I first saw Rio en Medio perform live in the early Spring of 2007, where she was opening for Vetiver at Southpaw in Brooklyn. Not only had I never heard her perform live, I had never heard any of her music, period. The night was frigid. Inside, warm and woozy, I stood amongst Brooklyn’s hipster elite waiting to hear Danielle Stech-Homsy. As she and her band took the stage and performed their first musical mosaic, I was equally frozen as I had been in the will-call line outside the door. My shoes were glued to the floor, my jaw somewhere alongside them. My thoughts leaped in all directions but were instantly cradled and comforted by the ethereal atmospherics of a plaintive ukulele.
Well, time has passed and the world has certainly changed. With her debut LP The Bride of Dynamite behind her, Rio en Medio just announced the title of her new album and has released a new song for us to enjoy! Frontier will be released by Manimal Vinyl Records this September…but until then, enjoy “Fall Up.”
[download] “Fall Up” from Frontier