Whether brooding or blissful, the darkly kaleidoscopic songs of Shana Falana merge elements of psychedelia, punk, and shoegaze. After coming up in the experimental pop scenes of San Francisco in the '90s and Brooklyn in the 2000s, Falana issued a series of solo EPs in the early 2010s, making her full-length debut with Set Your Lightning Fire Free in 2015. Her third album, the druggier Darkest Light, arrived in 2019. Falana was raised in the Bay Area by a mother who wrote songs and played in cover bands. Her father was a fan of jazz and new age/electronic musicians, while her mother exposed her to more folk-oriented icons. She started writing and recording her own songs in the '90s, but only released her first official solo EPs, Channel and Velvet Pop, in 2011 after relocating to Brooklyn and then settling in Kingston, New York. A third ...
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