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San Francisco, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2010

San Francisco, CA
Established on Jan, 2010
Band World Art Rock



The best kept secret in music


"Playland at the Beach Review"

The Reverend LordRifa typically explores dark and foreboding soundscapes, and PLAYLAND AT THE BEACH remains yet another journey into an aural funhouse of fractured horns and surprising musical twists and turns.
But, this time, there¹s a ray of sunlight beaming across the desolate frontier, thanks to some uplifting funk (props to drummer Steve Levy and bassist Shawna Love here), and vocal mash-ups by Shalee, Ana Kardiam, and the Rev that evoke cool ¹70s funk-jazz cabaret, but as smacked-up by an outing through THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.
The guitars are often angular, biting, and delightfully off-kilter, and are reminiscent of the cutting-edge guitar textures of SCARY MONSTERS-era Bowie.
This is music that challenges, but it¹s also music you won¹t soon forget.

​Michael Molenda, Editor-in-Chief, GUITAR PLAYER magazine. - Michael Molenda-Guitar Player


  1. Short Stories Vol. 1
  2. The Transmogrification of the Goddess
  3. American Spring
  4. Persona Non Grata
  5. Playland at the Beach
  6. Short Stories Vol.2 Cinema Patetique


Feeling a bit camera shy


 We are one of the purveyors of the "New Americana" genre. We are writers and performers of film music.

 What is the New Americana? It is the blending of all the influences of modern America on what we write, who we are, how we live and what we play.

 The New Americana genre is the only true music space that represents what America is actually about-today. Multi cultural, Multi racial, Multi generational and free of gender restrictions

 It has roots in blues, funk, world music, progressive, hip hop, classical and rock. It is about social justice as much as it is about love songs. It is about protest and awareness as much as it is about nasty funky beats. It is contagiously danceable!

Writing music for the cinema allow us to take this rich musical heritage and combine it in ways that are unexpected and unique.

 We grew up listening to Funkadelic, Marley, Stravinsky, Paxton, Dylan, NWA, Wynona, Slash, Beck and on and on and on....... We are the sum of their musical ideals.

LordRifa represents America in our times. It steals from the past, plunders the future and documents our times.

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