ART IN MANILA
After Azure Ray disbanded in 2004, Orenda Fink (one half of the duo) crafted her debut as a solo artist: the acclaimed "The Invisible Ones," (Saddle Creek) inspired by the mythologies of the South and her experiences with Vodou in Haiti. Through the "Invisible Ones" touring cycle, she assembled several different touring bands, along the way making profound musical and personal friendships with her band mates. One such relationship was with Adrianne Verhoeven (The Anniversary.) After several solo tours with Adrianne in her band, and with a little astrological nudge, Orenda decided to form a new band using the cream of the crop of her touring crew. The band she formed, Art in Manila, is comprised of Orenda (guitar, vocals), Adrianne (keys, vocals), Dan McCarthy (McCarthy Trenching, Mayday, Bright Eyes), also on keys, Steve Bartolomei (Mal Madrigal) on guitar, Ryan Fox (The Good Life) on bass, and Corey Broman (Dance Me Pregnant) on drums. 'Set The Woods On Fire' is the band's debut album, recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, by Joel Petersen (The Faint, Broken Spindles).
GRAVE034 : Set The Woods On Fire LP