Pale Mara was founded on a cool, autumnal breeze that gently shook the boughs of cherubs and the hearts of willows as it exhaled the first beautiful licks of its life-song. Flowers sprung up in its wake, each born with the memory of a melody spinning in its roots. It courses from the past toward the present, bringing along with it all good things into now, where in an old apartment in the city, all tattered walls and half-light, Allison Robinson strums a G-major chord on an old, wood-worn-down acoustic as Lee Bones purrs some notes of harmony, both of them becoming embraced by the spirit of it – sweet as tender, loose as a barrel of old-timey candy. They give their hearts into it and are taken over by it, and it by them. They become indistinguishable, inextinguishable things.

Pale Mara were brought into the world.

Reveling in the new, sitting comfortably in the armchairs of the old. Throw on a dusty record (something by Emmylou or The Band?), or bring out the fresh ink and watch some honestly bona fide lyrics spill out onto the page. Both and all. The song sings a few footsteps going forward. Calm nights passing, hot days blaring on. Pale Mara weaving its fingers into the earth. The sound calls to be rounded out, wishing for a new fullness. And that’s where we find David Kammerer, Thea Garlid, and David Christian. Coming in and out. Drumming away, filling it out. A new percussive sense and a wholeness of flesh. It’s all up there on stage right now – beneath the lights as on the wind, reawakening a spirit long into its slumber. Shaking in its teeth. It takes hold of softly solid ground and reshapes it anew and in its own image, and that’s where we’re at – it’s magical.
—Sean Damlos-Mitchell




Artist: Pale Mara
Album: Pale Mara
Label: Self-release
Release Date: December 14, 2018

01. Not Like I Used To
02. Bird
03. I Think I Am A Phoenix
04. Only Say It If You Mean It
05. Only Image
06. Sun POV Song
07. More Than This Person
08. Blue Dream
09. My Curse With The Canvas
10. The Greenest Grass

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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