Pocahaunted

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Pocahaunted
Origin Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
Genres Drone, psychedelic, funk rock, experimental, freak folk, dub, noise
Years active 2006 - 2010
Labels Not Not Fun, Woodsist, Troubleman Unlimited, Blackest Rainbow, Night People, Ecstatic Peace!
Associated acts Best Coast, Blackblack, LA Vampires, Sun Araw, Robedoor, Vibes, Topaz Rags, Psychic Reality, Dreamcolour, Magic Lantern
Website MySpace
Members Amanda Brown (lead vocals)
Diva Dompe (bass guitar, additional vocals)
Leyna Tilbor (keyboards, additional vocals)
Britt Brown (guitar)
Ged Gengras (drums)
Past members Bethany Cosentino
Cameron Stallones
Bobb Bruno

Pocahaunted (often shortened by the band to P-haunt) was a psychedelic/drone/dub band based in Los Angeles, California founded in 2005 by Amanda Brown and Bethany Cosentino.

History[edit]

Amanda Brown co-founded Not Not Fun Records in 2006; she and friend Bethany Cosentino (of Best Coast) formed the duo Pocahaunted the following year. The group has released over a dozen albums, a few EPs/singles, and several split releases, generally preferring the vinyl and cassette formats over compact disc. Their releases often have handmade/hand-painted artwork. The group has toured heavily since its inception and has had its music released by a wide array of experimental record labels, including ones based in Europe. They disbanded in August 2010.

Music[edit]

Pocahaunted's sound has undergone many stylistic shifts. Their early music was primarily based on improvised drones and filled with disorienting reverb and dub production techniques. During this time, they often called themselves "The Olsen twins of drone," in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Cosentino left for New York to focus on her sunshine pop project Best Coast ca. 2009, necessitating a lineup overhaul for Pocahaunted, including the addition of Brown's husband Britt Brown (a.k.a. Robedoor) on guitar, Diva Dompe (of Blackblack) on bass guitar and vocals, Leyna Noel Tilbor (Psychic Reality) on keyboards and vocals, and M. Geddes Gengras on drums. The band re-emerged in 2009 with a more upbeat, funk rock-based sound, while retaining dubby bass lines and a tribal overall sound.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Moccasinging - Not Not Fun (2006)
  • A Tear For Every Grain of Sand - Fuck It Tapes (2007)
  • Pocahaunted - Ruralfaune [France] (2007)
  • Split w/ Robedoor - Digitalis Recordings (2007)
  • Rough Magic - Blackest Rainbow (2007)
  • Chains - Teenage Teardrops (2008)
  • Peyote Road - Woodist (2008)
  • Beast That You Are - Night People (2008)
  • Island Diamonds - Arbor Infinity (LP, 2008) / Not Not Fun (CD w/ 2 bonus tracks, 2008)
  • Mirror Mics - Weird Forest (2008)
  • Live From the New Age - Not Not Fun (2009)
  • Passage - Troubleman Unlimited (2009)
  • Make It Real - Not Not Fun (LP/CD/cassette) (2010)

EPs & Singles[edit]

  • What the Spirit Tells Me - Buried Valley (2006)
  • Split w/ Mythical Beast - Not Not Fun (2007)
  • Emerald Snake On Ruby Velvet - Not Not Fun (2007)
  • Water-Born - Not Not Fun (2007)
  • Native Seduction - Arbor (2007)
  • Split w/ Charalambides - Not Not Fun (2008)
  • Bearskin Rug - Not Not Fun (2008)
  • Split w/ Orphan Fairytale - Release the Bats [Sweden] (2008)
  • Gold Miner's Daughters - Excite Bike Tapes (2009)
  • Threshold - Not Not Fun (2010)

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