RAGANA // SBSM // MINNOW // TRUST FALL
SUNDAY OCTOBER 27 // show o’clock // OAKLAND // RCA
first RAGANA show in eight months // PLUS maria’s solo music // see you there bay babies
Simplicity in art reveals beauty more easily and maybe you can relate with it more easily. When things are simple, you just enjoy them without much research, without using analytic procedures. You just feel them instantly. Ragana, a black metal band from Olympia, WA, USA, is such a case. A duet making astonishing simple sound constructions, soaked into a haunting and dark reality. Black metal with a touch of stoner and punk, post passages, revealing ethereal vocals, sharp melodies, atmosphere that will embrace you like nature; they even took me to my beloved… Dead Moon!
But words cannot easily describe what ears are enjoying. Astral, earthly and minimal. Then of course, the whole stance of the band comes up. Full DIY and with a certain anarchist relation. They are amazing, truly amazing in any aspect.
hi hi hi
thanks for everyone’s continued support of RAGANA. only a few more months til we’re together again, working on new stuff and planning our first full us tour!
we’ve been sold out of all’s lost for awhile, so we’ve decided to put out a limited third release of tapes, hopefully within a month or two. and we’re gonna print some shirts up pretty soon. we also have some exciting vinyl-related news to share with you all soon…
this is not very conclusive but i just wanted to let y’all know what’s going on! we will keep you updated when the tapes are done!
(a) <3 —>->->
Hey friends! its been awhile, Nicole and i have been staying busy since taking a break from ragana. Nicole has been going to herbal medicine school and ive been busy learning how to sail, and excited about a new cooperative restaurant my friends and i are starting in Olympia. We’ve both been writing new songs and can’t wait to be back together, have some new material and do a U.S tour! We have both been brainstorming of how to put out Alls Lost and Unbecoming on vinyl for our U.S tour and are feeling a little out of the loop having never made a vinyl record before. We are wondering if anyone has any ideas of rad labels that would be interested in us or would want to help us. Were both busy and in between all the other costs of being in a band we have little energy and funds to completely do it ourselves and would really love some help. We would be excited to be apart of a label that has an emphasis on women, radicals, queers, people of color, anarchists, etc. If you or someone you know runs a label that you think would be interested in helping let us know!!!
have a good summer
destroy what destroys you
Losing interest in male fronted bands/anything men do in general so I’ve been making a point of searching for music/things done by non-men, especially queers. It’s sad I feel I have to go looking ‘cause everything is so male dominated - whether it’s music or art or anything that interests me. I feel more and more adverse to things created from an all male perspective as it doesn’t speak to me and I don’t really care anymore either after too much of the information I processed over a life time being controlled by men. This even goes for the music I throw myself around pits to. Plus powerful, pissed off non-bro vocals feel like they’re coming from a place in my guts when I listen to them.
I compiled a little list of some of my favourite female fronted and queer/feminist/trans* inclusive bands for Alexi but I thought I’d post it here because I want more suggestions. I need more heavy trans*/queer bands plz - of any of the genres in the tags would be cool. Also while female fronted is a good start, bands without any cis/straight dudes at all would also be good to support.
O’ God the White Whale
Slowa We Krwi
The Atomic Tanlines
La Misma (link?)
From The Depths
Heart Shaped Hate
FDB (Fucking Dyke Bitches)
Sleep Spindle (link?)
Maid of Ace
Ten Speed Bicycle
Code Orange Kids
My First Failure
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation
Made Out Of Babies
The Dog Bones
Appalacian Terror Unit
relevant to our interests.