So Long Scarecrow
received 10.05

scarling.com
sympathyrecords.com

Because things matter

Scarling. is Jessicka (vox), Christian Hejnal (guitar, vox), Beth Gordon (drums), Derik Snell (bass) and Rickey Lime ( guitar). They are a band at the apex of an underground swell. Their large and growing fan base includes ‘gloomsters’, ‘fey indie rockers’ and all varieties in between. Everyone is talking, including The Cure's Robert Smith who said: “Scarling. make dark, desperate, chaotic, gorgeous pop music, the sound of the end of the world…and I love it.”.

Robert Smith handpicked Scarling. as one of the seven acts to tour with his Curiosa Festival in 2004. When Jessicka was asked for her thoughts about playing with one of her long time favorite bands, she said, “The Cure has always been one of the only bands I found worthy of surrendering everything in exchange for nothing. They have yet to break my heart.” Listening to The Cure (“Carnage Visors”) - their influence on Scarling.’s music becomes apparent.

So Long, Scarecrow was released on October 25, 2005. On this album, the band takes their talent for refining chaos into heavy pop noise to the next level. The songs on So Long, Scarecrow are walls of sound; rife with feedback and wistful, brutal melodies. Each track, a dissonant sonic emperiment peirced by Jessicka's delicate and exquisite voice.

And the reviews of So Long, Scarecrow are multiplying. Morley Seaver says: “So Long, Scarecrow is a tremendous record by a band that is only beginning to realize how great their talent is.” And the rich description from Alternative Press: “Scarling. Sounds like being French-kissed by the most beautiful beings in the world, and then being unable to stop the bleeding. Really alluring yet massive stuff”.

We're not surprised. We have loved Jessicka's voice for more than half a decade!

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received 02.04

scarling.com
Sympathy for the Record Industry

Don't Forget the Dot!

We about came out of our skin when an unsolicited package arrived from Scarling.!!! Vocalist Jessicka – was part of our original rotation (lead vocals, Jack Off Jill) and has remained one of our favorite vocalists ever! Like JOJ, Scarling. is alluring, demanding and hauntingly beautiful, yet less aggressive and more accessible. This is delicate Goth rock.


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