Roselit Bone are a band from Portland, Oregon, United States. They combine elements of 1950's Hollywood cowboy music, Mexican mariachi and ranchera, hot-rod rockabilly, and cinematic Morricone-esque arrangements with the visceral songwriting and stage presence of Nick Cave or Tom Waits. The result is a performance that draws from the loneliness, desperation, violence, and ominous beauty of the American old west to reflect on the chaos and environmental unraveling of the world to come.
For their Fringe performances, every night at PHOENIX BELOW from August 9 thru 26, the band will be performing as an acoustic trio, presenting stripped-down but all the more haunting and intimate versions of original songs and traditional western ballads.
«Roselit Bone is the place where Nick Cave and Ennio Morricone meet, where old style honky tonk collides with psychedelic noise scapes and indie attitude. It’s impossible to put a moniker on their music. Punk rock mariachi? Experimental country? Suffice to say that Roselit Bone are a band whose talents together create a moody, brooding, unique hybrid sound that gets under your skin and paints stark pictures in your mind. Hank Williams has a beer with William S. Burroughs in an empty desert honky tonk as David Lynch lurks behind a velvet curtain.» — Folk Radio UK
«To listen to Roselit Bone is like embarking on a journey; you’re invited into a nightmarish, cinematic vision of the bleak and the beautiful colliding. A dystopian world, full of ghoulish cowboys, wide-screen barren vistas, and a nagging doubt of whether you’ll even make it out of here with your mind intact.» — For the Rabbits UK