Get schooled in Western civ, taut strings and dark Wells
Whether you’re in the mood for bass-tastic electronics, cello rock or folk / chamber pop, there’s something in this week’s Music to Your Ears that’s specifically meant for your eyes and ears. Enjoy music and video from featured acts below.
Music to Your Ears
Faun Fables’ animated music
Dawn McCarthy is an adventurer. When the musician behind Faun Fables answers the phone for this interview, the rushing wind and frequent connection breaks make it clear she’s on the road, in some rural area without good reception. A baby’s constant fussing and car noises increase the ambient fuzz, but through it all, McCarthy’s voice is calm and focused. The Bay Area-based musician has done plenty of touring—solo, as a duo, with a band and now with a new kind of group. “We have our kids with us. We have a really young one—4 months old—and we have a 2-year-old,” she says. “So it’s kind of an experiment.” Since McCarthy and the other half of Faun Fables, husband Nils Frykdahl, have already been on tour for a month and a half, it appears the experiment is working.