Portland’s folk-rock ensemble, Lili St Anne kick off their West Coast Tour today with a fitting new track “W O L V E S.” Led by Elizabeth Fagan on vocals and guitar, and with help by Jason Miller on percussion, Lili St Anne’s track and stamp in music is a soundscape of melting genres. The track’s distinct pull is quaint and otherworldly on an abstract level. Dark strums open the song to a bigger realm of “folk” than simple plucks of a guitar. As “Wolves” becomes more apparent in it’s mystical nature, the chemistry between Fagan’s words and Miller’s drumming is where the teeth of “Wolves” are shown. Fusing a hypnotic and punchy tight drumming against Fagan’s angelic yet painful vocals radiate to the end.
Fagan explains about the track: “I wrote W O L V E S as an ode to love at a time when I think it is very easy to give in to fear. These days, with what’s going on in our country, our cities, and our world, I feel we have to fight to hold fast to our love while wolves howl. It’s the first song that I collaborated on with Jason Miller, and the first song I wrote under the name Lili St Anne. It also features bass from Sam Arnold, and was mixed by my friend Alisdair Lee in his new studio in Portland. There were a lot of firsts in this track, and it’s also going to take us on our first tour. We have a release party on Thursday in Portland at Turn Turn Turn to kick off a three week tour of the West Coast, stretching from Vancouver B.C. to L.A.”
Be sure to catch them on tour!
Lili St. Anne West Coast Tour Schedule
Thursday, July 27th @ Turn Turn Turn, Portland
Saturday July 29 Seattle @ The Blue Moon with The Feel Nasties, Fever Feel, and The Protons. $7, 9pm
Sunday July 30 Bellingham @ The Green Frog. $5, 8pm
Wednesday August 2 Vancouver BC @ The Heatley with Bre McDaniel. $5 suggested donation, 8pm
Thursday August 3 Chehalis WA @ The Shire Bar & Bistro with Benny Gilbert. No cover, 6pm
Friday August 4 Corvallis OR @ Bombs Away Cafe with Nora Virginia and Mbrascatu. $5, 9:30pm
Saturday August 5 Eugene OR @ The Blue Room (House Show). $5 suggested donation, 8pm
Friday August 11 San Francisco CA @ Revolution Cafe. No cover, 5-8:30
Monday August 14 Joshua Tree CA
Wednesday August 16 Fresno CA @ Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessan. 9pm
Thursday August 17 Roseville CA @ Acoustic Den Cafe with Josiah Gathing and Hannah Jane Kile. $5, 6pm-9pm
Friday August 19th Chico CA @ The DownLo with The Rugs. free show, 8pm