Spells and Curses

Indie/alt/rock Spells and Curses started as therapy in an NYC basement. After losing a parent, ending a failed relationship, and moving on from unhealthy friend circles all within a few months, theRave was forced to start a new chapter in life and needed to exercise these unfamiliar feelings of love and loss: so he turned to music.

Spells and Curses started as therapy in an NYC basement. After losing a parent, ending a failed relationship, and moving on from unhealthy friend circles all within a few months, theRave was forced to start a new chapter in life and needed to exercise these unfamiliar feelings of love and loss: so he turned to music. Reluctant to express his vulnerabilities aloud in a studio, he self-produced what would become his debut album, SUADADE. The result was a blend of seductive crooning and anthemic battle cries that were difficult to classify yet hard to deny. Unable to keep this alluring medicine secret, he self-released the album under the name Spells and Curses. Overwhelmingly positive reaction allowed him to form a band to tour the album regionally. Keeping busy, they produced music videos while still receiving further critical praise. All this while maintaining a strong presence in NYC, playing to 10,000 people at the Queens Night Market, and packing hometown venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s Grocery, Bowery Electric, and the legendary Bitter End. Shortly thereafter, a chance visit to Las Vegas (and a most debaucherous and downright FILTHY 6 days) inspired theRave with a new album. Sinful Things represents a departure from SUADADE by featuring more layers and yet, more space. With lyrics reflecting on the intertwining nature of sin and willfulness to morality in today’s tech-heavy world, the album gained unanimous critical praise for its lush harmonic arrangements and diverse genre-blending sound. The strong reception gave way to a 2nd successful regional tour, further cementing Spells and Curses as the next sound to watch out for. Believing every song is a spell to enhance the moment or a curse to damn it, their mission remains; create “below the belt rock n’ roll” to not only think outside the box, but expand it.  www.spellsandcurs.es