Friday, January 07, 2005

All-Female Band Raining Jane Launches New Album And National Tour

(LOS ANGELES): The up-and-coming, eclectic rock-folk band Raining Jane is blinging in the new year with the release of their sparkling new studio album, "Diamond Lane," followed by a four-month nationwide tour. "Diamond Lane" contains 11 tracks of energetic and original indie pop rock with touches of folk and funk, beautiful vocal harmonies, catchy melodies and hooks. Recorded at the legendary Village Recorder in Santa Monica, CA, "Diamond Lane" was produced, engineered and mixed by Grammy-award winner Mark Johnson (Ben Harper, Keb' Mo, Jackson Browne), and Robin Moxey.

"Sometimes folkie, sometimes funky, the ladies of Raining Jane consistently churn out engaging multi-instrumental rock music
highlighted by an intriguing use of dynamics and spot-on harmony vocals," Mike Moore of Music Connection Magazine writes. "While
Raining Jane's collective instrumental prowess is impressive, it's their sense of humor and tendency to induce mass sing-alongs that keep people coming back." Raining Jane will kick off the release of "Diamond Lane" with CD release shows in Los Angeles (Jan. 9) and San Francisco (Jan.15). They will then hit a circuit of colleges and clubs on both coasts and in between, including a stop in Minnesota for the 20th Annual Mississippi Music Festival. Making music together for nearly six years, Raining Jane is an
independent, all-female band based in Los Angeles. Their enthusiastic fan base grew out of the music community at UCLA, where three band members earned bachelor's degrees. In 2003 and 2004, Music Connection named the band a "Hot 100 Unsigned Act."
Raining Jane is a band with a national presence, distinct sound, magnetic live show, and now--a great record.

Raining Jane's music combines an eclectic roster of influences, including Ani DiFranco, Fleetwood Mac, Sleater-Kinney and The
Fugees. What seals the deal on the trademark Raining Jane sound is their stunning three-part vocal harmonies. All four band
members are music multi-taskers: guitarists/cellist Mai Bloomfield and guitarist Chaska Potter share lead vocals, bassist/guitarist Becky Gebhardt occasionally adds sitar to the mix, and drummer Mona Tavakoli sings back-ups, raps, and has been lauded for rocking the cajon--a wooden, rectangular drum originating in South America. "Diamond Lane" can be purchased at  starting Jan. 9, 2005.