Late Nights

(artwork by Jessi Simpson)

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?


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


Much love,

Rachel Fannan


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.”


'Fever Pitch'
photo by Stephen Paul

Family friends and fans you can now stream my latest singles ‘Fever Pitch’ and ‘All In’ via Spotify Apple Music and most other streaming services. I would be beyond grateful to those of you who took time to add either tracks to your favorite playlist, or shared on your social media outlets. Thanks for following the Marigold Experiment thus far, and stay tuned! More to come…

Fever Pitch <— click here to be redirected to Spotify

All In – the Marigold Experiment

click here to hear my new single ‘All In’

Family friends and fans, at last I can proudly share with you the first single off my new album ‘All In’, produced and mixed by Alec Justice, featuring trombonist Bojidar Vassilev and self released by yours truly.
More to come…

“Don’t wanna say it but I think about you all the time
how it was when I was yours and you were mine
spent the days making me smile
spent the nights driving me wild
I’m all in on you
I lean on you

I keep telling myself that I’m losing my mind every time I hear your name
and I can’t make sense of it
I hate thinking about your kiss
now you’re over me
but I saw you in the water

I’m all in on you
I lean on you”