We are excited to announce our second cassette release with Raisalka’s debut album “Auratone”. Raisalka is Isabella Ronayne’s personal take on the Slavic folklore tale of an otherworldly feminine entity, who embodies water and is vindictive toward mankind. The Raisalka demon, who has been wrongly murdered and seeks revenge, appears as a beautiful woman who lures traveling men with her haunting voice and takes their souls in order to preserve her own.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Ronayne took this idea and created songs from the perspective of the Raisalka demon. Joined by Lucia Arias (guitar), Leslie Hong (bass, vocals) Charlotte Kahn (drums), and Amy Klein (guitar). Raisalka is wistfully nostalgic alternative rock with shimmering shoegaze elements. Their first album "Auratone" was recorded and produced by the legendary Adam Reich at Second Base. It will be released on October 13th, 2023 on all streaming services and on Limited Edition "Nickelodeon Orange" Cassettes.
The first single off the album "Sugarhole" was written about intense frustration with Ronayne's personal relationships and herself. "It’s about disappointment in the people you care for and loss of control, like being sucked into a void of relentless lament, and needing reassurance. It’s about the guilt you feel when you fall back into old bad habits and find it’s almost impossible to dig yourself out of it."
Isabella Ronayne - Vocals/Guitar/Synthesizer
Lucia Arias - Guitar
Leslie Hong - Bass/Vocals/Additional Guitar
Charlotte Kahn - Drums
Adam Reich - Additional Guitar/Percussion
Produced by Adam Reich at Second Base
Mastered by Amar Lal at Macro Sound
50 Limited Edition Nickelodeon Orange Cassettes
Available on cassette and digitally October 13, 2023