The Keening (ex-SubRosa) Announce Debut LP, ‘Little Bird,’ Reveal Title Track’s Stunning Video

It’s probably a coincidence that the beloved and incomparable SubRosa unexpectedly split in 2019 just before the world went to complete dogshit. Maybe it was less cosmic that ex-SubRosa frontman woman Rebeca Vernon used some of that newfound “downtime” to fashion the music for her new project the Keening. SubRosa fans will surely recognize Vernon’s lush orchestration and American Gothic sensibilities, but the Keening proves folkier and — somewhat unimaginably — even darker than its formidable predecessor.

You can get your first listen — and look — via the stunning 10 Seconds to Comply-filmed video for “Little Bird,” the title track to the Keening’s debut LP, out October 6 via Relapse.

“I’m excited to finally start releasing this music into the ether, along with the album art, and the music video for single ‘Little Bird,’ says Vernon. “I think the film company 10 Seconds to Comply (Ken Whiting, Andrew Bonazelli and Manny OA) did a phenomenal job pulling together this music video and bringing their beautiful vision to light. They really captured the spirit and essence of the song. I’m proud of my friend Lucy Sharapata for playing the lead so well. I’m also excited to share the album art – two oil paintings by Lis Pardoe of Portland. Thanks to Relapse Records for making this happen!”

Pre-Order Little Bird on LP/CD/CS/Digital via Relapse Records here.  Digital Downloads / Streaming available here.

The Keening will perform as part of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Denver on December 2, 2023 at the Summit, along with Agalloch, Khemmis, Midnight, The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man and many more.

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DECEMBER 1, 2023

Cephalic Carnage
The Red Chord
KEN mode
The Munsens

DECEMBER 2, 2023

Primitive Man
The Keening
Mother of Graves
Astral Tomb

“Just Metal” Ticket (21+)

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