Jones (guitars + vocals)
Garrett Croxon (drums)
Empty Words Fill Lonely Spaces (2010)
In the Soft Focus Light of I Love You (Remixes) (2010) limited edition remix album, released in conjunction with "Empty Words"
"The Sight of You" on The Language of Flowers: Tribute to the Pale Saints compilation (Brazil, Winter 2015)
"Girl Afraid" on Please Please Please: A Tribute to the Smiths compilation (USA, Fall 2011)
"Paper Ships" on Rock Back for Japan vol. 6 benefit compilation (USA, 2011)
"Paper Ships" (early version) on Infectious Unease (Australia, 2010)
"No Time to Say Goodbye" on Smoke and Spotlight, vol. 3 (Germany, 2008)
"Among the Ruins" on Crawling Tunes magazine and compilation (Germany, 2008)
"Collapse" & "Ashes, Ashes" on Strength In Numbers compilation (USA, 2006).
Featured on Les Inrocktables podcast (French music magazine), airplay on: KEXP (Seattle), CHIRP Radio (Chicago), Radio Flora (Germany), Radio Leinehertz (Germany), Infectious Unease (Australia), On the Edge (KNHC, Seattle).
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Esteemed alumni: Kirstin Norton, Karyn Gold, Jim Biggs, Phil Petrocelli, J. van Winkle, Machell Collier, Greg Forschler