August 5, 2017

Tour Dates Are Up!

Kelli Frances will be heading out a three week tour starting in her hometown of Chicago on August 29 at Cafe Mustache  and finishing in Seattle at The Vera Project, September 23. Special thanks to artist CM Ruiz for the tour poster.

 

July 27, 2017

Rafael, New Music Video By Kelli Frances Corrado

Rafeal is the second single on 'Book of Echoes.' This music video is the first solely created and edited by Kelli Frances. It features live footage from an intimate performance at Gamba Forest Gallery in Brooklyn with promoter Brooklyn Wildlife and Jason Smith on bass. It also hosts images from photographer Angel Ceballos, which were taken of Kelli Frances for 'Book of Echoes.' Rafael was recently featured on Chicago's, Radio One Show KLUW 88.7FM. 

 

July 24, 2017

Summer Songwriting Camp For young Creatives

Kelli Frances Is hosting her first , very own songwriting camp for young adults. The camp focuses on creativity, instrument lessons, personal empowerment and guest performers. Below is camps first day performer, songwriter Irene Bowen (Kelli Frances first songwriter student). You can here her music HERE

 

June 20, 2017

Brooklyn Residency June 23-25: Teaching and Performance

Kelli Frances will be teaching vocals, guitar and producing at Willie Mae Rock Camp Ladies Rock Camp June 23-25.. Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls was the first camp of it's kind and has hosted other teachers such as Kathleen Hannah, Spinderella and Sanitgold as well as many other talented artists.Kelli Frances will also be performing on June 25 with promoter Brooklyn Wildlife. There will also be a  panel discussions on 'Misogyny in Music' held at Gamba Forest from 5pm-9pm.

 

June 9, 2017

New T-Shirts- 'Blood Moon and The Silver Cats'

Wear gold, stare straight into the eyes of strangers, believe in yourself and the power of the blood moon.

The Blood Moon and Silver Cats T-Shirt is printed on a 100% black cotton shirt with red and silver water based ink. Unisex black crew neck shirt. This is a limited item. Design by BK Tran and printed at Ink Knife Press. Available HERE

June 7 2017

Grrrls With Guitars Gives Book of Echoes, **** Star Review And Front Page Feature!

 

Book of Echoes - Kelli Frances Corrado (Flat Field Records), Review ****

 by Hannah Golightly

Kelli Frances tracked me down via twitter (@grrrlswithguitars) to introduce me to her music. And I am so glad she did. Her sounds is so unique that I can’t compare it to anything else. Perhaps though, the vocals are a touch like Goldfrapp, but even so Kelli manages to sound even more ethereal and siren-esque. ‘The Roses Courage’ is the first single and video from Kelli Frances Corrado’s album Book Of Echoes, released on Flat Field earlier this yearThe album itself is a concept record,

“each song is dedicated to an Arc angel and a personal healing lesson” says Corrado.

Corrado is a multi-instrumentalist who has collaborated here with Caitlin Olive on violin and Adrienne Davies on percussion. The beats on ‘The Roses Courage’ are Middle Eastern inspired.

“It is a regenerative spell woven of feminist power incantations.” she says.

The video sets the perfect mood for the song, with it’s roses and haze of smoke. The theme is witchcraft and female empowerment. Kelli Frances Corrado takes centre stage in this ritualistic and symbolic video. There’s a powerful scene where Corrado’s being surrounded by The Skate Witches collective as she casts spells in a trance and they fly by on skateboards, violins playing on and the dominant thunder of the drums journeys us to altered states.

Book Of Echoes – Kelli Frances Corrado is out now on Flat Field Records.

 

June 2, 2017

Music Video, The Roses Courage on TV!

Beginning next Tuesday, The Roses Courage video will be featured on TV in Vienna! It will be featured on music and video show- Poplastika Okto hosted by artist and female:pressure member Christina Chra Nemec

April 21, 2017

Book of Echoes Out! Released With Specialty Item!

