2011 album Red Planet made Rolling Stone's 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011'

Mojo Magazine: "Glowing, Warm, Triumphant"
ARBOREA is a musical duo from Maine, formed in the summer of 2005 by wife and husband Shanti Curran and Buck Curran. Since 2007 they've toured extensively throughout the US, UK, and Europe, curated two various artists compilations; We are All One, In the Sun: A Tribute to Robbie Basho and Leaves of Life, and released several full length albums.

Their latest Red Planet made Rolling Stone's Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011 (David Fricke), Top Vinyl Pick in Mojo, Portland Phoenix Top Ten Albums of 2011, Uncut Magazine's Top 100 Albums of 2011, and Editors Top Pick in Guitar Player Magazine. Recently returned from a stellar run in Europe, they're currently on tour stateside with their fifth album, Fortress of the Sun, which released in April.

"If you could take a shiver and slow it down so that it lasted for 50 minutes, you'd have Red Planet, the fourth album from Arborea. It's folk music that runs through your veins ice cold, but in a way that's so compelling and irresistible you can't help be moved by it. Red Planet is released by Portland label Strange Attractors Audio House, but Arborea actually hail from a spot much closer to the other Portland; the husband-and-wife duo of Shanti and Buck Curran live in Maine, a state of rugged beauty, endless forests, summertime bugs the size of hummingbirds, and a cold and rocky coastline. Shanti's voice rises above sparse instrumental backing like a cool fog, and while the pair has earned comparisons to acts like Pentangle and Alela Diane, to me Arborea sounds utterly unique and entirely captivating." - Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury

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Arborea with R. Keenan Lawler

Wednesday, July 10 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Uncle Slayton's

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