Spirits of the Red City is a collective of friends and musicians originally based in Minneapolis. The sound is a sum of modernist composers, traditional folk and 60s classics.
The sound of Spirits is as eclectic as their tour history - from theaters, living rooms, art galleries to cathedrals, basements, caves and ocean piers.
"Farallons' music is painted in shades of California, though not in the sunny, beach-rock way often associated with the state. It's warm but dark darker than it initially seems, darker even so with every listen. It takes its time, moving forward at its own pace, only after each electric guitar reverberation has properly rung out, and every acoustic riff has been distinguished. It's stripped back, but also layered. It holds in it the power of what makes California so attractiveit's beautiful, and there's a certain ease to it but in a more realistic way than say, The Beach Boys ever did. It's less about "Fun, Fun, Fun," and more concerned with modern disconnects, though the fun is still there (See: "With Our Friends"). The band still has some "Ooo-Ooo" sing-a-long moments, but it gets real where a lot of surf bands fail to." From the Bay Bridged, July 2, 2013.
Emeryville, CA 94608