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"Lyrically Pale Mara hold nothing back from us here, producing tracks that evoke deep emotions through rich poetry accompanied by harmonies that touch on the most treasured elements of the American songbook." -- Gashouse Radio


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SURVIVING THE GOLDEN AGE - Premiere: Pale Mara ‘Not Like I Used To’ (Official Music Video)


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“The harmonies on ‘Sun POV Song’ merge until the voices become inseparable from each other, and send us of on a wave of nostalgia and a longing for the warm summers of a long-ago age.” - ESSENTIALLY POP

“The duo specialize in an old timey sort of sound that brings to mind 70s AM rock — in particular, “Bird” recalls The Carpenters and Carole King among others. However, they do so without being a mere time period-based mimicry; in fact, underneath the autumnal vibes and careful attention to craft there’s a quietly self-assured sense of purpose that set it apart.” – JOY OF VIOLENT MOVEMENT 

"Robinson’s gorgeous voice effortlessly traverses this landscape of subtle harmonies and miles-long melodies. Evoking the lyrical rurality of Gram Parsons and the gentle jazzfolk shamble of Joni Mitchell, the track is both homage and rugged declaration of individuality." - THE SOUTHERN SOUNDING

“This is lead single, “Not Like I Used To.” The intro is simple enough until the piano is introduced. There, the song takes a dynamic turn as the piano echoes of an old western saloon. Instruments stacked on the other like a house of cards crashing before they are joined by Bones’ gritty vocals. It appears Ms. Robinson handles lead on many of the songs, as well. If we weren’t excited enough by what we’ve heard thus far, this tips the bar. We’re all in.” - GIGSOUP MUSIC

The band at  House of Dave  after a great week recording.

The band at House of Dave after a great week recording.


Pale Mara was founded on a cool, autumnal breeze that gently shook the boughs of cherubs and the hearts of willows as it exhaled the first beautiful licks of its life-song. Flowers sprung up in its wake, each born with the memory of a melody spinning in its roots. It courses from the past toward the present, bringing along with it all good things into now, where in an old apartment in the city, all tattered walls and half-light, Allison Robinson strums a G-major chord on an old, wood-worn-down acoustic as Lee Bones purrs some notes of harmony, both of them becoming embraced by the spirit of it - sweet as tender, loose as a barrel of old-timey candy. They give their hearts into it and are taken over by it, and it by them. They become indistinguishable, inextinguishable things. Pale Mara brought into the world. Reveling in the new, sitting comfortably in the armchairs of the old. Throw on a dusty record (something by Emmylou or The Band?), or bring out the fresh ink and watch some honestly bona fide lyrics spill out onto the page. Both and all. The song sings a few footsteps going forward. Calm nights passing, hot days blaring on. Pale Mara weaving its fingers into the earth. The sound calls to be rounded out, wishing for a new fullness. And that's where we find David Kammerer, Thea Garlid, and David Christian. Coming in and out. Drumming away, filling it out. A new percussive sense and a wholeness of flesh. It's all up there on stage right now - beneath the lights as on the wind, reawakening a spirit long into its slumber. Shaking in its teeth. It takes hold of softly solid ground and reshapes it anew and in its own image, and that’s where we’re at – it’s magical.

--Sean Damlos-Mitchell





Allison Robinson and Lee Godleski


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