Clare & the Reasons

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Clare and the Reasons
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Indie pop, folk
Years active 2005-present
Labels Frog Stand Records

Clare and the Reasons are an American, Brooklyn, New York based band, fronted by collaborators Clare Manchon and Olivier Manchon. Their debut album, The Movie, which included contributions from Van Dyke Parks and Sufjan Stevens, was released to much acclaim.[1] They released their second album, Arrow, on Frog Stand Records.[2] Arrow featured a guest appearance from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond.[3]

Clare and the Reasons spent two years touring around the world in support of their LP, The Movie. Arrow was recorded in a recording tent built in the Ditmas Park apartment of Clare and the Reasons’ neighbor, friend and engineer, Alex Venguer.[4]

In the midst of glowing reviews of both Arrow and live shows, Clare and the Reasons toured the US and Canada three times for Arrow with Van Dyke Parks, Vic Chesnutt and Nouvelle Vague.[5] They did an extensive euro tour in March 2010. The Reasons had many European festivals in the summer of 2010 (including Primavera Sound Festival[6] and Meltdown Festival in London) and another USA tour with Van Dyke Parks in the fall of 2010.[7] Claire and the Reasons' music has appeared on the show Arrested Development.[8] Clare has two songs in the French films, Jusqu'à toi, and Les Nuits de Sister Welsh.[9]


  • Clare Muldaur Manchon
  • Olivier Manchon
  • Bob Hart
  • Jon Cottle


  • The Movie (2007)
  • Arrow (2009)
This album includes a cover version of Genesis's "That's All"[10]
  • KR-51 (2012)


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2] Archived April 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Interview: Clare & The Reasons | Death and Taxes". 2009-12-01. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  4. ^ Studarus, Laura. "Clare and the Reasons: Playing with Time Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine". Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  5. ^ "Clare & the Reasons touring, played NYC w/ Nouvelle Vague - pics & 2010 dates (some w/ Van Dyke Parks)". 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Ola's Kool Kitchen on Radio 23 Clare and The Reasons Live Interview Primavera 2010 : DJ Ola : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  7. ^ "Van Dyke Parks & Clare & the Reasons playing Brooklyn (and other shows)". 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Clare & The Reasons - Band Reviews and Interviews by The Deli". 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  9. ^ [3] Archived April 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "The Age of Reasons | New York". DailyCandy. 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2013-11-03. 

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