Saksco.com - December 13th, 2002


The Lost and Found 2nd Edition Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 13, 2002

  INSTINCT RECORDS TO RELEASE RASPUTINA’S NEW EP THE LOST AND FOUND 2nd EDITION JANUARY 21
  WINTER TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY

  "In the hands of Melora Creager and her colleagues in Rasputina…the cello is an instrument of vengeance and mercy, terror and hilarity, delicate chamber music and corrosive rock 'n' roll." — Chicago Tribune

  Following their critically acclaimed CD, Cabin Fever, Instinct Records will release Rasputina’s The Lost and Found 2nd Edition on January 21. Combining cellos, corsets, and a dramatic sensibility, the new CD is a selection of favorite covers from their live shows. Following the release of the album, the band; Melora Creager, Zoe Keating and drummer Jonathan TeBeest will take it on the road, highlighting the covers on the album and others in selected cities.

  A cellist since the age of nine, Rasputina’s founder Melora Creager has defined a unique musical vision. Her career includes such distinct recordings as Cabin Fever, Thanks for the Ether, How We Quit the Forest, and an EP remixed by Marilyn Manson, Transylvanian Regurgitations. She has also provided inspiration and texture to the music community by performing and recording with some of the defining names of her generation including Belle & Sebastian, The Cranes, Nirvana, Porno for Pyros and the Goo Goo Dolls.

  Produced by Mike Viola (Candy Butchers), Lost and Found is a compilation of carefully chosen covers including Bad Moon Rising (CCR), Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin), and Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd). The CD injects an ethereal blend of classical and industrial romanticism using a wide array of vocal styles on these rock classics. When asked about what’s most thrilling about the release, Melora says, "It's a privilege to expose people to amazing songs that they don't know, and it's also radical to get people to hear an old song in a new way." Check out their website at www.rasputina.com.  For more information please contact Mary Moyer or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000, mary@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.