Well, I was looking at the homepage of The Washington Post in search of more details on the “fiscal cliff” deal, when something a lot more interesting showed up: Quick spins: The Casket Girls’ ‘Sleepwalking’ is creepy-cool music
From the review:
If the ghost girl twins from “The Shining” ever formed a band, it might sound just like the Casket Girls, a two-girls-and-a-guy combo pairing Savannah, Ga., musicians Elsa and Phaedra Greene with Ryan Graveface (yes, that’s really his name), the guitarist for rock experimentalists Black Moth Super Rainbow.
The Casket Girls’ November debut, “Sleepwalking,” is a creepy cool — emphasis on creepy — conflation of old-timey front-porch folk and droney synths. The Greene sisters spend most of it singing shoegazer ballads in flat, sing-song harmonies. Everything is slowed down for maximum goosebump factor; many tracks aren’t so much sung as recited like horror-flick nursery rhymes. Add in a genteel fascination with the afterworld, and you’ve got the best album released this year by folks who are possibly undead .
Ryan Graveface is of course the driving force behind the label Graveface Records and two retail stores (the 2nd is opening soon inside Civvies on Broughton) named Graveface Records & Curiosities.
I posted some pictures from the pre-Halloween Graveface Fest, and I’ll add a few pics to this post of The Casket Girls performing unplugged at Marc by Marc Jacobs on Broughton Street.
But first a couple of videos:
And some pics: