Raw Geronimo's debut 7" single
FAUSTINE / MAGNETIC LOVE
Citing obscenely vast influences from the smashing of rocks to Paganini violin solos, Los Angeles' Raw Geronimo describes their sound as jungle-punk-soul- surf-goth-avant-pop-wildness. Equally channeling the sweetness of Ronnie Spector and magnetic intensity of Siouxsie, Raw Geronimo is the brainchild of multi instrumentalist/singer Laena Geronimo.
Since forming the band in early 2011, (with members of Amanda Jo Williams, The Black Apples, Cactus Pricks, Swahili Blonde, Dante Vs Zombies, and Facts On File) the group has quickly built a reputation for their mesmerizing live tribal séance and high-energy performances.
The driving "Faustine" showcases Laena's enormous talent skirting the lines of Television's moody post-punk and the percussive build of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill". The b-side "Magnetic Love" slows things down with it's soulfully hypnotic Twin Peaks atmosphere before climaxing into a noisy swell .
A very promising first taste, these songs offer a great introduction to a band that will no doubt be one to watch in 2012.
Laena Geronimo >>> sing song and dance
Andrew Scarborough >>> lead guitar and backing vocals
Shannon Lay >> rhythm guitar, keys, and backing vocals
Michael Rudes >>> drums
Lauren Fay >>> percussion
Tim Or >>> bass
The Faustine 7" is currently available via Neurotic Yell as a digital download and on limited edition aqua vinyl + 11x17 full color fold out poster + free download with bonus track Van Gogh Baby.
released November 21, 2011
Written by Laena Geronimo
Laena Geronimo /// bass, guitar, percussion, drums, vocals
Bonnie Bloomgarden /// organ
Nicole Turley /// drum kit accents
Recorded by N. Turley at The Room Next Door
MAGNETIC LOVE >>>
Written, performed, recorded by Laena Geronimo
Purring by Foot-Foot, the cat
All songs Mixed/Produced by Laena Geronimo & N. Turley
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Album Art by Gina Clyne
Original Artwork by Elon Etzioni
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