Spending an Afternoon with Ramona Falls @ Last.fm

 
 
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Former Menomena member Brent Knopf, along with Dave Lowensohn and Brandon Laws made their way to our NYC studio, set up and gave us a stellar session spotlighting the second Ramona Falls album Prophet. Among the new songs played that day, “Spore” (seen above) is currently the third most scrobbled track, thanks to over 70,000 of their listeners. “Bodies Of Water” and “Proof”, also performed, are right behind at #’s 4 and 5.

Ramona Falls – Bodies Of Water

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The new album’s opening track, which kind of deals with the idea that things that most nourish us are also some of those that most that endanger us.

Nov
2
 
Dan's Silverleaf, Denton, TX 76201-4223, United…
14 going
 

Ramona Falls – Proof

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The music for proof came from a brainstorm session that Brent did for a friend. She asked for a whole bunch of songs for her modern dance company in a day. The guitar part comes from these sessions. As a kid Brent was fascinated with the fact that when you stand on the equator at noon, you are actually standing on your shadow, hence the chorus “It’s noon on the equator”, “It’s noon on the equator”. It’s an obvious metaphor for not having a clear sense of direction, not really knowing which way is which, being kind of disoriented.

Nov
5
 
Oklahoma Memorial Union, Norman 73069, United…
3 going
 

Ramona Falls – Fingerhold

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Blended together from two or three demos. At the end of the song on the album, it features an uncommon occurence in indie-rock these days, a guitar solo! Brent took 25 takes from John and 10 from Matt and took all of them and spliced the interesting moments and “glued” then together into a really weird collage of noise.

Nov
12
 
Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada
7 going
 

Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls chats with Last.fm

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Nov
13
 
Il Motore, H2S 3J6, Canada
4 going
 

Check the Ramona Falls website and Last.fm page for news and fall tour dates with Helio Sequence that starts on November 2nd.


When Prophet was released, Ramona Falls listening took a nice spike up and over the last few months have settled at a steady rate.