Music that bears the lightning of possible storms.

RF Shannon's debut album, Hunting Songs, is now released by Punctum Records. Filled with blustering swamp guitars, high desert drones, and dark night voices, the record reflects RF Shannon's first year and an emerging communitas.

Recorded and mixed by Michael Landon at Estuary Recording Facility in Austin, TX. Mastered at Altered Ear. Artwork by Tamara Becerra Valdez. Photography by Andrew Ryan Shepard. Music written by Shane Renfro with Jeff Renfro, Austin Burge, Dave Meade, and Luke Dawson. This is Punctum Records' third release.

The album is available on CD and limited edition 10" vinyl at our shop.

RF SHANNON CONSOLIDATES THE NOSTALGIC SOUNDS OF A DAMNED AND GRAND CENTURY INTO A TREMBLING SEED OF MELODIC POTENCIES. 

RESOUNDING PHENOMENONS OF MUSIC HISTORY FOR THE HOMESICK WHILE SPREADING NEW ROOTS BENEATH A QUAKING PARADIGM

FOR,

AS NOVELTY RULES THE DOMAIN OF LIMITLESS KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM IS BOUND IN SHACKLES OF IRONy.  

IE

THE INFLUX OF ESOTERICA IN THE REALM OF POPULAR CULTURE IS SYMPTOMATIC: THE FAILURE OF THE AGE OF REASON TO ILLUMINATE THE "FELT PRESENCE OF IMMEDIATE EXPERIENCE." 

WE, THE OVERSTIMULATED CHILDREN OF THE NIGHTLIFE, ARE BEGINNING TO FEEL THE WAVE DISTORTIONS FROM GENERATIONS OF SUBTLE STRUCTURAL MANIPULATIONS

OUR CONSCIOUSNESS HAS BEEN ALTERED, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, AND LIKE IT OR NOT.

WE CRY OUT TO ANCESTORS WHO NEVER KNEW US AND PARADE LIFEWAYS UNLIVED,

SO I SING AS A BOOTLEGGER AND ROUGHNECK WHO CHEWED TOBACCO AND PULLED PENNIES FROM MY EARS. THAT'S ALL I KNOW OF GRANDFATHER RF SHANNON, SO IM PIECING TOGETHER A LINEAGE FROM THIS. 

WHAT ONCE WAS WILL BE AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND SO THE SOUND OF MY SONGS ARE FRACTAL NODES OF A MUSIC THAT I BELIEVE ARE WORTH THEIR TRANSITIONAL WEIGHT.

MY ALLIES // ACCOMPLICES (JEFF RENFRO, AUSTIN BURGE, DAVE WEAVER, LUKE DAWSON) HAVE BEEN SO GRACIOUS AS TO JOIN ME IN THIS EXPLORATION OF EPIGENETIC SOUND EPIPHANIES.

RF SHANNON IS ONE OF MANY GROWING PAINS IN AN EMERGING COMMUNITAS,  THAT WHICH MUST ARISE AS ONE AGE GIVES WAY TO THE NEXT. 

'HUNTING SONGS' IS THE FIRST COLLECTION OF OUR ROLE IN THIS PROCESS. IT WAS RECORDED IN TWO DAYS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2013, AND IS PERFECTLY INCOMPLETE, IN MY MIND. IT IS MEANT TO STALK THE LIMINAL SPACE OF GENRE, AND IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF A GREATER ALCHYMICAL WORK .

-SHANRENFRO  N

(END)