Sarah Perrotta, Globelamp
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Sarah Perrotta has composed music on the piano and sang since early childhood. Her unique piano driven songs and ethereal voice draw from many influences, including classical, jazz, rock and experimental.
Perrotta's first album Drink the Sky was released in 2000 under the band name Outloud Dreamer, a duo with bassist/producer Carl Adami. Then Sarah Medenbach and Adami often played the storied venues of Greenwich Village in New York City, including The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaways and The Sidewalk Cafe. Their album received rave reviews, was named "Best Modern Rock Album of 2000” by WKZE radio and was in steady rotation at hundreds of radio stations throughout the USA. Sennheizer microphones endorsed Outloud Dreamer for Sarah's vocal performance on Drink the Sky.
In 2008, Perrotta released her second album The Well featuring renowned bassist Tony Levin (of King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, etc.) and the legendary Garth Hudson (of The Band) on accordion. The Well was mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Malcolm Burn. Following the release of The Well, Perrotta toured internationally with acts including Guster, Jason Colette of Broken Social Scene and The Barenaked Ladies. Tracks from The Well were in steady rotation on KCRW's “Morning Becomes Eclectic” radio show out of Santa Monica, CA.
2010 saw the release of Perrotta’s third album Tonight and also the birth of Perrotta’s first child. Tonight features Tony Levin on bass, guitarist Johnnie Wang and drummer Will Olsen. Performances and music from Tonight, including live video art synchronized to the album were used for a Pepsi-Cola commercial.
Perrotta is currently working on her fourth album with producer and renowned drummer Jerry Marotta at Dreamland Recording Studio in Hurley, NY.
Elizabeth Le Fey, Globelamp, wrote The Orange Glow “as a reflection of the last year and a half and how I got out of it alive.” After a painful breakup and the death of her best friend, Maia Hisomoto, Globelamp followed the seductive but ultimately “fucked up” lure of the “orange glow” into a fairytale forest full of poisoned flora, predatory fauna and unspeakable, hair-raising mysteries. “An ancient aching/It seemed so warm/The orange/The orange glow/I didn’t know I didn’t know.”
With a voice that can be either ethereal or savage, shimmery as California sunshine through the leaves of redwoods, or dark as a Washington rainstorm, but always haunting, Globelamp sings of loss, longing, survival and the enchantments of nature.
Her mother exposed her to ‘80’s glam rock and Globelamp began to play the piano at the age of four, though it was not until her 20’s that she shared her music with the world as part of the punk band Meowtain in Olympia, and later as the White Witch of Foxygen. After this, she took off on her own to write, produce and record her solo debut Star Dust and to tour the country as an “artist/traveller” (“If you're an artist or a traveler with tapestries/ I left the only girl I love in the Evergreen trees/… I brought her ashes to the sea”), gazing up at us from under glitter-encrusted eyelids under faux fur hoods, flower wreaths or tiaras. Globelamp’s voice has been compared to the likes of Stevie Nicks, Grace Slick, Kate Bush and Donovan, (I hear echoes of my personal favorites Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Tori Amos and Exene Cervenka) and one can recognize the influence of the supernatural, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, psychedelic folk music and punk, but her sound is distinctly her own.
On her new album, Globelamp is ultimately able to escape the sinister lure of the orange glow and emerge from the haunted forest alone, guided by the light of her own inner lantern. We follow close behind, transfixed and transformed, our hearts lodged, like a piece of the Faerie Queen’s rare tourmaline, firmly in our throats. “There are rivers and streams” leading back to her. “Lay your sorrows at her feet.”