 

BOOK OF ECHOES is a concept album. The 7 songs are chapters from a two year time span which tell the story about 7 personal healing lessons and 7 Arc angels. Starting with being stranded on the side of a dark forest road, a death of a close friend, betrayal by business associates and an explosive life changing show in Brooklyn's experimental hip hop world. Lessons on having courage in moments of vulnerability. Kelli Frances fuses her own experiences and the classic tales of 7 Arc Angels. Discovering how ancient themes: hopes and fears repeat themselves.To strengthen the parallels between stories each song is written in the key (according to the lore) of the Arc Angel it is dedicated to.

This release features musicians: Adrienne Davies from EARTH on percussion, Derek Terran from Wind Burial on drums, Jayson Kochan from Midday Veil on bass , Caitlin Olive on violin and a collaborative track with techno artist Bardo Basho. BOOK OF ECHOES was engineered and co-producer by Jeffery Mcnulty at The Killroom. Artwork by Natalie Foss.

Flat Field Records has released a limited run of 300 Cassette/Download Cards  Available Here

Specialty Item- Book of Echoes, Self- Care Kit

Book of Echoes, Self-care Kit includes; one cassette/download card, an angelic tarot deck hand drawn by Kelli Frances and a candle created under February's Imbolc full moon lunar eclipse in collaboration with Wonderland Bath & Beauty products. 

Book of Echoes Self Care Kit- $25
There is a limited run of 25 and will only be available at shows or directly from Kelli Frances HERE

April 7, 2017

Just Announced! Show at Georgetown Carnival!

Kelli Frances has been invited to play the notorious Seattle Georgetown Carnival arts and music festival,on June 10. She will be performing at Georgetown Music Acoustic Armageddon Stage at 5pm

 

March 30, 2017

New Track from Book of Echoes Premiered!

Kelli Frances is honored to have her hometown of Chicago's, Radio One Show KLUW 88.7FM, premier new track, Rafeal and featured it for the week. Take a listen here RAFEAL . Book of Echoes, will be out April 21,2017. She will also be doing a live in-studio performance later this summer at KLUW in Chicago, on August 31. 

 

 

February 9, 2017

DASWASSUP PRESENTS- Kelli Frances Corrado Opens For Miserable

Kelli Frances is in Seattle for the next few months preparing for her upcoming release, Book of Echoes. And played a surprise show last Thursday with Miserable (King Womans, Kristina Esfandari solo project) at Seattle's Victory Lounge. Photo by West Smith for NW Sound Exchange.

 

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JANUARY 28, 2017

Stories from new release, Book of Echoes published in Tides

During the creation of up coming release, Book of Echoes, Kelli Frances wrote folk tales and created drawings for each song. Her tale 'Stranded By Wolves' is featured in the premier issue of Tides.Tides is a zine dedicated to the woman's* exploration of the wild, written and visual, internal and external. Launch on February 18 from 7-9pm at Beats and Bohos in Seattle.

December 20, 2016

Brooklyn Wildlife and Gamba Forrest NYE Party

Kelli Frances will be performing alongside MC Crimdella, Leah King, Ohene Cornelius and many other talented artists. There will be libations, snacks, special treats and all types of goodies and surprises.Advanced tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gamba-forest-new-years-eve-fortress-tickets-30341399944?aff=es2

December 14, 2016

Music Video 'The Roses Courage' Released

In honor of the up-coming Solstice, the first song and video from new release, Book of Echoes is released. It was first premiered on October 6 at The Sunset Tavern at the GNAR BABES Showcase, co-presented by Tom Tom Magazine and Female:Pressure. It features female skateboarders from The Skate Witches collective.

December 10,2016

Two Shows to End 2016

A couple of last minute shows have been added. One at Hollow Earth Radio on December 16 in Seattle with Brooklyn artists Sir Kn8/Hila The Killa and local artist Red Alder and Falon Sierra. Beautiful poster art by artist Dax Edword (aka Diogenes). Kelli Frances will also be performing December 31 in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Wildlifes Presents New Years Eve party. Venue and details TBA very soon.

November 16, 2016

BOOK OF ECHOES, PRE-ORDER

A limited run of 300 cassettes with download cards put out by Flat Field Records. Official release date set for February 2017. Item will be shipped then.

