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Rasputina Announce One-Off For Knitting Factory Opening


08/21/2009
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(PR) Seminal, cello-driven steampunk trio Rasputina will be playing a one-off NY Show as part of the opening week of the new Knitting Factory in Wiliamsburgh.

This will be the only Rasputina show for the remainder of the year and until the new Rasputina album "Sister Kinderhook" is released early in 1010. This will also be a special "requests" show - we will be asking fans to submit their favorite song to be included in the set list.

In addition Rasputina will play some new songs from the new album. Melora Creager has operated the Rasputina outfit for 17 consecutive years. From its original inception (which included 7 cellists sans drummer) to today's power-trio, Rasputina has remained true to its mission of performing emotive, historically themed rock-music on the cello. I hope you'll consider advancing Rasputina's show with a feature, CD review or advance blurb.

New blood is always needed, and for the first time ever, Rasputina includes a male cellist, Daniel De Jesus. He is an incredibly talented singer/cellist from Philadelphia. On punk-folk drums is Catie D'Amica, a brilliant young animal rehabilitator. This will be Rasputina's second tour since their West Coast tour opening for Siouxsie Sioux early this year. In between, Melora contributed a performance to the soundtrack of Repo! The Genetic Opera joining the likes of Richard Patrick (Filter), Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction), Clown (Slipknot), David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Daniel Ash (Love & Rockets), Blasko (Ozzy Osborne), Tommy Clefetus (Rob Zombie's band), and many others as well as cutting tracks for her own second solo outing. Rasputina are preparing to enter the studio to begin work on their next album which should be released early next year. Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Last year Rasputina released Oh Perilous World, their sixth full length album and toured North America extensively. The album was released by the Filthy Bonnet Recording Co. with distribution through Ryko.

Creager wrote the songs featured on Oh Perilous World over the last two years after deciding current world events were more bizarre than anything she could scrounge up from the distant past. She obsessively read daily news on the Internet, copying words, phrases and whole stories that especially intrigued her. She compiled a vast notebook of this material from which the Oh Perilous World lyrics are culled.



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