Meernaa with bell's roar and Otto Hauser


Meernaa with bell's roar and Otto Hauser

bell's roar, Otto Hauser

Wed · December 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Meernaa is Carly Bond’s beautiful, freaky dream. When you listen to her songs, you have the feeling of being in this dream: walking alone in the woods, sometimes spooked
and sometimes elated, and you are uncertain whether or not you will wake up in a familiar place. Bond (guitar and vocals) formed Meernaa with Rob Shelton (keys) in Oakland in 2015. They are natural collaborators (both work as engineers at John Vanderslice’s recording studio Tiny Telephone) who draw influence from the environments of the Bay Area, where the shift between dramatic landscapes can be hard to perceive.

Bond’s songs are expansive and arresting; what starts as an amorous croon can transform into a full psychedelic eruption. With Andrew Maguire (Mirah) on drums and Doug Stuart (Bells Atlas) on bass, the group creates a backdrop of syrupy grooves that allow Bond’s seemingly ancient voice to take the listener through moments of catharsis and moments of play. Meernaa doesn’t fit squarely into a single genre; at times it feels like a fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms.

Like a true spirit quest, Meernaa will allow you to let go of something you didn’t know you were holding.

The debut EP Strange Life was released June 2018 on Native Cat Recordings.
bell's roar
The name bell’s roar symbolizes the focus and attitude held in Sean Desiree’s solo project. It’s a reference to feminist writer bell hooks who speaks of intersectionality and solidarity in their work. Being a queer, gender nonconforming person of color Sean cannot isolate forms of oppression. The roar represents the fight to not be silent and to use their creative voice to stop ongoing domination. The goal of the music is to reinforce solidarity within the movement and create affirming spaces for queer and trans people of color. They’ve taught themselves to play multiple instruments and produce in order to keep the project true to their voice and self sustaining. They have performed everywhere from art hubs like the Brooklyn Museum and Andy Warhol Museum to institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh, Cornell, Columbia and Rutgers. They have a new self-produced album coming out Spring 2017 on Firebrand Records.
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498