The latest from NY psych/shoegaze rocker Shana Falana, Darkest Light (Arrowhawk Records) explores extreme contrasts and the process of conversion. From anthemic pop (“Go Higher”) into gutsy sludge rock (title track) and moments of elegant, minimalist beauty (“Come and Find Me”), Darkest Light is described by Falana as “druggy music by sober people.” In her 40s and owning it, the veteran of the San Francisco and Brooklyn experimental pop scenes finds themes of rebirth and empowerment in the darkest materials. Falana worked for the third time with producer D. James Goodwin (Kevin Morby, Wand) to craft a record of great sonic and thematic substance. Shana combines live looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with tribal drums and stunning visual projections. Her live experience has often been described as transcendental.
“Psychedelic dream pop dashed on the rocks of goth defiance” -Stereogum
The music of GRÜN WASSER is inspired by the juxtaposition of beauty and tragedy in the world. GRÜN WASSER stands in solidarity with all people who have been disenfranchised by the negligent powers of society.
Born and raised on the mean streets of the Mill Creek Valley, in Southeast Ohio, Fairmount Girls, started their musical journey as a girl-rock band. They tried some boys out but are now back to all girls.
Fairmount Girls like animals, playing music and living in the city.
Critical acclaim has led to the band showcasing their music at CMJ, NXNE, Ladyfest Dayton and Columbus, MPMF and countless opening slots including Guided By Voices, White Stripes, Deerhoof, ElfPower, Mates of State, Jonathon Richmond, Scrawl, Mo Tucker, Helium, Forget Cassettes, and Milagres.
Fairmount Girls released a 4 song EP in 2014, ‘Attack’. Recently the band has been locked in the studio perfecting their pop sensuality for a new release. Fairmount Girls are the official Fashion “Ambassadors” for the CEA’s [cincinnati entertainment awards] giving away their annual trophies, the Fairmount Girls Fashion Trashies.
Displayed on their piano are 2 CEA awards including one for Indie Artist of the Year.