ruby howl news! we've launched our indie go go campaign to make and release our 3rd album, "swallows take flight". we're super excited and it's already sounding amazing. eric is mixing it even this instant. you can check it out here: https://www.igg.me/at/swallows
here's a preview of the forthcoming masterpiece, "Swallows Take Flight" in the unmastered version of 'On A Whim'
Heaven Hides There Too
heaven hides there too' combines the growl of post punk and the shoe gaze feel of moody and dark folk music. produced by eric drew feldman (pj harvey, frank black, etc.) the album combines the songwriting of sisters laurie and jennifer hall with patrick kadyk and features the sounds of his handmade guitars. all three sing lead and back each other up with exquisite harmonies. the result is dreamy, haunting and unpredictable.
Praise for “Heaven Hides Here Too"
The Wind And The Tiger
the wind and the tiger is the debut album from ruby howl featuring patrick kadyk and laurie hall. cowritten, cosung and played on handmade banjos and 4 string parlor guitars, the music swirls with intricate delicacies. it is spare, yet snarling into a dark and fragile interlude of longing, despair and possibility.
Praise for “The Wind And The Tiger"
Laurie began writing, performing, and recording original music in 1990, when she and Jennifer along with Buck Bito formed the indie rock trio Ovarian Trolley, who released 3 well received albums and multiple singles. Over 8 years they toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Their music was also featured in several films. She is also part of the acoustic quartet, The Hallflowers, singing along side Jennifer and their mother Phyllis. They have 2 albums and perform regularly. In 1999 she partnered with Eric Drew Feldman to create the internationally recognized band Knife and Fork, who followed the production of their album "Miserycord" in 2004 with a multi-national tour supporting PJ Harvey, as well as opening for The Pixies at the Berkeley Greek Theater.
Kadyk formed the gypsyish-folk outfit Hazy Loper in 2000. They released 3 acclaimed albums, toured Europe twice, and were the subject of the documentary film, "Sketches of Hazy Loper" by Davide Vanni. During this time he also paired with fellow out of rounder Ryder Cooley to form the gothic-folk duet, The Darklings and released one album and toured in the states.
Jennifer began performing and recording alongside Laurie back in 1990 as drummer, vocalist, and songwriter for Ovarian Trolley. She also teamed with Laurie and Eric for the Knife and Fork project as percussionist and vocals, and toured with them in 2004. She also sings and writes songs for the Hallflowers.
Eric's storied music history started as bass and keyboardist with Captain Beefheart in the late seventies. He then went on to play and tour with such illustrious acts as Snakefinger, Pere Ubu, The Pixies, The Residents, PJ Harvey, Frank Black, among others. In 1999 he started collaborating with Laurie and created Knife and Fork. He's also produced many award winning albums and songs over the years including, Polyphonic Spree, various Frank Black albums, PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, dEUS, and the list goes on.