LIGHT ASYLUM – Interview

10 Jun

Here’s a clip from an interview with Shannon Funchess of Light Asylum for Imagine Fashion.

You can view the full video here.

Light Asylum is blowing up.  It’s been a long time coming for Shannon.  I remember the first time I heard her sing.  She was with Celena Glenn & The Victory Riot back around late 2002.  Lacy Rae Lancaster Perez (Living Days) was on drums and they were playing a neighborhood dive bar in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Hooper Street at Broadway.  It was the same bar that a year or so prior had crime scene tape around it as someone was mortally wounded just outside of its doors.  On the night of the show, I remember the crowd as small and friendly; both solemn and warm.  In some ways this scene informs Light Asylum’s music…dark and dangerous, brooding and hopeful.   When Shannon sings, you can’t help but be mesmerized and pulled into her world–just listen to the song “Dark Allies” and you’ll understand.

Light Asylum recently signed to Mexican Summer and will release their 12″ EP called “In Tension” in mid-June.  Check out the song “Skull Fuct” as Alex Lipsen did some tracking on this at Headgear.

-jackie lin werner

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