Etienne de Rocher Music
Haunted Shed’s frontman (and founder) brings his exotic blend of music to our welcoming ears on this part three of our three-part series. And it is simply more of the same… same fun, same ground-breaking music, same shared love of music.
From Todd Rundgren to The Meat Puppets we hear a wide range of music. And we finish off this scrumptious Faltering Light in style. And finally, Mr. de Rocher agrees that indeed Todd Rundgren has something to do with one of his tracks. Whew!
Etienne de Rocher Bio
[From HAUNTED SHED . COM]
Fronted by lifelong musician and songwriter Etienne de Rocher, Haunted Shed sometimes sounds like it evolved from the West Coast’s lineage of late 20th century indie rock. Other times it sounds like there is a new genre happening here, right before our ears: something that unravels familiar sounds from the past to weave into brand new patterns and shapes.
Etienne was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama but came up in the San Francisco, Bay Area’s vibrant 1990s music scene before relocating to Athens. His eponymous 2006 album has garnered a cult following – the kind that still pay him well to play private events and evening front-porch shows, streaming long distance in real-time. Etienne’s songs have always blended the avant-sonicity of indie rock with the elegance of 1960s baroque pop. But with Haunted Shed, many of his lyrics conjure the specters of Southern Gothic tomes. He explains, “These themes are definitely a big part of how I saw the South growing up. And it was something I missed during my West Coast years. You can’t escape it in Athens. It’s steeped in the soil, trees, and buildings.” This is handsomely contrasted with songwriting and compositional arrangements that enter an entirely advanced dimension, with ample help from some of Athens’ most seasoned veterans.
|Aurora Borealis||Meat Puppets||II||1984|
|All My Friends||Primitons||Strum & Thrum||2020|
|Cursed Female||Porno for Pyros||Porno for Pyros||1993|
|That’s When I Reach for My Revolver||Mission of Burma||Signal Calls and Marches||1981|
|Old Joy||Haunted Shed||Faltering Light||2021|
|Innocence of Man||Haunted Shed||Faltering Light||2021|
|Faltering Light||Haunted Shed||Faltering Light||2021|
|Hypno||Haunted Shed||Faltering Light||2021|
|The Spark of Life||Todd Rundgren||Todd||1974|
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