In february 2018 Santa Rosa Records, based in San Marcos, Texas, has re-released “Satan is a Farmer”, by The Flaming Banshees (that is to say Duncan McKnight & Iain Ross), a fantasticly unorthodox and experimental psych album originally published in 2008 via False Apostle Records when the duo were living in Berlin. In the album is noticed inmediatly the genius -through different layers of sound- superimposing new wave details and neo psychedelic glows in ‘1000 days of sleep’, a intense track where the cadence, the rhythm and the voice of Duncan McKnight remember the feeling of bands like ‘Echo and the Bunnymen’. The album -with a great deal of originality- goes through the puriest psych-folk sound in ‘If You Love Somebody’ with strokes that caress reminiscences of bands in the style of The Zombies, going up to get the most disturbing sound of ‘The Stooges’ in ‘Skeleton Cabaret’, till reach the sensitivity of ‘The Velvet Underground’ that appears in “Train Back Home” and “Rick Was Right”, the final track of the EP.
Duncan McKnight is as well the leader of The Virgin Tongues, creators of inspirational post-punk and neo-psych daydreams as ‘Six Feet Underground’, ‘The Light’ and ‘Fugitive’.
Duncan Mcknight, based in Yucca Valley, CA, formed a new project with Brandon Williams and Shaun Tidwell called Dante Esperanza. The band released in 2017 the album-cassette ‘Highway Diamond’ via Spiderchild Records
At the same time and nowdays he carries out a solo project inmersed in a personal and modern concept of psych-folk sounds.
Duncan McKnight released Daniel Johnston’s ‘True Love Will Find You in the End’ on Santa Rosa Records May 13th, 2018. New EP will be out this summer.