In their debut album Last Spring, Dawn Riding has crafted a project that is somehow fierce, intimate, outlaw, passionate, and psychedelic, all at the same time. Having cut their teeth in basements, underground venues, and punk houses around the country, it only made sense for Dawn Riding’s debut to come to life in a dusty mid-fi recording studio run out of a San Francisco garage. The eight psych-tinged songs that came out of the Last Spring sessions unveil the stories of songwriter Sarah Rose Janko’s fabled friendships, renegade icons, and uncompromising ethos, and serve as a perfect introduction to Dawn Riding’s dreamy, gritty sound. It’s an album for loners & relentless romantics, full of emotional casualties, resilient heroes, and living close to the edge.
Dawn Riding is:
Sarah Rose Janko (lead vocal/acoustic guitar)
Hall McCann (harmony vocal/electric guitar)
Jasmyn Wong (drums)
Music & lyrics by Sarah Rose Janko
Co-produced by Sarah Rose Janko & Jason Cirimele
Recorded & mixed by Jason Cirimele (Dusty Sea Studios)
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering.
Additional instrumentation by Jason Cirimele (bass, percussion) & Jessica Leigh Smith (harmonica).
I listened to this album three times on the day it arrived and it gave me goose bumps every single time! Courtney's voice pairs beautifully with the harps and the musicians are some of the best rAdelaide has to offer! the lyrics are heart rending and real. what a beautiful collaboration of talent on this album! I have to go now and play it again! well done to all involved! absolutely beautiful! ❤❤❤ shazzy_kaboom
Compelling austere music that demands your full attention. Cronin's unique voice, arresting lyrics, and ragged way of playing the electric mixed with the swirling viola create an evocative soundscape and these songs are designed to haunt. Got a hold on me real quick and I know I'll be coming back to them often. If you're looking for comparisons, Sandy Denny, Michael Hurley, Tiny Vipers, One Foot in the Grave-era Beck, "The Black Angel's Death Song" and "Venus in Furs" off VU&N. __kla