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SPELLLING

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BIOGRAPHY: Oakland. Freak Faith Folk. Let the spirit ride.

"At the center of Pantheon of Me is Cabral’s elastic voice and incantatory phrasing. Take “Walk Up to Your House.” The opening lines unfold slow and thick: I dreamed a dream, again / This is the countdown. And the closing lyric, Late last night lyin’ in my bed eyes red, arrives at first as a choral backdrop, and then assumes the foreground of the mix with its pattering, sticky cadence.

The songs on Pantheon of Me are fluid and nonlinear. They don’t oscillate between parts. They’re largely relieved of rhythmic underpinning. Instead they swell and billow outward, or else hover, wraithlike, in absorbing reveries. There’s gossamer guitar and streaks of stardust synth, beading keys and low-end murk. And sometimes the most stirring passages are spare save for one tone pulsing lighthouse-like in the distance. " -
Sam Lefebre, East Bay Express

"“Listening to it feels like searching through a pitch-black house for secret performances that slowly reveal their process. It’s nonlinear textures recall Geidi” Primes-era Grimes, with dashes of New Weird American mysticism and divine soul.....”
-Jenn Pelly, Pitchfork

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APPEARS ON :
RSR070: V/A: ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE 10xCD Boxset /

AUDIO: http://www.spellling.bandcamp.com

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TOUR DATES:
ELASTIC ENERGY TOUR with Kohinoorgasm
EAST COAST DATES
March 29, Brooklyn
March 31, Providence
April 1, Philly
April 2, DC
April 3, Richmond


PRESS:
"How Oakland’s Experimental Music Scene Became Queerer, Browner, and More Femme"
"Pantheon of Me, By Berkeley's Spellling, is the Most Striking Local Debut This Year"

CONTACT:http://www.spellling.bandcamp.com