Melora Creager, the creative force behind seminal, cello-driven steampunk outfit RASPUTINA has announced the release of her second solo outing Melora a la Basilica. In her words: “Daniel and I made a live recording in a behemoth of a defunct glue factory: “Melora a la Basilica”. It’s available exclusively from the Rasp. Merch Shoppe at the Rasputina website [http://www.rasputina.com/index.html] in a numbered limited edition.”
This limited numbered edition of 1,000 of the Melora & Daniel recordings comes encased in a metal tin with a numbered certificate and glorious 8-panel insert of liner notes and more and is only available from the Merche Shoppe while supplies last.
2. American Girl
3. Wicked Dickie
4. I Want To Marry A Lighthouse Keeper
5. Rose K.
6. Why Don’t You Do Right
7. Rusty The Skatemaker
8. Green Finch / Johanna
9. Girl Lunar Explorer
10. Soon Forget
11. Identity Tokens
Recorded at Basilica Industria, Hudson NY by Robert Williams
Engineered by Robert Williams
Mixed and produced by Melora Creager
Vocals/cello – Melora Creager
Vocals/cello – Daniel DeJesus
Written by Alison Goldfrapp and William Gregory
Published by WB Music Corp
Written by Tom Petty
Published by Almo Music Corp.
I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper- A Clockwork Orange
Written by Erika Eigen
Published by EMI Mills Music Inc.
Why Don’t You Do Right?”
Written by J. McCoy
Published by Morley Music Co. administered by MPL
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Published by Revelation Music Publishing Corp c/o Warner Chappell Music Inc.
Written by Eddie Vedder
Published by Innocent Bystander
All other songs written by Melora Creager & published by Filthy Bonnet
Melora is currently in pre-production for the next Rasputina album having introduced the band’s current line-up via two national tours in the latter half of 2008.
Earlier this year, Melora contributed to in Repo! The Genetic Opera . This is a 2008rock opera-musical film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.
The film is based on a play written and composed by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. Repo! received an R rating from the MPAA for strong bloody violence and gore, language, some drug and sexual content. This futuristic shocker details a terrifying epidemic of organ failures. The denizens of planet Earth have been devastated by inexplicable and widespread organ failures, and as a result scientists begin planning a substantial organ harvest. Though an innovative biotech conglomerate subsequently offers the fearful public a means of maintaining their health by enacting a series of hassle-free organ payment plans, things begin to get messy when it’s revealed that the financed body parts are subjected to legal default, and that failure to maintain proper payment will result in forceful repossession of the organs.