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Shana Falana prepares for release of sophomore album + talks about pedals on Delicious Audio

After perfecting their nuanced sound via touring and single releases, the shoegaze duo, Shana Falana, impressed critics with a 2015 debut LP titled Set Your Lightning Fire Free. Follow-up album, Here Comes the Wave is scheduled for a fall release later this year. The band's sound hits all the right sensory marks dealing in positive wonderment and a sense of discovery. Vocals, as sung by singer/guitarist Shana, soar over chiming guitars and tom-tom drums, all of which keep pace with affected, drone-y guitars. 

Read the Delicious Audio Interview with Shana Falana about her creative process.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Psych songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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Oceanic dreamgoth duo Ghostporn working on a new album

Photo credit: Marte Solbakken

Tasia Trevino and Kenny Carranza used to work at a record store somewhere in the Central Coast of California. They began to write songs together as a sort of dare. Truth: the results were pretty damn good. So they moved to Los Angeles and teased out the rest of it, switching out band names like Black Shirts and The Siblings, just for a hot minute. But then ghostporn hit, admittedly because the two words "looked nice together." An epiphany finds Tasia, who later explains:

"[ghostporn is] not about physical intimacy with a spirit or specter, but about the indulgence of dwelling on the ecstasy and agony of memories—of loved ones, moments, places, ideas, objects, emotions, and sensations of the past."

This much is true in ghostporn's short but poignant discography and sound. In 2010, ghostporn self-released a demo LP titled Anaphase, and had “Razorface” featured on a compilation album by Deep South Entertainment. If the lo-fi gem was a testament to their jangly past, then the EP dream songs, released on Lollipop Records in 2014, might be a vision of what's to come. Tape-y, springy guitar arpeggios intertwine with Karen O melodies and 60’s psych swirliness, balancing ephemeral sounds with emotive lyricism. Ghostporn just finished playing a show with Brooklyn-based dreampop Shana Falana at Pehrspace, and less recently with experimental musician Liphemra at Los Globos. They’re currently writing new material for an upcoming album; no details yet, but expect to hear hints of Scott Walker, Jeff Buckley, Broadcast, and more when they premiere the songs at future shows! Listen to “la bruja” off their dream songs EP below. - Ryan Mo

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Brooklyn psych rockers Shana Falana announce debut LP and tour + play Shea Stadium on 04.04

Shana Falana have been a part of the Brooklyn dream-pop fabric for a while now. Evolving and perfecting a uniquely nuanced sound through constant touring and single releases, the band is now ready to release their debut album “Set Your Lightning Fire Free” on April 7 via Team Love Records. Recording at Woodstock’s Isokon Studios with producer Dan Goodwin, core members Shana Falan (vox, gtrs, keys) and Mike Amari (drums) enhanced the group's sound with Jane Scarpantoni on cellos and Matthew Cullen on sitar. Debut single “Heavenstay” (streaming) hit all the right sensory marks for a classic dreamy escape. In it, Shana’s vocals are more suggested than literal, as they soar over deep guitar notes and tom tom heavy drums. Brand new single "Go" (premiered today through the Village Voice) raises the energy level with a harder charging drum pattern, while chiming guitar textures evoke the original psychedelic sound of 60’s trailblazers The Byrds classic track “Eight Miles High.” The band will embark on a two month tour beginning next month, and play Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium on April 4. - Dave Cromwell

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best psych songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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