Scarlet Sails (band)
Scarlet Sails performing at Rough Trade NYC
|Origin||New York City|
Mark Christopher Kohut
The band’s name comes from the 1923 adventure novel by Russian author Alexander Grin, a story about dreams coming true, no matter how silly, futile, or far-fetched they may seem. The young heroes in the story, Assol and Gray, are described as dreamers, misunderstood by those around them. Gray, a wealthy heir, wants to become a captain and runs away from home to fulfill his dream, eventually meeting Assol, who as a child, encounters an old man who claims to be a wizard and promises the girl that one day a prince will come on a ship with scarlet sails to carry her away. The villagers scoff, but Assol believes her dream will come true one day. As a child, this story was among Olya’s favorites.
When singer Olya Viglione, a classical music school trained pianist, was 21, she left her home country of Russia to move to New York City. She met Brian Viglione at Bowery Electric in June 2013 at a Black Flag tribute show. At the time of their meeting, Brian had recently joined the American folk punk band Violent Femmes. In March 2014, the two were married in New York City. In the interim, he collaborated with Olya, recording their first EP as Scarlet Sails in late 2015. In December 2015, Brian left Violent Femmes to dedicate his time to Scarlet Sails. Their self-titled EP, produced by Martin Bisi, was released January 15, 2016.
They recorded their debut album, Future From The Past, in December 2016, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign, it was released on April 10, 2017.
Musical style and influences
Their style is most often described as "lyrical and intense," and often "theatrical,” “noir-pop,” and “genre-bending.” They have been described by Impose Magazine as managing to “tie in a wealth of tracks divided by several genres to create a succinct and strangely beautiful whole.”
- Olya Viglione - Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Ukulele, Guitar
- Brian Viglione - Drums, Vocals, Guitar
- Mark Christopher Kohut - Guitar
- Kevin Jones - Bass
|2017||Future From The Past|
|2016||"I'll Be There"||Scarlet Sails EP|
|"Wonder Why"||Non-album single|
|2017||"Boy You're Wrong"||Future From The Past|
|"Spell My Name"|
|"Upside Down"||Non-album single|
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