Beguiling folk duo Cicada Rhythm, consisting of Juilliard graduate Andrea DeMarcus and guitarist Dave Kirslis, will release their self-titled debut album on Oct. 30th, via Athens-based Normaltown Records.
Cicada Rhythm was recorded with producer Drew Vandenberg, whose credits include Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers and of Montreal. Tracked entirely on analog tape, part of the recording process took place in Mt. Zion Church in Sparta, Georgia, built in 1814.
Not only musical partners but romantic ones as well, DeMarcus claims that “We fell in love the weekend we recorded ‘Do Not Destroy,’ at Dave’s mamma’s house,” referring to one of the album’s songs. Nowadays, they live together in an old house in the Athens countryside, among their dogs and vinyl records. In advance of the album, they’ll be touring the Southeast during October, including performances on Oct. 10th at the North Georgia Folk Festival and Oct. 25th at the Macon Octoberfest.