This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 8pm:
Fauna Valetta is a labor of love, four years in the making. Still very much in the spring months of its creativity, the band was birthed in the woods of northern California, by singer-songwriter, Alan Brandborg. Allan cycled through an early line up, until meeting Rob Riley in a windy, dingy club in San Francisco. The two immediately clicked, and quickly teamed up to begin writing and recording what was to become the band’s debut album.
The Greening’s mission statement is to push pop music to new frontiers through their blend of accessible experimentation. Combining memorable hooks, strong melodies and cascading vocal harmonies, the band craft instantly memorable songs. However, the radio friendly nature of the songwriting disguises its underlying complexity. Surprise bridges, unexpected arrangements/time signatures, and well thought out production all unite to enhance the compositions in an integrated fashion.