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Plume Varia

Shon Cobbs




Plume Varia and David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) announce the release of their debut album, Fact | Fiction





Denver, Colorado – Plume Varia, the Denver CO based Lush Pop duo are thrilled to announce the release of their debut album, Fact | Fiction, available 07/07/17. 


Fact | Fiction was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, TX in March of 2016. This album was produced by David J (of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets) and features special appearances by David J,  Diego López de Arcaute (of Juana Molina, MOT ROS) and Josh Freese (of Nine Inch Nails, Devo, Sublime with Rome, The Vandals, The Replacements, etc).


A husband and wife duo, Shon and Cherie Rae Cobbs started the project in 2013 when they discovered how well Cherie’s lilting and melodic songwriting paired with Shon’s atmospheric and brooding production.  The couple met David J in 2015 when Shon interviewed him for his podcast.  A lifelong Bauhaus fan, Shon saw working with David as a once in a lifetime opportunity.  After sharing their music with him, David enthusiastically agreed to produce their debut album.  The trio settled on the famous Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas (Beach House, Swans, Policia, Ministry, Karen O, etc) as their chosen studio and spent 2 weeks in the spring of 2016 tracking and mixing the record.


With influences ranging from Prince, Anita Baker and Pink Floyd, to Fleetwood Mac, Bauhaus, Beach House and Pete Rock; Plume Varia has drawn comparisons to The XX, Chelsea Wolfe, Wye Oak, Mazzy Star, Beach House, Lana Del Rey and Portishead. Their songs are balanced compositions of thoughtful lyricism, soulful melody and heavy, dark production.


Fact | Fiction is a concept album that explores the lines between fantasy and reality.  Side A was inspired by true events, locations, and people while side B draws inspiration from works of fiction.  The record explores themes of love, loss, life, death, and how the lines between truth and lies, fact and fiction are so often blurred and fleeting.


The release will be celebrated with an intimate show on 07/07/17 at Syntax Physic Opera in Denver Colorado.  Joining them for the night will be Shady Elders (also from Denver) and David J. 

David J will be joining Plume Varia on stage for both their performance as well as closing out the night with a very special DJ set.


Fact | Fiction will be available on all streaming platforms, download, CD, and vinyl on Friday July 07th, 2017.

Links to preorder the album and buy tickets to the show can be found at Plume Varia’s official website: