“…impressively educated string section with octave pedals and vocal harmonies to create music that’s both intimate and otherwordly.” – Bitch Magazine
The Cabin Project will be releasing its fourth full-length album called Decenter, on January 31, 2019. The album release party is at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR with Camp Crush and special guest. The album embodies the musical interplay of this four women powerhouse, resulting in forty minutes of politics, passion, and nostalgia.
The Cabin Project is a Portland, OR based orchestral rock band whose sound stems from haunting choruses, two-part harmonies, pedals, synths and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Warpaint and Bon Iver. Born in an attic “cabin” studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki sought out musicians to collaborate with, leading her to musical partner Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion. Newest members, Jean Mastaler and Kelly Clifton create the band’s strings and bass section.
The Cabin Project’s newest album, Decenter, emerged out of shifting political times and an urgency to call upon the complicated stories weave our lives together. It was also created after the quartet’s first full year together, resulting in a new level of arrangement. It was recorded by engineer Josh Powell of The Map Room Studio in Portland, Oregon, and mastered by acclaimed NYC based Sarah Register.
Best described by Tucson weekly…The Cabin Project is “A sonic reflection of watching a Southern winter unfold through a smudged window at a Greyhound bus station, the music is intimate and subtle and warm. It reveals melodic sparseness of Leonard Cohen and post-Low creep. And like Cohen, The Cabin Project has a lonesome sound, but not so much to make you feel all alone.”