[Middle English, from Old English scaerlinc, from scar+ -ling, -linc -ling; akin to Old High German von scar, Latin scarnos] First appeared 1999
1. the smallest mark on your heart left by the healing of a severe injury.
2. he or she who is scarred densely almost emotionless
3. a mentally challenged/physically handicapped sibling of a normal star
4. a band from Los Angeles
So Long, Scarecrow bio
One of Scarling’s many definitions is the smallest mark left on your heart - yet after hearing Scarling. the band, you’ll agree their sound is anything but small. With the release of last year’s critically acclaimed Sweet Heart Dealer, an EP that ultimately led them to a Short List Award Nomination, Scarling. has been capturing the hearts of their steadily growing fan base, with their knack of redefining noise and chaos within the context of pop songs and expanding the ventricles of gloomsters and fey indie rockers alike.
Their live shows stun and startle with equal parts fury and delicacy. Scarling’s witty take on art-rock, melancholy and a jarring take-no-prisoners sound are delivered effortlessly, approximating everything from space-station climates to sperm whales rollin’ on E, all while delivering solid songs.
In 2004, Robert Smith handpicked Scarling. as one of the seven acts to tour with his Curiosa Festival, along with Interpol and Mogwai. When asked about how she felt being able to play with one of her long time favorites , Jessicka simply replied, “The Cure has always been one of the only bands I found worthy of surrendering everything in exchange for nothing, They have yet to break my heart."
Although The Cure‘s influence is evident, it’s the collision of their collective diverse influences as well as the ability to properly utilize feedback and noise that gives Scarling. their signature sound. A sound created roughly three years ago in Los Angeles, when noise theorist Christian Hejnal and surname-free singer Jessicka bonded over an unbridled hatred of the legion of clinging parasites and soulless zombies choking the life out of music. After a few line up changes, the duo found like minded souls in Beth Gordon (drums), Derik Snell (bass), and Rickey Lime (guitar).
This new and improved lineup brings you their first ever full-length, So Long, Scarecrow, out October 25th on Sympathy for the Record Industry. A fitting title for a band that has grown by leaps and bounds and left so much behind in a year. Though it’s difficult to truly describe Scarling’s sound ( live or recorded), it's been said that Scarling. is a charming cocktail of “nu-gazer” hallucinogenic, blissfulness, and post-grunge raw intensity, but it sounds so much better coming from Alternative Press who said“ Scarling. sounds like being French- kissed by the most beautiful beings in the world, and then being unable to stop the bleeding. Really alluring yet massive stuff.”