Soaking in desert sun and wrapped in native wool blankets of soul searching blues, RF Shannon invokes lust in the listener’s ear; creating a visual landscape for the mind which conjures spirits with the stark, lonely and profound magic emitted by the land they inhabit. Shane Renfro, the band’s mastermind, opens the door that My
Soaking in desert sun and wrapped in native wool blankets of soul searching blues, RF Shannon invokes lust in the listener’s ear; creating a visual landscape for the mind which conjures spirits with the stark, lonely and profound magic emitted by the land they inhabit. Shane Renfro, the band’s mastermind, opens the door that My Bloody Valentine closed; letting his airy, shoegazey voice saturate the lush landscape the music has created. They trade fuzz for lap steels, distortion for disintegration, breaking apart the dried earth of the high plains and exposing the underbelly of the Americana that existed before we arrived. The iron wheels of this dark train cruise along at a whispers pace with allies Jeff Renfro, Austin Burge, Luke Dawson (Christian Bland and the Revelators) and Nathan Dixey (The Dan Ryan) armed to the teeth with an arsenal of whines, flutters and backbone stiff enough to make a dead man rise.
In the period surrounding the release of their new full length, RF Shannon is planning a special one-off performance in the Austin area where they play Jaguar Palace from start to finish joined by musician friends filling out the textures touched on the album. A full US tour will follow the performance.
Get on your wild horse, let the dust cover your face and let your eyes be blinded by the vision to which Renfro and RF Shannon are opening our minds.
“He was funneling his country slides through a desert mysticism—beautifully, too…” – Noisey
“RF Shannon’s new album, Jaguar Palace, sits somewhere in a triangulation of Pink Floyd’s mellow psyche-ambiance, My Bloody Valentine’s exquisite lushness and Neil Young’s rootsy-but-still-experimental Americana.” – Exclaim
“Like the larger than life scenery he draws from, Renfro writes songs that slowly expand into sprawling sonic landscapes full of emotion and wide-eyed wonder.” – KUTX Austin
“The whole thing sounds as though it’s coming to you through a layer of thick smoke; the guitars squall slowly and epically, while the vocals are drenched in reverb.” – Austin Town Hall
“Through earthy soundscapes and slowly painted canvasses, the group knit and weave loosely structured layers and tellingly poignant moods into an album of evocative self-exploration.” – Gold Flake Paint
“Immersive and intimate yet somehow strangely remote, this is a lost radio transmission from the damp, deep caverns of the human spirit…”
– Austin Monthly
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