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Below The Radar 11

Track 11

"Grown Woman"

from the forthcoming album Power Ballads

Artist statement:

The song "Grown Woman" comes from the forthcoming Power Ballads, the debut album from Seaven Teares, a New York band formed in 2010 featuring singer/songwriter Charlie Looker (Extra Life, ex-Zs), experimental vocalist Amirtha Kidambi (Sequins and Skeletons), Robbie Lee (Howling Hex) on woodwinds, guitars and synth, and percussionist Russell Greenberg (Yarn/Wire).

Seaven Teares mostly acoustic sound brings together a number of disparate influences: dark post- Industrial folk (Death In June, Current 93), 1960s co-ed pop folk groups (Mamas and the Papas, Ian & Sylvia), the drones and textures of modern composition and experimental improvisation, and the cold alien vocal harmonies of Gothic era liturgical music.