Sunday, November 21, 2010


I first heard Rasputina in an early episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Their song 'Transylvanian Concubine' was used in a party scene with Drusilla and it fit the dark, sexy mood perfectly.

To my delight, the song was included on the first volume of the Buffy soundtrack and I couldn't wait to investigate them further. To this day they've remained one of my favorite bands.
Fronted by 'directress' Melora Creager, the band currently consists of two cellists and a drummer.

Their sound is a hybrid of classical music, hard rock and electronica and frequently call to mind the atmosphere of a foggy graveyard. With their songs about savages, orphans, hunters and giants, Rasputina evoke a gothic America that is either long lost or well hidden.

Even though it all sounds quite dark (and some of it certainly is), Melora has a quirky sens of humor that shows through in the artwork, their incredible dress-sense and their stunning live performances.

A few of my favorite songs of theirs:
Hunters Kiss
My Little Shirtwaist Fire,
Gingerbread Coffin
Holocaust of Giants
and Melora's solo cover of Tom Petty's 'American Girl'.

To check out their music, more about their history, upcoming tour dates - and to pick up some of Melora's 'Rancid Brain Oil'(!), visit

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