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Faith & Disease

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Seattle, Washington, United States (1991 – present)

Faith & Disease is an band from Seattle, Washington, United States, formed in 1991. The founders and main members of the band are vocalist Dara Rosenwasser and guitarist / songwriter Eric Cooley.
Their often melancholy sound has been compared to early 4AD artists like Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, and This Mortal Coil, but they have also been influenced by Mazzy Star, The Cure (who they have covered), and The Velvet Underground, among others.

Their debut album “Beauty and Bitterness” was released in 1993 on local Seattle indie label, Ivy Records. It was followed by “Fortune His Sleep” (1995) and “Insularia” (1998). They also released a collection of live concert recordings, “Live Songs: Third Body”, in 1996. After this, they signed with the larger Projekt label and released “Beneath the Trees,” followed by “Dream the Red Clouds” EP, a collaboration with ambient artist Jeff Greinke. Their most recent release is “Passport to Kunming” in 2003.

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  • swirlyboy

    Where is Dara?

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • swirlyboy

    OMG...F&D is still present...I would pay to see that

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    @Carl..yes...they are great! Fortune his sleep- great album

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • carl2020

    Are these guys any good? If I like Lycia (Drifting, Baltica) and Trance to the sun (Atricious virgin) will I like them - if so, recommend an album that is similar?

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • the_spirit_mage

    I love "Born and Died on the 23rd". It reminds me of "I Saw You Fall" by Amber Asylum. I guess it just brings to mind the mourning traditions of a deceased child during the late 1800s-early 1900s (I'm a weird, weird girl for having this image in my mind while listening to music, but hey).

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ShySquirrel

    vote for this picture, please ;) http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Faith%2B%2526%2BDisease/+images/53787573

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • uzpurne

    Last.fm should make a feature of voting down tags so people with brains can get rid of the pestilence of "deathrock" tags on everything at least vaguely dark. BTW, very very very neat band.: )

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • vaughnvhalen

    Taking me somewhere ..! Great band !!!!!

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Iridescence

    TripleSol - What are you talking about? The vocals are outstanding.

    24 Aug 2010 Reply
  • rodoxo

    louise great cover

    13 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ShySquirrel

    For me Dara's voice is wonderful :) It has its own magic.

    10 Jul 2010 Reply
  • sing-sing

    love you)

    22 Mar 2010 Reply
  • kittencalamity

    I love, love, love them- but would hardly call them "deathrock"!

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Va_An

    Incredible music.

    23 Jan 2010 Reply
  • RedjMusic

    hi. If anyone would like to do a cdr trade...I have an old mix cd with: Faith & Disease, Zoe Keating, Gropius, Mercurine on it

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Gnukas

    Cocoon . <3

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Abendgeist

    Чудесная, очень романтичная музыка!

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Iridescence

    Yeah, if i want a band that sounds like the Cocteau Twins I'll listen to the Cocteau Twins. Faith & Disease have their own unique sound and I love it :)

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • accidentcauser

    I love their cover of Clan Of Xymox's Louise

    12 Apr 2009 Reply
  • ChrisZewe

    This sounds nothing like Cocteau Twins. Fuck if it isn't great though.

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
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