Get Stuck In Banny Grove’s Sunny, Surreal “Cheese Dream”

Get Stuck In Banny Grove’s Sunny, Surreal “Cheese Dream”

Banny Grove waltzed onto the scene last year with the debut Who Is She?, a pop album that blends moving balladry with positivity and well-placed schmaltz. She’s the glam, cartoonish alterego of Rabbit Rabbit’s Louise Chicoine, accompanied by Peter Nichols of Grape Room, and together they put on an act with big dramatic energy. For Banny Grove, no subject matter is too small for fascination, and even the cheese dream gets its deserved airtime. In the video for “Cheese Dream,” directed by Philip Steiger of Nancy Shirley, a petticoated Banny Grove engulfed in strings of cheese grapples with the “spongey mess” of a nightmare that’s left her tossing and turning. Over punchy entwined guitar and synth lines, her refrain of “Don’t tell me, don’t tell me everything will be OK!” is almost real and desperate enough to wake us. The dreamy visuals reel us back in, though—fields of trees and flowers and the spinning sight of the duo in a sunlit river. This is a good primer for their imaginative live set, and Banny Grove will be touring the US celebrating “Life’s Wonders” throughout April and May. See their dates below.

04/03 - Los Angeles, CA -The Hi Hat
04/07 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space
04/08 - Albuqurque, NM - Small Engine Gallery
04/09 - Denton, TX - House on Locust
04/10 - Austin, TX - Volstead
04/11 - New Orleans, LA - H*[_secret_]*ter
04/12 - Memphis, TN - Rickie's Birthday Party
04/13 - Nashville, TN - Charlie Bob's
04/14 - Atlanta, GA - The Sewing Room
04/15 - Athens, GA - Go Bar
04/16 - Macon, GA - Fresh Produce Music Hall
04/17 - Savannah, GA - Q*[redacted]
04/18 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
04/19 - Harrisonburg, VA - Little Grill
04/20 - Baltimore, MD - Loners' Club
04/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits
04/22 - New York, NY
04/23 - New York, NY - San Damiano Mission
04/24 - Turners Fall, MA - Brick House
04/25 - Northampton, MA - TBA
04/27 - Worcester, MA - Firehouse
04/28 - Portland, ME - TBA
04/29 - Boston, ME - Teachers' Lounge
04/30 - Burlington, VT - TBA
05/01 - Montreal, QC - Drones
05/02 - Buffalo, NY - Sugar City
05/03 - Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
05/04 - Oberlin, OH - house show
05/05 - Columbus, OH - The Summit
05/06 - Chicago, IL - Situations
05/07 - Rock Island, IL - Rozz Tox
05/08 - Madison, WI - [residential]
05/09 - Minneapolis, MI - Kitty Cat Klub
05/10 - Lincoln, NE - Tree House
05/11 - Denver, CO - The Meadowlark
05/12 - Provo, UT - [residential]
05/13 - Boise, ID - TBA
05/14 - Seattle, WA - TBA
05/15 - Olympia, WA - TBA
05/16 - Portland, OR - TBA
05/18 - Oakland, CA - TBA
05/19 - Santa Barbara, CA - TBA

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