ETHER AURA are a Detroit-based quintet whose music spans the range from garage rock to shoegaze; country to goth. The band -- singer KATE HINOTE, multi-instrumentalist TONY HAMERA, drummer WILLIAM KING, bassist BRET HAUPT, and rhythm guitarist ALEX BONGIORNO -- dropped their first full-length CD, CRASH, in 2005, and are set to follow it with the February 17 release of BEFORE WE COULD SING.
The new record will continue to show off the group's musical range -- incorporating elements of indie rock, dreampop, and "goth twang." Indeed, while it's entirely appropriate to cite COCTEAU TWINS, CURVE, and early-period LUSH as influences on the ETHER AURA sound, listeners can expect a few left-turn detours along the way. When the spirit so moves them, they are more than capable of crafting pure, top-notch pop [see song #1 below], and they clearly have a facility for the well-chosen cover [see songs #2 and #3 below].
The ETHER AURA album CRASH can be purchased at CDBaby or from EMusic. BEFORE WE COULD SING can be pre-ordered (until January 29) by sending $12 (shipping included) to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal.
The release party for BEFORE WE COULD SING will take place February 17 at THE BERKLEY FRONT. The band will perform, starting at 9 PM, supported by fellow Detroiters I AM WAX.
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From the LP CRASH, 2005 >>>
[MP3] "6 Days Yesterday"
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