One of the many excellent bands to play at our SXSW showcase this year was the neofolk project of former Menomena member Brent Knopf, Ramona Falls
. While he has a touring band (and contributors in the studio), Ramona Falls is without question Brent Knopf's passion project and his baby, and Ramona Fall's second LP, Prophet
, is due out 5/1 on Barsuk Records
. The new single, "Sqworm," with its tale of blood on doors seems like the perfect track for Passover last weekend if you favor proto-noise folk (a genre we weren't even sure existed). The song's guitars scratch around while Knopf lays down a dark and brooding tale.