“The Berlin-based, Norwegian-born musician Farao, seems to have a hundred busy hands weaving together layered textures to create her music’s opulent sound.” – Rookie
Till It’s All Forgotten Debut Album Out Sept. 11
via Arts & Crafts (US) + Full Time Hobby (EK/EU)
Photo Credit: Mathew Parri Thomas
Announce Fall Tour Dates w/ The Cribs!
9/15: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
9/16: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
9/17: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe*
9/18: Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall*
9/19: Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal*
9/21: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts*
9/22: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
9/23: Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
9/25: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
9/26: Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall Loft
9/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo^
9/30: San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge^
* with The Cribs
^ with Alina Baraz
Hailing from the 500-person mountain valley village of Ulnes, Norwegian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Farao (aka Kari Jahnsen) reveals “TIAF” today with Rookie from her debut album Till It’s All Forgotten out September 11th via Arts & Crafts (US) and Full Time Hobby (UK/EU). Seamlessly blending transitive indie rock with starry electronics, Farao creates intricate, enchanting music that reflects the dramatic yet serene environments of her origin. In celebration of her debut, she will take her captivating live performance to the US as lead support for The Cribs on a national fall tour.
Farao’s vast and powerful army of tools – guitars, synths, organs, glockenspiel, sitar – dance at her fingertips, expertly interwoven with her ethereal vocals to create a suite of music that is otherworldly and entirely her own. Produced by Mike Lindsay (Tunng) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Hozier, Lana Del Rey, Cass McCombs), the album shimmers with depth of determination and sorrow, touching upon experimental pop, R&B, and haunting brass melodies. Till It’s All Forgotten arrives with the conviction of a threat, and the grace of vengeance.
Fans can pre-order Till It’s All Forgotten now via Arts & Crafts + Full Time Hobby.
“mesmerizing…” – Vanity Fair
“Warriors” is an interesting mix of Beirut-tinged horns and theremin-esque hooks, all anchored by Kari Jahnsen’s sparkling vocals.” – PAPER Magazine
“an enchanting mix of [Farao’s] ethereal voice and the sparkle of electronics…[unfolding] at every turn in unpredictable ways” – NPR, Bob Boilen
“beautiful muted pop… “ – i-D
“introspective… delicate, haunting” – Under The Radar
“… otherworldly vocals and icy, droning synths.” – SPIN
” …rustic indie-pop” – FADER