Aaron Roche - "Like Why I" video premiere via Stereogum
We are thrilled to officially welcome artist Aaron Roche to the figureight family. His beautiful album HaHa HuHu will be released in late summer 2017, digitally and on LP.
HaHa HuHu compiles and showcases Roche’s contrasting narratives: a singer-songwriter with an ear for the avant-garde; a contemporary composer who sings American folk music; an instrumentalist who works as a recording engineer.
The album’s wistful sensitivity and heartening playfulness reveal a songwriter both mature and confident, drawn to lo-fi and droning textures, to nonstandard song-crafting, to acutely personal observation. As a sideman, based in New York, Roche has played alongside R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, Sufjan Stevens and Anohni, but his own music is subtly, intelligently singular, distinct even from its influences and his peers.
HaHa HuHu can be pre-ordered via bandcamp shortly.