Choose Band:

Reichenbach Falls [CD]
Reichenbach Falls
This Is Where We Are
The Faraway Sound Of Cars
St. Jude In The Village Voice
Eleventh St.
For m
...and I came upon it in the clearing
10 General Lafayette! You Are Not Alone
11 The House Where You Were Born
12 Chloe
13 So Long Marianne (Leonard Cohen cover - BLR site download exclusive!)

Holiday Life [CD / LP]
Holiday Life
Division Street
The Parting Glass
Past Lives
Clarissa Explains It All
In Rooms
Hearts Of Palm
Fox Gloves
10 Carousel

Rhubarb & ChipmunksRavens & Chimes punk rock!!!Ravens & Chimes 2012Ravens & Chimes & Lights
Ravens & Chimes & Stairs

"Filled with sudden stops and orchestral interludes, "Holiday" is very bit a symphony as much as it is a Baroque pop classic." - Deli Magazine
"R&C keep getting compared to Wolf Parade and Voxtrot for lyrics that tug at your heart strings and synth softened by the dulcet instrumentals of flute, mandolin, and glockenspiel." - Class Acts - NYLON - CMJ coverage
"This is an unbelievable album" - The Rawking Refuses To Stop
"Reichenbach Falls feels exciting, grandiose, messy and adventurous, just like the first time should be."
- Glide Magazine
"...think of it as a smart rock band, at times channeling the energy and spunk of the Unicorns and other times toning it down and bringing the literate lyrics to the forefront, sung with intensity as Ashers voice ranges from a whisper to an impassioned yelp." - Loose Record
"Reichenbach Falls is one of the most charming debuts of 2007..." - Said The Gramaphone
"Squeaky-new bouncy pop from Brooklyn, NY." - RightRound
"Ravens & Chimes...Sweeten your blood with every listen." - Urb Magazine
Ravens & Chimes "Holiday Life" LP in stores NOW!! 

  New York's Ravens & Chimes make music for cities that never sleep and the people that inhabit them, songs for late nights gone awry and early mornings spent picking at warm bowls of regret. 2007's Reichenbach Falls earned comparisons to the Arcade Fire and drew notice from Leonard Cohen and Jeff Mangum; Holiday Life might get Dylan's attention. It would be well-earned.

 You have your whole lifetime to make your first album, but as the band found, it's making the second that feels like one. Frustration and exhaustion led to lineup changes and fitful songwriting after a long stint on the road, but a new song, "Carousel" - originally penned for submission to "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" soundtrack -- opened the floodgates again. The rest of the album came pouring out, and the band reconvened with Reichenbach Falls producer Howard Bilerman, the mighty engineer/drummer of "Funeral," to add to sessions previously held with Bilerman and Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, The Decemberists).

 The result is Holiday Life, an album pulsing with triumphant energy, though its influences remain evocative: frontman Asher Lack, the son of NYC painter Stephen Lack, spent his bright-eyed youth mingling with Basquiat and Ginsberg, later interning for Wes Anderson during his NYU years as Ravens began to take shape. Those artists' sense of fearless creativity is at play on new tracks such as "The Parting Glass" and "Clarissa Explains It All," a song that hints at F. Scott Fitzgerald (sorry, Melissa Joan Hart) as Lack sings of "a brilliant light we saw." Brilliant, indeed: the album's ten songs shimmer with heavenly pianos and Olympian drumming, the stuff of classical training and modern heartbreak. Ravens & Chimes, soaring to new heights at last, have found their empire state of mind.

David Greenwald


Become their closest friend ever here:

Ravens & Chimes on Facebook

Learn more about both the ravens AND the chimes here:

MTV's HIVE premieres a new Ravens song here: