For now, perhaps the only Brooklyn band laying claim to the witch-metal title is three piece outfit FLOWN. The sonic coven of Margot Bianca, Kate Ryan, and Caroline Yes might be recognizable in a past life as the Outs to erstwhile garagester Frankie Rose.
Their debut 7” is a cymbal-crashing nod to both stoner doom and riot grrrl–an unlikely combination that satisfactorily mixes death growls and soaring arena guitars with earnest vocals. Each record is a handmade package, and includes a silkscreened jacket, vellum obi (which sounds like a magical potion ingredient), and risographed insert (has magical properties for print fetishists). Hecate, triple goddess of the crossroads and guardian of the liminal spaces between life and death (aka Brooklyn?), graces the cover in an etching by Mexico City-based artist Santiago Armengod.
First pressing is limited to 500 copies and is available here.
FLOWN is on tour:
17 Secret Project Robot record release party – Brooklyn, NY #
18 Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC *
19 The Great Indoors – Philadelphia, PA $
# w/ the Numerators, Long Vera, Juniper Rising
* w/ Cherry Tree
$ w/ Great Thunder, Long Vera, A Stick and a Stone