Cello-driven chamber trio Rasputina have captivated listeners with their haunting melodies, historically-based lyrics and Victorian era costumes since the early ‘90s. Their latest effort, Sister Kindhook, released last month is a sonic return to their first album, Thanks For the Ether. Rasputina showcases the power of the cello and composer/vocalist Melora Creager’s strange, yet beautiful, voice as she sings about feral children, the Anti-Rent Wars of 1844, American portraiture and more. Sister Kindhook is the first album put out by Rasputina that includes a male cellist, new member Daniel DeJesus. They play at Le Poisson Rouge July 10. Tickets are $15.
Rasputina: History with a Twist
—by Kathryn Bergin, July 8, 2010