Snowbird is the creative and one-time romantic pairing of ex-Cocteau Twin Simon Raymonde and American singer and songwriter Stephanie Dosen. Having met when Dosen began work on her '07 album A Lily for the Spectre for Raymonde's Bella Union label, they decided, amid mutual admiration and affection, to expand their work together. The dreamy, ethereal music of Snowbird centers on Dosen's luminously expressive singing and elegant songs that radiate with a fairy tale charm and finely honed, resplendent melodies light enough to vanish into thin air. Thanks to Dosen's visa problems, debut album moon (February 4, Bella Union) began as a result of the duo's London-to-North-Carolina transatlantic digital swappings before completing the tracks together in various studios in the U.K. "We didn't survive as a couple," says Raymonde, "because perhaps in hindsight the only thing that really bound us together was music, but we are great friends, will always be so." Click through for "Porcelain" and videos.
Snowbird - "All Wishes Are Ghosts" (from moon)
Snowbird - "Porcelain" (from moon)