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Cate Le Bon — Are You With Me Now?
Album: Mug Museum
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6.5

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Total ratings: 1005









Released: 2013
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Oh, the sinking spell
Caught at tiny heels
Pinned a notice to posts
And then crawled in my mouth

There is a feeling I love
Buried in my brow
I have no reason to run
I see no reason!

Are you with me now? Ah?
Are you with me now? Ah?

It's not impossible
It's not unfathomable
It's not unusual, baby
To feel a shadow unkind

There is a feeling I love
Buried in my brow
I have no reason to run
I see no reason!

Are you with me now? Ah?
Are you with me now? Ah?

As she knows me now (Ah!)
As she knows me now (Ah!)
As she knows me now (Ah!)
As she knows me...

Are you with me now? Ah?
Are you with me now? Ah?
Are you with me now? Ah?
Are you with me now? Ah?
Are you with me now? Ah?
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Really like the progression of notes on guitar as they weave through. Reminds of St. Vincent somehow, though unique in her own way. 
Velvet underground, I presume-
Live on KCRW version is the best for this song tho
 ScottishWillie wrote:

Kinda kooky, kinda fun!


Hard to argue with that comment  
Think it's why I like it too!!
 lgonzale803 wrote:

  Aldous Harding is with her now



That's who I first thought it was! Had to come and look. 
I first mistook her for the wonderful Aldous Harding from New Zealand, but in any case, sounds great!
Hübsch schräg 
At first i thought this was 1960s singer Neco.   Very close resemblance in voice.
 mjaded wrote:

This tune is all up in my head, I dig it!  Thanks Bill!



In my head too...all the time. This tune is an ear worm in a great way.
A tune of such lo-fi simplicity and charm. If you like is, try some Aldous Harding.
This tune is all up in my head, I dig it!  Thanks Bill!
 akboognish wrote:



Second time you mentioned that, so it must be a strong association for you.

But I'll go with the VU/Nico comparison as being more apt.

John McCrea is not in the same league as a singer as Cate Le Bon. And the lyrics of this one song, as simple as they are, are more profound and interesting than anything Cake has ever coughed up.


No, lyrically there is little comparison.  It was more a comment on the instrumentation and arrangement and just the "feeling" of the song.  I'm really no closer to putting my finger on what it is today than I was then..
She is a doll and I love this little ditty.
I gotta say I'm hearing her channeling Aldous Harding in this song.
 Steve wrote:

She sounds like the offspring of Tiny Tim and Judy Tenuta.


But in a good way!

She sounds like the offspring of Tiny Tim and Judy Tenuta.
 BeanCrusher wrote:

Something very Cake-like in this to my ear.  Not a bad thing at all.




Second time you mentioned that, so it must be a strong association for you.

But I'll go with the VU/Nico comparison as being more apt.

John McCrea is not in the same league as a singer as Cate Le Bon. And the lyrics of this one song, as simple as they are, are more profound and interesting than anything Cake has ever coughed up.
Something very Cake-like in this to my ear.  Not a bad thing at all.
First time hearing this and really liking it.  Solid 7 for now.  Thanks for introducing this artist to me, RP!
 bseib wrote:

Love the oddball meter on this song! 4 + 2 + 4 + 4



Funny, I feel it in half time as 3 + 4
AHHHHHHHHH! I love this song so much!!! It's so special!
Wow.  What a treat.
Rather exceptional.
Hearing some Big Thief.

My years of being a 'tone knob' in the pro-audio department of a music store, I was a bit leery about the thin-toned and repeated guitar riff.

After a few listens, I can now say that it works and I allow it to continue in the playlist. 
Quirky. I start with an 8.
All of Cate Le Bon's stuff I've heard so far seems to be pretty good.  Creative, quirky, and at its core still good rock and roll.
Nope. Not with you on this one. 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I don’t understand why I like this? However, as I’ve got older, I’ve got better at not overthinking things. Sometimes it's better to just accept your feeling without justifying them, particularly to yourself.



Well put. And this sounds original. Unexpected.  It's got a beat and you can dance to it. 
Dieser Song ist grossartig! ....Natürlich, im bin ein Velvet Underground Fan. Aber hier geht es um den Geist der Musik, nicht um die Kopie.
quirky and its growing on me… there is something magical about her vocal tune against the guitar. perfect discordage
 bseib wrote:

Love the oddball meter on this song! 4 + 2 + 4 + 4


Yes, that's pretty cool - quirky time but it works well.
 coloradojohn wrote:

I love the playful, jangly musings on the guitars, and how she does such a great job of mirroring them with her sweet lilting voice!  What a treat to hear this!



Yes, yes, and yes! :)
I love this song. great tune and vocals arrangements
Ty RP for the great music 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I don’t understand why I like this? However, as I’ve got older, I’ve got better at not overthinking things. Sometimes it's better to just accept your feeling without justifying them, particularly to yourself.



It's the same appeal as Velvet Underground and Nico. Great that you can still produce such music.
There is something Cake-like in the instrumental...  Can't quite put my finger on it...
I love the playful, jangly musings on the guitars, and how she does such a great job of mirroring them with her sweet lilting voice!  What a treat to hear this!
This is very nice indeed. All the pieces come together. Sweet vocalisations. 
Sounds it could have been made in the 60s. 
Thanks R & B :)
I'm not sure why I love this so much, but I do. Sometimes the attraction is difficult to explain.
Delightfully quirky 🤔
I am really digging this!
 jp33442 wrote:

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big fan of your work
Love the oddball meter on this song! 4 + 2 + 4 + 4
We should all teach our kids that drawing outside the lines is okay....express yourself...find joy in that...find joy in expression, it sounds like this...
  Aldous Harding is with her now
 burbman wrote:


I really liked that song

Me too
ok - second time hearing - didn’t like it at first, now a 7. it’s growing on me…
 burbman wrote:


I really liked that song

So do i
Kinda like her - St. Vincent-esque.

She has a newish song Remembering Me, which I think is top notch 👍
I don’t understand why I like this? However, as I’ve got older, I’ve got better at not overthinking things. Sometimes it's better to just accept your feeling without justifying them, particularly to yourself.
Kinda kooky, kinda fun!
kind of strange song , in a good way.
I'm giving it a 9. Are you with me now? 
 jp33442 wrote:

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I really liked that song
me likee
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