Comprised of Charles Van Kirk (drums, production), Christopher Marion (strings), Julia Easterlin (vocals), Christian Li (piano), Asher Kurtz (guitar), Spencer Stewart (bass) and tracking engineer Pran Bandi, the project named Tuarrah surges with passion, in ‘Rhinebeck’.
The almost continental visions of the single, becomes just a springboard for its grand prescient latitudes. And from there the single bursts with beautiful hymns of poetic defiance and regulatory exuberance that we all, as lovers and care-takers of secrets within, can relate to.
The Brooklyn based band of talent and energies, is headed by Charles and Christopher. And with the crew, spearheaded by the joyfully melancholic vocals of Julia, the band of spiritual brothers and sisters join to make something very special in ‘Rhinebeck’. From the coaxing strings to the gently marching fragrance of each instrument, instant satisfaction in this wave of absences curt in gestures and salutary glances.
Tuarrah emerged from a friendship that began ten years ago on Marlborough Street in Boston. Charlie Van Kirk and Christopher Marion began collaborating shortly after they met, bonding over a mutual admiration for the music of D’Angelo, Radiohead and Björk as well as the paintings of James Whistler and John Singer Sargent.
“Rhinebeck,” said Charles, “along with many songs on the album, was written first without any instruments other than my voice. Once I had the top line, we framed the other parts around it. I like that this gives the chorus a quality of being carried by the cadence of the vocal melody.”
Their sophomore record ‘Lying on Our Backs’ is to drop, February 2020.