Where Birds Sing My Name

by Twilight Fauna

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toda Beautiful assemblage of musical puzzle pieces. Favorite track: Twilight Fauna - November's Cold.
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ᚱᛖᛖᛋᛖ ᛒᚢᚱᚾᛋ My most anticipated album of 2018 wasn’t The Shadowed Road by Sojourner. It wasn’t Cult of a Dying Sun by Uada. Hell, it wasn’t even They Often See Dreams About the Spring by the mighty Drudkh. It was Where Birds Sing My Name by Twilight Fauna. Conceived as a continuation of the stories and themes found on The Year the Stars Fell (an album I hold in very high esteem), WBSMN shot to the top my of must-hear list the moment it was announced.
The soul of the mountains and their people are alive in everything Twilight Fauna does, and listening to their albums is like stepping into a dark, depressing yet bleakly beautiful pocket of the world, completely forgotten by the rest of the world. Starting at album number one, it’s very easy to track this band’s impressive development and growth, and if they continue on the same trajectory they always have, Where Birds Sing My Name is going to be something very special indeed.
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    Limited to 200 copies on translucent green with yellow splatter. Comes in a full color jacket with double sided insert. Photography of Roan Mountain, TN by Joshua Chapman. Layout by Jaci Raia. Includes postcard featuring album artwork.

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    6 panel digipak printed by Flowing Downward and Avantgarde Music. Limited to 300 copies. All photography by Joshua Chapman. If you are in Europe please pick these up directly from flowingdownward.bandcamp.com/album/where-birds-sing-my-name-2

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    These are thinner than a traditional hoodie, a cross between a t-shirt and sweatshirt. Lost Cove design on the front by Stephen Wilson, the Unknown Relic. Old Time Mountain Music Logo on the hood. Proudly printed in Kentucky by the good folks at Forest Passage Printing. Very limited quantities in each size.

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    3x3" embroidered patch with heat seal backing. Design done in collaboration with Stephen Wilson, the Unknown Relic. A celebration of my home and my history. Limited to 100.

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This is, in so many ways, the follow up to The Year the Stars Fell. These two records will always be linked in my mind. So while Birds Sings My Name can stand on its own, I hope you’ll see it as the second half, and final part, of the same story. This is an album about about family, my home, and the things I love about this often painful existence. It’s about rebuilding your life after tragedy and finding a small piece of contentment in a chaotic world. I hope you find something worthwhile here. -Paul

"Twilight Fauna has been slowly coming into its own over the course of the past few years via a dizzyingly prolific release schedule, and I'm quite impressed by where they've ended up." -Noisey

"....a beautiful and soul baring effort, dynamic and stouthearted." -Metal Riot

"...a heartfelt album that lets you have a glimpse into Ravenwood’s world and gives you a chance to connect to your own." - Meat Mead Metal

"...the personal story of how community and country can heal even the deepest of wounds." -Nine Circles

"Decanting for a particular subject is complicated, because in all you find some beauty difficult to explain." -Necromance Magazine


released July 25, 2018

All music and production by Paul Ravenwood unless otherwise noted
Drums by Josh Thieler

J.P. Mathes II – banjo on tracks 1 & 4, guitar on track 4
Leona Mathes – fiddle on tracks 1 & 4
John Mooneyham – guitar on track 1, upright bass on track 4
Kendal Fox – additional vocals on track 3

“When Autumn Turns to Spring” based on Tiger Creek, written by J.P. Mathes II. Recorded live in East TN, summer of 2017.
“Crying Shame” written by Clifton Hicks

Photography by Joshua Chapman
Vinyl Layout by Jaci Raia
Mastered by Nick Stanger


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Twilight Fauna Jonesborough, Tennessee

Twilight Fauna is an atmospheric metal band devoted to telling the stories of Appalachia. These are deeply personal songs about myself and my home.

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Track Name: Twilight Fauna - Crooked Road
Where fires turn to blaze
In rain nor river
The hearth inside steadfast and strong
The lay of clouds on the ridge
Our sons will never walk that way

In some dark holler
In footprints in the snow
Tears and laughter intertwine
Consumed by the earth
And the passing of days
Hours run but will not turn back
Track Name: Twilight Fauna - November's Cold
Shadows lengthen on cold autumn days
Those long November grays, how they hold on to me
Moments between dark and dawn
The sun that burns on willow trees
Gives way to dark amber days
And there you stand, head in hands
Fallen like the autumn leaves

This silence is mine
Winter air and shining leaves
The mountains hold me in place
I can feel your absence
The spring still flows
But softer than before

I can still feel you
In the tears that fall
In the rocking chair and quilt
In the bird’s song
I will wait out the winter
In the valley and ridge
The terrain of my heart
Track Name: Twilight Fauna - Crying Shame
When I was a boy my momma used to say
Son don’t you ever let em see you run away
Well I tried to obey the words she said that day
But now I’m rotten and I just can’t get away

My father drifted away, my mother’s dead and gone
My sister died of shame, my brother never came home
I hear the voice of an angel singing my last song
Lord I never thought I would live this long

I never thought I would live this long
And I never thought I’d be this strong
I been running so long I can’t run no more
Lord I been running since the day that I was born
Track Name: Twilight Fauna - Chasing Shadows
When I was a boy, I used to run
Past the field stones
A silhouette against the barn
Let the trees stand in memorial
Of battles lost, of fires raging on
The mountains stand silent
Slowly they breathe, slowly they breathe

Torn daylight, little graves overgrown
Lightning across the sky
These are the landscapes where I grow
The lands inside, seeds to remember
Turning seasons and orange leaves
Where spring’s tender greens turn to white
This weary world I wander
I could see the rain in your eyes
Well springs crying out
Running in the cold night
Rolling tears through mountains
These foundations hold, they hold
They hold to me
Track Name: Twilight Fauna - The Path Home
Long I have come
And farther I’ve got to go
Each step heavier than the last
Each path closer to home

I’ve followed tracks that melt in the snow
And rising creeks that swallow the stone
The mountain she opens wide
Like blossoms on the ridgeline

But the green turned to gold
And I found my way home
Autumn leaves light the way
In the quiet rain
In the old barn that I left behind
It remains the same long after I’m gone

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