Monday, April 16, 2012

Sci-Fi Romance New Album coming in May

>Vance Kotrla - guitar/vocals  >Kurt Bloom – drums  >Jody Stark - cello

Folks who participated in Couch By Couchwest this year will be familiar with Sci-Fi Romance from their two video submissions for the festival. 
Sci-Fi Romance is an independent folk band from Los Angeles that blends unique arrangements and a dark, percussive take on acoustic music into a sound that has been labeled "steamfolk" for evoking a punk-infused, retro-future vibe. Their debut album ...and surrender my body to the flames was named one of the Best of 2010 (Anestakis Indie Music Blog), and called "a well done blend of dark and moody steamfolk" (Examiner) reminiscent of "somber Nick Cave meets Joseph Heller with a screening of Metropolis in the background" (The Slums Off Hollywood Blvd).

On May 8th they will be releasing a new album 'The Ghost of John Henry' which I am fortunate enough to have stuck in my ear, all I can say is stay tuned this is killer music and commentary on man and technology.
"The Ghost of John Henry" is a story about love, loss, pride, the exploitation of workers, and man's place in a world increasingly driven by technology.

UPDATE: New Video ' Broken World' from the upcoming Album

Here is Vance's Solo Couch By Couchwest submission 'Tomorrow May Take You' from the new album.

Here's Vance and Jody preforming 'Goodnight Irene' for the Couch by Couchwesters.

Here's a very poignant video of their cover of 'House of the Rising Sun'

 Well, If you've stuck around this long you're rewarded...Here's a couple free songs

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