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About Du Blonde
Du Blonde's swaggering rock began when ethereal folk-pop singer/songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton felt creatively blocked while recording the follow-up to her eclectic 2012 debut Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose. After breaking up with her band the Hooves of Destiny and scrapping an album's worth of material, she spent some time in Los Angeles writing new songs that felt truer to the music she wanted to make. Working with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos as producer, she recorded Du Blonde's first album Welcome Back to Milk, which featured a collaboration with Future Islands' Samuel T. Herring and was released in May 2015.
Following the tour for the album, Houghton embarked on several projects that included her comic book series Butt Hurt and directing and animating music videos for artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ezra Furman and LUMP. After seeking help for her lifelong issues with anxiety and depression in early 2018, she began work on the second Du Blonde album. Recording in Oakland, CA and London, Houghton took on production duties and played most of the instruments, working with bassist Jorgen Jorgenson Briggs and drummer Sam Durkes to round out the album's sound. The unflinching results, Lung Bread for Daddy, arrived on Moshi Moshi in February 2019. ~ Heather Phares
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