Exit Verse – self-titled

Since the 2005 dissolution of post-rock lynchpins Karate singer-guitarist Geoff Farina has ploughed far more bucolic furrows with the bookish pastoral-pop of Glorytellers, as part of a rustic covers-centric duo with Chris Brokaw and as a solo troubadour.  However, after a recent brief stint in Chicago punk-improv outfit Bando, Farina has … [Read more...]

Geoff Farina – The Wishes Of The Dead

Having found such a refreshing sense of informality, looseness and balminess across two delightful albums in 2010 with the multi-talented Chris Brokaw – namely the covers-only The Angel’s Message To Me and the originals-led The Boarder’s Door – it’s relieving that erstwhile Karate frontman Geoff Farina has retained many of the same musical … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#12 (Geoff Farina on 1928 Sessions/Avalon Blues)

Geoff Farina (Karate, Secret Stars, Glorytellers) on… Mississippi John Hurt’s 1928 Sessions / Avalon Blues (LP and CD release respectively, various labels/years) John Hurt was known as a musician for only a short time during his long life. He enjoyed brief popularity in 1928 when he recorded these 13 classics for Okeh, and again during the … [Read more...]