Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Casket Girls at The Demo

Looking for something do do Wednesday August 6?

Well even if you weren't now I have something you should do.
An awesome band will be in town, and you should definitely go check it out.

The Savannah-based band features Ryan Graveface (Graveface Records, Dreamend, Black Moth Super Rainbow) and sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene.

I have been listening to this a ton since I received it. It is dark, layered and dreamy.

[facebook page]

More info on the band:

So many pieces of Savannah, GA three-piece The Casket Girls seemed to happen by accident. From their beginning - when electronic sound-shaper Ryan Graveface found sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene under a tree in one of Savannah's many squares, playing Autoharp and singing bizarre songs - to the night they composed their sophomore album, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale, under circumstances that fall somewhere between séance and dream state, nearly everything about The Casket Girls seems to have been inspired by some kind of spooky happenstance.

Phaedra and Elsa had filled the disc with lilting, almost whimsical melodies about chemical hazes and love gone sour like a couple of fucked up Shangri-las, to which Graveface added a bevy of grinding, multi-dimensional psych-rock keys that will be familiar to anyone with a Graveface LP in their collection.

Listen to a couple songs:


[and here]

Don't trust me? Then here is what people who do this shit for a living say:

"The Casket Girls sound like homespun electronic kindred spirits to School of Seven Bells, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Au Revoir Simone, and other dream-pop groups centered around swirling sisterly vocals." - SPIN

"The Casket Girls' brand of goth pop is definitely dark, but it's a perfect mixture of doom and optimism that keeps you hanging on every word." - Bust

"creepy cool - emphasis on creepy" - The Washington Post

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