Meernaa is Carly Bond’s beautiful, freaky dream. When you listen to her songs, you have the feeling of being in this dream: walking alone in the woods, sometimes spooked and sometimes elated, and you are uncertain whether or not you will wake up in a familiar place. Bond (guitar and vocals) formed Meernaa with Rob Shelton (keys) in Oakland in 2015. They are natural collaborators (both work as engineers at John Vanderslice’s recording studio Tiny Telephone) who draw influence from the environments of the Bay Area, where the shift between dramatic landscapes can be hard to perceive.

Bond’s songs are expansive and arresting; what starts as an amorous croon can transform into a full psychedelic eruption. With Andrew Maguire (Mirah) on drums and Doug Stuart (Bells Atlas) on bass, the group creates a backdrop of syrupy grooves that allow Bond’s seemingly ancient voice to take the listener through moments of catharsis and moments of play. Meernaa doesn’t fit squarely into a single genre; at times it feels like a fantasy designed by Solange and Grizzly Bear on mushrooms. Like a true spirit quest, Meernaa will allow you to let go of something you didn’t know you were holding. The debut EP Strange Life will be out June 2018 on Native Cat.

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Date
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Location
Support Location Door Book
Door
APR 14 2018 BOTTOM OF THE HILL LUKE TEMPLE , OUTER EMBASSY 1233 17TH ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107 8pm tickets
8pm
JUN 01 2018
PERMANENT RECORDS 1816 W. SUNSET AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90026 6pm
6pm
JUN 02 2018 THE LOVE SONG RACHEL GOODRICH 446 S MAIN ST, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013 6pm tickets
6pm
JUN 03 2018 HENRY MILLER LIBRARY SUZ VALLEY 48603 HWY 1 BIG SUR, CA 93920 7pm tickets
7pm
JUN 04 2018 RICKSHAW STOP KACEY JOHANSING , EMILY RITZ 155 FELL ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 8pm tickets
8pm
JUN 05 2018 OUTER SPACE BLOOD HONEY 11TH AND MST, ARCATA, CALIFORNIA 95521 7pm
7pm
JUN 06 2018 DOUG FIR LOUNGE ASTRO TAN , LAURA PALMER'S DEATH PARADE 830 E BURNSIDE ST, PORTLAND, OR 97214 8pm tickets
8pm
JUN 07 2018
LE VOYEUR CAFE AND LOUNGE 404 E 4TH AVE OLYMPIA, WA, 98501 8pm
8pm
JUN 08 2018
MAGIC LANES SEATTLE, WA 8pm
8pm
JUN 10 2018
SAM BOND'S GARAGE 407 BLAIR BLVD, EUGENE, OR 97402 8pm
8pm
JUN 14 2018
SOPHIA'S THAI KITCHEN 129 E ST, DAVIS, CA 95616 8pm
8pm
JUN 15 2018
HICKEY FEST 69501 US-101, LEGGETT, CA 95585 7pm tickets
7pm
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