BOOK OF ECHOES is a concept album. The 7 songs are chapters from a two year time span which tell the story about 7 personal healing lessons and 7 Arc angels. Starting with being stranded on the side of a dark forest road, a death of a close friend, betrayal by business associates and an explosive life changing show in Brooklyn's experimental hip hop world. Lessons on having courage in moments of vulnerability. Kelli Frances fuses her own experiences and the classic tales of 7 Arc Angels. Discovering how ancient themes: hopes and fears repeat themselves.To strengthen the parallels between stories each song is written in the key (according to the lore) of the Arc Angel it is dedicated to.

This release features musicians: Adrienne Davies/ EARTH, Derek Terran/Wind Burial, Jayson Kochan /Midday Veil, Caitlin Olive on violin and a collaborative track with techno artist Bardo Basho. BOOK OF ECHOES was engineered and co-producer by Jeffery Mcnulty. Artwork by Natalie Foss.

PRE-ORDER HERE

 

 

OCTOBER 13, 2016

ART INSTALLATION, ADVANCE COPIES OF 'BOOK OF ECHOES' AT THE TWILIGHT GALLERY 

Before new music video 'The Roses Courgae' hits the digital world,  it will be part of an art installation with jeweler The Small Beast, from October 13- November 10. The Small Beasts 'Prophecy' necklace is featured in the video. And the installation is part of group show, 'Hex and The Monstrous Feminine.' 'HEX and The Monstrous Feminine' examines the mystical and occult tools available in contemporary art and adornment. From where do we divine this power? What shields us? Featuring artwork by The Hoodwitch, Jordan Christianson – Seattle
Melinda Lee Holm – LA, Kook Teflon – Seattle and many other inspiring artists.

Advanced copies of 'Book of Echoes' will also be available at the Twilight Gallery on cassettes and with an exclusive digital download. Official release date set for February 2017 on Flat Field Records. This is a very limited run.

 

OCTOBER 3, 2016

INTERVIEW IN TOM TOM MAGAZINE

A TOM TOM MAGAZINE & FEMALE : PRESSURE SHOWCASE / BENEFIT FOR SKATE LIKE A GIRL article by Miro Justad.

A TOM TOM MAGAZINE & FEMALE : PRESSURE SHOWCASE / BENEFIT FOR SKATE LIKE A GIRL

article by Miro Justad.

 

TOM TOM-As a Female Pressure artist yourself, what kinds of connections have you gained from the database that other emerging artists might find enriching and useful? Can you tell us how you joined the database? 

I had been searching for a like minded artistic group and found out about Female:Pressure through a Fact Magazine article. I contacted them, they interviewed me and discovered we were a good match, so I joined. Female:Pressure has a wide definition for electronic music and for artists like myself, who use a wide range of instruments (Autoharp to Pattern Beat making), sometimes genres can feel pretty segregated. So Female:Pressure is great for any artist dedicated to their craft and  who has an electronic aspect to their music. It’s a powerful resource for sharing technical information about gear, shows and other music business. It’s also a been a pretty amazing way to meet other artists. For example- Last October, I played the first NYC Female:Pressure showcase co-presented by Tom Tom Magazine and Discwoman, curated by Female:Pressure member Leah King. Through this one show I connected with so many incredible people that I will be going back to perform in Brooklyn this September for the third time. 

TOM TOM- The teaser for your new album “Book of Echoes” shows strong symbolism like crescent moons, shades of purple/blue, candles, flowers, and female skate boarders. How are these symbols important to this project and to yourself?

I want to express strength and courage using feminine symbols. Not just being ‘pretty’ but vulnerable and fierce. The crescent moon is a symbol of mystery, intuition and femininity.For the promo video, jeweler, The Small Beast lent me her ‘Prophecy’ moon necklaces which are rough hammered silver. They represent a raw strength to me and I find the fearlessness of skateboarders inspiring. I am also grateful to my friend and artist Allyce Andrew whose unique eye helps me to bring these visuals to life. Stylist Isabela Garcia also lent her dreamy sensibilities. 

