Ravens & Chimes is an indie art-rock band from New York City.
Formed in 2005 while studying music and film at New York University,. The band was picked up by Grey Rock Records/Better Looking Records after a demo of their song "The House Where You Were Born" made its way from a friend at a party to Colin Reef, owner of Grey Rock, and SVP/CFO of Rhino Records. Asher Lack, the singer and principal songwriter of the band, is the son of downtown New York artist Stephen Lack.
Their debut album Reichenbach Falls was recorded by Howard Bilerman and Brian Paulson at The Hotel2Tango in 2006 and released on October 9, 2007 via Grey Rock/ Better Looking Records. The album was mastered by Harris Newman of Grey Market Mastering in Montreal.
The band recorded their second album, Holiday Life, with Howard Bilerman and Larry Crane. On February 23, 2011 it was announced that three songs from the unreleased album were licensed to the MTV show Skins (North American TV series), aired in two episodes on March 7 and March 14, 2011. The songs were concurrently released as the iTunes exclusive Carousel EP. The Holiday Life full-length was officially released by Better Looking Records on April 3, 2012.