Faun Fables – Born of the Sun, Medicine Moon – Tales Of an Umber Earth, Suspirea | The Starry Plough
Date(s) - 08/19/2016
9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Come celebrate the return of our most beloved folk family from their musical summer travels at the Starry Plough with guests Medicine Moon and Suspirea. We present to you through this special evening of euphonious delight the release of Faun Fables new album ‘Born of the Sun’. Further show details shall be announced in a timely fashion.
The slapping of tongues and the trilling of flutes: Faun Fables are back among us!
Since 1998, Faun Fables has represented the musical world of Dawn McCarthy, visited in collaboration with her partner Nils Frykdhal. In early times, their wild spirit roamed the streets and hills of the SF-Oakland community and, pilgrim-like, wandered the world, self releasing music before continuing onward to create six albums for Drag City.
Over previous albums, the passions of Faun Fables seemed to be laid firmly on the stones of the Old World. Dawn’s songs seemed to well forth from a more elementary fundament: one that lived in knowing intuition with nature, gathered in blood-based tribes, worked in the light of day and played by the fire at night. Born of the Sun continues in this exalted tradition but also reflects the new rhythms of life, and as such, the necessarily scorched earth of raising children, each day becoming a new and irreversible step forward. Living what was once only dreamed and sung about makes for an earthier and more expansive Faun Fables record, informed by the slow and sudden progress of time that occurs when we are with the very young. And so Born of the Sun became another birthing, gestating over several years, then recorded mostly in concentrated periods over the past two winters. [more]
NY Times Article: On the Road with a Ragtag Family Band
Medicine Moon … a palatable concoction of cavernous drones and nocturnal serenades. Shantel Amundson and Sammy Fielding (Noctooa) will warm your heart, tear it to pieces, then put it back together by candlelight.
With the mercurial force of an ancient spell, Suspirea burst into existence fully formed. Singer/guitarist Sasha Soukup & Cellist Bluebird Gaia rallied together & immediately started creating their own musical witches brew. The ingredients are simple: girl-group harmonies, gothic menace, traditional folk songs & a dash of progressive weirdness.