Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Roma di Luna Release Third LP: Then the Morning Came

On Saturday October 2nd Roma di Luna will release Then the Morning Came in the Mainroom at First Avenue.

"Mythologist Joseph Campbell once wrote, “Love is a friendship set to music.” For Alexei & Channy Casselle, husband and wife who began playing as Roma di Luna five years ago, that love is too big not to share. What started as a simple yet profound folk-singing duo on the 2006 EP Face of My Friends and 2007's Find Your Way Home began to develop as a band on 2008’s Casting the Bones. Now with full-time band members in the dynamic rhythm section of Ben Durrant, James Everest and Ryan Lovan, as well as vocalist Jessi Prusha, Roma di Luna has come into it’s own on the forthcoming full-length Then The Morning Came."

"Then The Morning Came weaves together influences of roots, bluegrass, gospel, psychedelia and soul, arrangements the band members brought to the structures supplied by Channy & Alexei. Channy's evocative voice remains front and center, surrounded by a magnificent array of sounds and textures inspired by the collaborative and adventurous approach the whole band took to producing the album. Recorded from April of 2009 to July 2010 at Crazy Beast Studio (Dosh, Andrew Bird) the process of Then The Morning Came was surrounded by births and deaths, often beset by a chaos and confusion that almost stopped the music-making altogether. Rising from challenges, the new life of the four babies who were born to the band members during recording was a source of comfort and strength. Channy wrote of the time, “Most of these songs were written and recorded with my newborn daughter in my arms. They are a reflection of the life and death surrounding her first year on this earth, the love and the madness I found in myself and the friendship of all my fears.” In that compass of Roma di Luna’s personal joys and struggles they made a record that builds on the traditions of the band and the cornerstones of American music, but contains its own entrancing power that is wholly and passionately their own."

Roma di Luna - "Hey Lover"

Upcoming Shows:

August 27th - Minnesota ZOO Amphitheater w/ Carolina Chocolate Drops, 7pm

September 5th & 6th - MN State Fair: Heritage Stage, 6pm

October 2nd - First Avenue Mainroom, w/ Dark Dark Dark (also their CD release show), Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps, DJ Anatomy, Minneapolis, MN 6pm

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Hey! If you're a Roma Di Luna fan, you should definitely check out this BRAND NEW video of them performing "Starling" for MPLS.TV's series, City of Music!

You can check it out at or on