TOM TOM-Tell us about what it is like to create a concept album :

Creating Book of Echoes has been the most challenging and empowering body of work I have ever created. Technically, it was the first time I wrote all the beats by myself using electronic apps, live percussionists and hours in the studio manipulating sounds with engineer Jeffery Mcnulty. I also wrote each song in the key (according to the lore) of the Arc angel. For example- song, The Roses Courage is connected to the Arc angel Michael and is written in the key of G. Personally, the songs are chapters to a two year time span which tells the story of 7 healing lessons: losing my cat of 12 years, letting go of old friendships, being taken advantage of professionally. Lessons on learning on how to be strong in moments of vulnerability. 

TOM TOM-For people who have not had the pleasure of seeing you live, what sort of set up do you have on stage?

My set up is a combination of Autoharp, hand percussion, floor tom, effects pedals, iPad, lace fabrics and an old sewing machine table. And a live violinist. I try to create an atmosphere that you can disappear into through your eyes and ears.

TOM TOM- How did you initially hear of Skate Like A Girl and what has been your involvement with female skate boarders?

I first heard about Skate Like A Girl through Youngstown Cultural Arts Center director David Bestock. He introduce me to Nancy Chang who use to be the director of Skate Like a Girl and she helped me to find skaters for my music video, The Roses Courage. 

TOM TOM- The benefit show will be special not only because you will be coming home from tour, but also because you will be premiering a music video for us all! Can you give us a sneak peak of what to expect from the song/video?

The Promo Video for Book of Echoes, use visual samples from the up coming video, The Roses Courage. Take a peak..

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j01MLApMtVE

 

NEWS SEPTEMBER 1,2016

PROMO VIDEO FOR NEW RELEASE, BOOK OF ECHOES

Book of Echoes promo video by artist Allyce Andrews is a music and visual sampler. Giving a taste of the stories and videos to come. Featuring skate boarders from organization, Skate Like A Girl and filmed at the legendary, now defunct female owned strip club, The Lusty Lady. The is a story told in 7 songs, about 7 Arc angels and 7 healing lessons.

NEWS, AUGUST 28, 2016

ADVANCED COPIES, BOOK OF ECHOES, ARE HERE!

Advanced copies will be available at shows and at The Twilight Gallery (Seattle) for the month of October. Book of Echoes will be part of an installation by jeweler, The Small Beast at The Twilight Gallery. Flat Field Records will be releasing a limited run of 300 cassettes and download cards. Official release February 2017.

NEWS AUGUST 18, 2016

HOLLOW EARTH RADIO LIVE BROADCAST!

Yonic Boom is an all female group radio show aired on Hollow Earth Radio. Yonic Boom will be broadcasting live on Oct.6 at the GNAR BABES SHOW at The Sunset, Seattle. An evening curated by Tom Tom Magazine and Female:Pressure to benefit for Skate Like A Girl. Kelli Frances will be performing and premiering her first single/music video 'The Roses Courage' at the event.

NEWS AUGUST 16, 2016

Tour dates are up. More shows to be added

September 9- Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Fest, Secret Show RSVP only, click HERE, Brooklyn, NY

September 11- Gulu Gulu Cafe, Salem, MA

September 12- (early evening) In studio performance on Dirty Douglas Show on WUML Radio Lowell, MA

September 12-September 12- WEMF RAdio present, PA Lounge, Somerville, MA 

September 13- UnchARTed Gallery, Lowell, MA

September 14- Radio Bean, Burlington, VT

September 15- The Midway Way Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA

October 3- Interview on Yonic Boom Show, Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, WA

October 6- Female:Pressure and Tom Tom Magazine Showcase/Benefit for Skate Like a Girl, The Sunset, Seattle, WA

October 14-15- TBA, Boise, ID

November 5- Alternative Library, Bellingham, WA

 

NEWS JULY 28, 2016

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIER AND GNAR BABES SHOW ANNOUNCED

This is a very special show, October 6 at The Sunset Tavern, Seattle. It is the video premier for the first single, The Roses Courage, off new release, Book of Echoes. The video was filmed by artist Allyce Andrew (who did Lonely, Samba Style) with styling help by Isabela Garcia and features female skate boarders. And as a rep for Female:Pressure, Kelli Frances co-curated this benefit with Miro from Tom Tom Magazine and Kristen from Skate Like a Girl.

