SPELLS + RITUALS

by Charming Disaster

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    Pre-order of SPELLS + RITUALS. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    Also includes an electronic edition of the lyrics book, featuring gorgeous original artwork by Magda Boreysza for each song. Ghosts, elementals, and other noncorporeal entities can easily read along! Includes both pdf and epub formats.
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    releases June 7, 2019

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • A physical copy of the SPELLS + RITUALS lyrics book, featuring gorgeous original illustrations created by New Orleans-based artist Magda Boreysza (foxandcomet.com). Printed at Radix Media, New York City's only worker-owned, union print shop.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The new album in compact disc form, a physical object convenient for display and/or playing in your car.

    Includes digital pre-order of SPELLS + RITUALS. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases June 7, 2019
    item ships out on or around June 6, 2019

      $12 USD

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The new album in high quality 12" vinyl LP format, lovingly manufactured at Furnace Pressing in Alexandria, VA. Full-color jacket, label art by Magda Boreysza. Limited edition.

    Includes digital pre-order of SPELLS + RITUALS. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases June 7, 2019
    item ships out on or around June 6, 2019

      $20 USD or more 

     

1.
Blacksnake
2.
Wishing Well
3.
Baba Yaga
4.
Devil May Care
5.
Blue Bottle Blues
6.
Heart of Brass
7.
Keep Moving
8.
Belladonna Melodrama
9.
Fire Eater
10.
11.
Soft Apocalypse

about

“Enchanting and disturbing…SPELLS + RITUALS blends very thoughtful and funny American Gothic imagery with myth-based musical alchemy…there is a great acoustic punk drive to the whole record which matches the potency of the macabre humor. Without the grinning skull inside the loveliness of the tunes, or the dark campy heart inside the weird tales and odes to misery, it wouldn’t all seem so magically in balance and so engaging. And it certainly is!” –Big Takeover Magazine

“Each song is like a spell or ritual…with a little of the deadpan acoustic punk of Jonathan Richman, as well as the arch theatricality of Amanda Palmer.” –Eugene Weekly

"Charming Disaster balances smart pop songs against a confident stage presence, sort of a swagger, that suggest the two people out front are destined for great things...these people are overflowing with musical ideas that simply defy categorization." –The Vinyl Anachronist

credits

releases June 7, 2019

Ellia Bisker: vocals, ukulele, piano, music box, glass jars, percussion
Jeff Morris: vocals, guitar, piano, ratchet set, canned air, percussion
Emily Geller: hand claps
Don Godwin: bass, drums, horns, backing vocals, percussion
Heather Cole: violin
Jessie Kilguss: harmonium
Patricia Santos: cello

All songs written and composed by Ellia Bisker & Jeff Morris.

Engineered & mixed by Don Godwin and mastered by Randy LeRoy at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, MD (except for the harmonium, recorded by Charlie Nieland Productions in Brooklyn, NY). Co-produced by Charming Disaster and Don Godwin.

Cover photo by Shervin Lainez. Lyrics book illustrations by Magda Boreysza. Graphic design by Jeff Morris.

Special thanks: Teresa Toro & Rolf Carle, Steve Ziger & Jamie Snead, Johny Weber, Corin Lines, Dame Darcy, Carolyn Stewart, Logan Riley

© 2019 Sweet Soubrette Songs / Klip Klap Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.

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Charming Disaster Brooklyn, New York

Charming Disaster is a musical duo based in Brooklyn, NY, formed in 2012 by Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris. Inspired by the gothic humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the noir storytelling of Raymond Chandler, the murder ballads of the Americana tradition, and the dramatic flair of the cabaret, they write songs that tell stories about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the paranormal. ... more

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Track Name: Be My Bride of Frankenstein
Be my bride of Frankenstein
Girl I wanna make you mine
I'll give you a shiny rock
Zap you with electric shock

I got an updo with a lightning bolt
Come a little closer for a thousand volts
I'm gonna love you though you're not so smart
Say I do and I'll give you my monster heart

Igor and the doctor said
Someday son you'll still be dead
Good woman is hard to find
Make me one to make her mine

I got an updo with a lightning bolt
Come a little closer for a thousand volts
I'm gonna love you though you're not so smart
Say I do and I'll give you my monster heart

Fire bad
Fire bad
Put away your pitchfork baby don't be mad
Fire bad
Fire bad
Show me what you're doing in the doctor's lab

Stitch you up and set you free
Darling won't you marry me
Promise till death do we part
But for us that's just the start

I got an updo with a lightning bolt
Come a little closer for a thousand volts
I'm gonna love you though you're not so smart
Say I do and I'll give you my monster heart
Say I do and I'll give you my monster heart
Say I do and I'll give you my monster heart
Say I do and I'll give you my monster heart

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