Geoff Farina recently spent a year living in a small New England town along the Kennebeck River in Maine, where he wrote the ten vivid songs that constitute his first full-length solo release in a decade. “My wife and I moved to Maine following her one-year teaching contract at Colby College. We expected to miss the city, but life along the river turned out to be quite interesting. ” Local culture inevitably found its way into Geoff’s music: “Hammer and Spade” recounts the proud struggles of region’s original settlers, “Prelapsarian” squints at the world through the delusional eyes of the local heroine addict, “Twilit” echoes the muted pleadings of the divorcing couple living in the basement apartment, and “Prick Up Your Ears” captures a small town’s cautious patriotism as their National Guardsmen ceremoniously cast off to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Geoff Farina fronts Glorytellers, but is probably best known for the abstract lyrics and jazzy post-punk guitar style he developed over his twelve years with Karate, or as one-half of seminal early-90s duo The Secret Stars.
“Mellifluous jazz guitar, irresistible melodies, and heart-tuggingly understated vocals” – Time Out
released January 7, 2017
Artist: Geoff Farina
Title: The Wishes Of The Dead
Release Date: 27th February 2012
Catalogue No.: DAMNABLY015