NEWS JULY 15

ON AIR IN EUROPE AND RUSSIA

DJ/Artist Ksenia Kamikaza from the Intelligent Beats Radio Show has put track, Swan Initiative, in rotation. The Intelligent Beats Show can be heard in Riga, Latvia and over 40 cities in Russia.

 

NEWS JUNE 26, 2016

BROOKLYN WILDLIFE SUMMER FESTIVAL

Kelli Frances invited to play Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival September 3-10. Specific performance details: date, venue and time TBA.

 

NEWS JUNE 11,2016

ALBUM ARTWORK ANNOUNCED FOR UP COMING RELEASE, BOOK OF ECHOES

Norwegian illustrator, Natalie Foss was commissioned to draw a portrait for up coming release, Book of Echoes. Natalies work has been featured in Juztapose Magazine, a cover of The Handmaids Tale for Penquin Books and galleries worldwide.

 

 

NEWS APRIL 22, 2016

NEW TRACK ON #SHOUTYOURABORTION MIX TAPE

New unreleased track, Rafeal, featured on ‪#‎shoutyourabortion‬ mix tape, Rafeal features Jayson Kochan on bass (Midday Veil, Airport). The mixtape features many great artists on it: Lilac, The Shivas, Acapulco Lips to name a few. Curated by SS Emerald and Ben Redder, released on Sands Vacation Records. Available in Seattle at Everyday Music and Spin Cycle.

NEWS, March 15,2016

First East Coast Tour!

April 15- Brooklyn Wildlife presents Sir Kn8 release show, Muchmore's, Brooklyn, NY

April 16- Brooklyn Music Video Festival presented by Brooklyn Wildlife and 95 Lens. Event sponsored by The Fader, 255 McKibbin Lofts, Brooklyn, NY

April 20- L'Escalier, Montréal QC

 

 

NEWS, February 14,2016

Benefit Show and Mixtape Release #SHOUTYOURABORTION

Benefit show for #shoutyourabortion and mixtape cassette release on March 4 at the Black Lodge and Victory Lounge in Seattle. There will be advanced copies for sale, released by Sands Vacation and BRAT Records. Kelli Frances has an unrelease track called 'Rafeal' with artist Lilac, Airport, Scott Yoder, The Shivas and many other talented artists.

NEWS, OCTOBER 10, 2015

Kelli Frances Corrado Invited To Play First NYC FEMALE:PRESSURE Showcase  

On October 23, international electronic music and artist collective Female:Pressure host their first show in NYC curated by artist and Female:Pressure member Leah King. This event is co-presented by Discwoman and Tom Tom Magazine.

NEWS, SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2015

Kelli Frances Corrado Performing at Gatas Y Vatas Festival

Gatas y Vatas is an all-ages music festival for female solo artists to push their own boundaries and those of their audience. The festival began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2010. This year, it’s hitting the road and heading to The VERA Project in Seattle. There is also a mix tape available, proceeds benefit the festival which is DIY and volunteer run. Kelli Frances has a new version of track, Chimney Sweep Vs The King featured.

 

 

NEWS, AUGUST 7,2015

ONE HOUR LIVE, RECORDED SESSION FOR FEMALE:PRESSURE ON FRISSION RADIO, BERLIN

An hour live session recorded at Kelli Frances studio for Female:Pressure on Frission Radio (Berlin), featuring new unreleased tracks, with violinist Caitlin Olive, engineered by Jeffery Mcnulty and guest drummer Derek Terran (Wind Burial).

 

NEWS, July 7,2015 

STACKEDD MAGAZINE PREMIERS NEW MUSIC VIDEO & INTERVIEW

If David Lynch is considering new contenders to serve as chanteuse for the Twin Peaks reboot, Seattle’s own Kelli Frances Corrado should be high on that list. Her spooky, off-kilter blend of  Northwest ethereal charm and  melodic, other-worldly, quirkiness  were recently captured in Kelli’s new video for ‘Lonely, Samba Style’ directed by STACKEDD Alum Allyce Andrew. You can check KFC out live atthe Highline on July 8 with the all -lady bill of Spectacular Spectular and Full Moon Radio before she heads into the studio for the rest of the summer.  Kelli recently took the time to play “Top Five” with STACKEDD – clueing us in on her loves, dream collaborators and the makings of her signature sound.

