Ryan Graveface (label owner, member of Black Moth Super Rainbow) was looking for vocalists for his new project when he discovered Elsa and Phaedra singing and playing autoharp on the streets of Savannah, GA. He was taken by their voices and asked them to write and sing some words to go along with the spookily bewitching music he had already recorded. They agreed and the Casket Girls were born. Their debut album is out this week and it's a sweet post-Halloween treat. Combining sticky sweet BMSR-styled pop with synths and the duo's haunted Shangri-Las vocals style, Sleepwalking lulls you to peaceful sleep while slowly putting you under a deep, deep spell. We asked them for some of the inspirations behind the band and their unique style....
First, here's the bewitchingly slow "Sleepwalking," one of the album's highlights:
"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions"
We believe in Edgar Cayce. He inspires us to trust the 6th sense and let our dreams guide us. We recommend "Edgar Cayce's Atlantis," by Gregory L. Little, Lora H. Little and John Van Auken, and "Edgar Cayce on ESP," by Doris Agee and Hugh Lynn Cayce for winter reading.
Gone With The Wind
"Frankly, my Dear, I don't give a damn."
We are both inspired by Scarlett O'Hara making her own beautiful clothes, and ignoring Southern conventions.
"They wanted to kill her. But she fell temporarily. She will rise again. She will stand again."
-Ziauddin Yousufzai (her Father)
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"I know the difference between Black Magic and White Magic"
Tina Turner's early stage shows and strength in the face of adversity have always inspired us.
"They may not know what I'm doing, but they know I'm doing something!"
We are visually into FOSSE!