New winter single ‘Wish I Was’ receives warm praise

{Feeling so grateful today}
There’s nothing like waking up to a kind review, especially from Brooklyn Vegan

As some of you know, I just released a new track off my album the Marigold Experiment yesterday. Produced by myself and Alec Justice, ‘Wish I Was’, ‘All In’ and ‘Fever Pitch’ showcase a silky more digital side of my music which long time fans may appreciate.

During my stint as Birds Fled From Me in 2007 and 2008, I explored mixing piano with a few subtle electronic sensibilities. I have taken many turns since then, but I’ve always kept that early day magic energy in the back of my mind. If you’ve stuck with my this far and been wishing I would make a return, you’re in luck.

So without further ado, I hope you enjoy ‘Wish I Was’, and if you’re feeling generous, please share as much as you like.

Rachel Fannan Publishes Second Book ‘Human Valentine’

I am so proud to announce that my second book ‘Human Valentine’ is now available to you in paperback via Blurb.com. In this new edition of poems readers will get a deeper glimpse into my romantic scope. Personally I am influenced by writers like Pablo Neruda and even at times Bukowski’s way of portraying sexuality and sensuality. Raw, not always sweet. While my first collection erred towards nostalgia and sometimes times painful recollection, ‘Human Valentine’ reveals tenderness and excitement. I hope you enjoy.

xo
Rachel

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Late Nights

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Greetings from the bed of Rachel Fannan and laptop. I bring you stories of rock and roll and good news. As I shared in my last post, my second book “Human Valentine” is en route. All pre orders have been processed and will be mailing out shortly. Everyone who pre ordered a copy will receive a personalized autograph and something extra, so a BIG thank you to those of you who helped launch this next edition.

In other news I am home for exactly 7 days here in Los Angeles to rehearse with the extraordinary Pussy Riot band for our performance at this years Desert Daze on Saturday October 12th. I began working with Nadya earlier this year and have become a fast fan and supporter. So grateful for my time behind the drums.

Following Desert Daze I fly over to the UK to rejoin with Canadian shredders Black Mountain and continue our 3 month long tour in support of their latest album ‘Destroyer’ which features a healthy (and quietly mixed) dose of Fannan vocals. Jamming with the fellas thus far as been quite the TRIP.

To conclude this brief update I will also be sharing new music soon! Trying my best to keep up with myself as I balance life around touring. You know the drill. Or do you?

Love,
Rachel

My second book, ‘Human Valentine’

Greetings family friends and fans, I am so excited, I have a special announcement to make. My second book ‘Human Valentine’ is finally finished and ready for YOU. To buzz up the release I am hosting an online preorder/pre-sale starting today which will end at midnight Wednesday August 7th. If you preorder ‘Human Valentine’ before the deadline your copy will include an autograph and personalized message from me.

The book itself costs $10 and shipping, depending on where you are located will cost between $3 and $6 but as always, once the pre-sale is over, feel free to donate whatever you can afford. No one will be turned away.

Again thank you from the bottom of my heart, it’s been 2 years since I published my first book (which is still available), so this follow up is so important to me. This time there’s more obsession, more passion and more lust so come at me!

Venmo: Rachel-Fannan
Paypal: Paypal.Me/RachelFannan

(((BE SURE TO INCLUDE A SAFE MAILING ADDRESS IN YOUR ORDER NOTES)))

Much love,

Rachel Fannan

LA RECORD PREMIERE

Three months ago LA Record premiered my latest single and announced the release date of my album the Marigold Experiment. Read more…

“Longtime L.A. fixture Rachel Fannan just joined Black Mountain—great for them, great for her—but she’s got a solo album of her own coming that promises great things, too. She’s got a long list of solo and collaborative credits already, from her much-missed Only You and Sleepy Sun to work with UNKLE, the Fresh & Onlys, and lots more. But forthcoming The Marigold Experiment (out Aug. 16) is something unexpected from someone who’s always played with expectations.
This “Fever Pitch” (Spotify/Apple Music out now!) isn’t about heat or speed—instead it’s more like a fever dream, starting with what sounds like a scientist checking in on an experiment and then drifting deeper into inner space. There’s a sense of overwhelming isolation and confusion, just barely held back: “I enjoyed your simulation,” Fannan sings, which works as a powerful metaphor for the end of a relationship but also makes for unsettling context for such a sci-fi song.
It’s something that could’ve worked just as nicely after midnight on pirate radio circa 1984—a cooler 1984, maybe, where rock guitar could slip right into that narcotic FM production—as it could at the adventuresome edge of pop right now. And it’s awesome in the old school sense—like that feeling up looking up at the stars and recognizing there’s so much more emptiness than light. “Fever Pitch”‘s atmospheric lyric video was directed by Anthony Ferrara and you can check in with Fannan and her developing Marigold Experiment here.”