The Catalyst

Feral Fauna "Formerly Audiafauna"

Live in The Atrium

Feral Fauna "Formerly Audiafauna"

The Horde and the Harem, Colorfair

Tue, March 5, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$5 in advance/ $10 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Feral Fauna "Formerly Audiafauna"
Feral Fauna "Formerly Audiafauna"
Audiafauna is the result of a true collaboration of minds and hearts. What they've created is arrestingly genuine – combining the genres of indie-folk, pop, electronica, and soul to name a few – and can be likened to the powerhouse vocals of Florence & the Machine, the impassioned hunger of Cat Power, and the curiosity of Cocorosie. What they've created is uniquely their own however, and the striking sincerity with which it's delivered transcends whatever personal preference listeners might cling to. Front-woman Kelly Koval is enrapturing, and her heartfelt words are matched by the powerful sound that springs forth from her lips. The band provides a dynamic canvas for Kelly's magic. Violin and cello deliver rich melodies and chunky chops, upright bass solidly fuses melody and groove, reverb-drenched keys and gritty guitar flush out the sound, while a motley mix of drums and electronics flow as a single instrument. The resulting sound is uncharted yet nostalgically familiar; speaking directly to our human experience, and arriving like a long-awaited breath of fresh air.
The Horde and the Harem
The Horde and the Harem
The Horde and the Harem are a spirited band of troublemakers known to ride bicycles and create danceable folk pop thick with layers of harmony. Formed in Seattle but comprised of members originally scattered all about the West Coast, the group's music certainly has a flavor distinct to the Pacific Northwest. Elegant vocal melodies are tasteful and classic to the point that they sound familiar even on a first listen. Bright bursts of guitars and trumpets soar above like noble birds of prey flying through the trees over a rhythm section reminiscent of men shoveling coal into a steam engine, propelling it down the tracks.

The group was founded by Ryan Barber in 2009 but it wasn't til the following year that the band settled into its current lineup and fully developed their style and sound. Since then the band's infectious live energy has helped them amass quite a following in only a couple short years. They have self-released three EPs and earlier this year they put out their debut full-length A Long Midwinter to rave reviews. They tour constantly and have played major venues all along the west coast as well as notable festivals including Bumbershoot, the Capitol Hill Block Party, NW Folklife, and SXSW.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/