The sense of creating art that can spirit you away somewhere else entirely is something that most definitely also informs the self-titled debut album from Brooklyn, NY based band ERAAS. In 2011, the band's founding members, Robert Toher and Austin Stawiarz, both ex-members of New England-based project APSE, were gravitating more towards ritualistic and darker themes not fully explored in their previous incarnation.
There are multiple artists with this name: Fun is a noise rock band from Helsinki, Finland since 2001. Their influences range from bands like The Jesus Lizard, Sonic Youth and Dead Kennedys to Butthole Surfers and the words of writer Charles Bukowski. So far they have released three albums titled "Fun EP" (2002), "Szklarska Poreba" (2004) and "Zu-pa!" (2007). A new album will be recorded in 2009. FUN is a Philadelphia based noise band.
Gothic rockers Solemn Novena formed in early 2006, with a mission of creating guitar orientated Gothic Rock, no techno bleepy influences or metal posturing for these guys, oh no. This had to be straight down the middle goth, just like the 90’s had never happened. Or this century either. Sick of going to ‘gothic’ nightclubs and spending the nights looking moody in the corners, secretly wishing they’d play 'Serpent’s Kiss' (so they could display the light bulb changing and apple picking dance moves...
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Sandcastle is a one-person project founded by Elena Andersson as a side project of her first neoclassical/darkwave music experiment called Gothic Lethargy that has existed since 1997. The music style of Sandcastle can be defined as goth/etherial/darkwave/soundtrack. The name of the project is borrowed from the title of Iris Murdoch's novel "The Sandcastle". 2) Sandcastle is a garage rock band from Melbourne, Australia.
Cult of Youth is a Neofolk band hailing from Brooklyn, NY. The band delivers their own style of ominous folk with martial industrial flourishes and the vindicative spirit of raw punk to keep the blood pumping.
Boyd Rice (born 1957) is an American experimental sound artist, archivist, actor, photographer, prankster and writer best known for his pioneering industrial noise music under the name Non and Boyd Rice and Friends. he has collaborated with numerous artists. For a WEALTH of info, see Boyd's official website at http://www.boydrice.com
Half Japanese is a punk rock band formed by brothers Jad Fair and David Fair in their Uniontown, Maryland bedroom around 1975. Their quirky song lyrics often deal with monsters and the supernatural (especially as influenced by campy "creature feature" and scifi movies), in addition to more conventional themes, such as the visceral thrills of crushes and infatuations. They have stated that all their songs are either "love songs or monster songs."
There is more than one artist with this name. Here they are described in order of popularity on Last.fm. 1) Guernica (ゲルニカ), presumably named after the famous painting Guernica by Pablo Picasso, this Japanese trio from the 1980s specializes in avant-garde music in a retro 1920's and 30's cabaret style. Their early recordings are primarily electronic (using synthesizers instead of traditional acoustic instruments) but their later works are performed by a live orchestra.
There are at least four artist that go by this name. 1. Russian indie-disko-punk group from Moscow with singer russian actress Natasha Simakova. 2. Siberia is an ambient rock duo from Louisville, Kentucky that has been active since 1985. Syd Bishop and Mike Seymour rose to prominence as part of the ambient rock revival with their successful albums My Favorite Ape and Khan. Siberia play lo-fi music stressing a simplicity of composition and arrangement, mostly inspired by punk rock, blues rock, folk rock, rap rock, and country music.