 

Who are your Top Five most influential artists, musical or otherwise?

KFC: Portishead, Anais Nin, Edith Piaf, Folklore and fairy tales writers, and St.Teresa

 

If you could dinner with any 5 musicians living or dead who would it be?

KFC:  Left Eye (TLC), JDilla, Ella Fitzgerald, St. Teresa, and Leonard Bernstein

 

What are your Top Five show moments (as a musician or an audience member)?

KFC:  Musician:

Performing live and being filmed for Lartsenic Blog in Marseille. It was outside of Norte-Dame de la Garde, a 13th century Byzantine Church on top of a mountain facing the ocean. One of my band mates was crying throughout our whole set because of the beauty.

The first time my dad saw me perform. It was at the Vera project a couple of years ago. Very spiritual, right around the time, I started having out of body experiences on stage during singing.

Audience member:

Cocorosie -The first time I saw CocoRosie which was 5 years ago, I left in the middle of their set and stood outside, overwhelmed and completely schooled by their musical and visual presentation.

Koko Taylor- I saw her when I 15 years old at the Chicago Blues fest. She was wearing a silver sequined dress, gold grill, barefoot and sang her heart out.

Statice- going to see one of my songwriting students perform at the Langston Hughes monthly open mic. It was her first time, beautiful and courageous.

 

What are your Top Five most musically inspiring places in Seattle?

KFC: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, The Frye, The Hideout (Bar) Hollow Earth Radio, My bed/ dream-life

 

If you could collaborate with any five women in Seattle who would they be and why?

KFC: Thee Satisfaction + Caitlin Olive (Violin) + Adrienne Davies (drummer for Earth) = my dream Seattle 12″ inch. I thought long and hard about this question because the last time I answered a question like this it came to pass. I think of making music like making a quilt, pulling in different textures and piecing them together for one creation/song. Growing up in Chicago gave me a solid base of hip hop but my spirit is somewhere at a doom Renaissance festival. So I would choose this orchestra. AND if Alicia Amiri ever wanted to manage an artist…

By Ma'Chell Duma LaVassar @stackeddmag · On July 7, 2015

 

NEWS, JUNE 5,2015

IN STUDIO RECORDING NEW RELEASE

Kelli Frances is back in the studio writing and recording her next release, with producer/engineer Jeffery Mcnulty and a new slew of musicians; Caitlin Olive on violin, Adrienne Davies (Earth) on percussion, Derek Terran (Wind Burial) on percussion and Jayson Kochan (Airport and Midday Veil) on bass. 

NEWS, JANUARY 20, 2015

Feature in Feminist Blog, "The Girls Are..."

Kelli Frances Corrado might look like she should be in Alisha’s Attic (or maybe that’s just wishful thinking from someone as hopelessly infatuated with 90s girl-pop nostalgia as me), but the Seattle songwriter’s sound is entirely her own.

Following former lives as a tap dancer and army wife, as well as a four-year history of vocal and guitar duties with ambient noisesters Arkade, Kelli’s solo efforts feature soundscapes recorded in an assortment of weird and wonderful places, including a sea plane port, church, boat house and warehouse with six-second reverb. And although she’s still relatively unknown in the UK, lately many an influential music biz type have been giving her rave reviews, from the owners of Fat Cat and Light in the Attic Records to the almighty Ruth Barnes from The Other Woman.

Produced by Brian Deck (a chap of many talents who has worked with Modest Mouse and Iron & Wine), Kelli’s latest track The Swan Initiative has that scratchy lo-fi evocative edge that reminds me of comedowns on grey afternoons, soundtracked by bootleg cassettes with their liquorice spaghetti insides stretched and distorted from being played too many times.

Coupling bittersweet, ethereal vocals with grandiose violins and cellos, underscored by a sinister metronome of pulsing drums, the finished tracks are dark, atmospheric and enchanting, reminiscent of The Howling BellsBat for Lashes or Black Box Recorder. Deliciously seductive, Kelli’s songs get into your head and under your skin, like an obsessive teenage crush. Keep a close watch on this one, because I’m sure she’ll be stellar before long.

 

Jane Bradley