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RAUSHI

West Hollywood, California, United States

West Hollywood, California, United States
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"PUSHED TO THE EMOTIONAL LIMITS, L.A. BASED POWERHOUSE ROCKER RAUSHI—FRONTING HER BAND OF THE SAME NAME—EMERGES WITH A CATHARTIC MASTERPIECE OF A DEBUT FULL LENGTH ALBUM, ‘HIGH TIDES COLLIDE’"

By the age of 20, small town Michigan native Dani Raushi (aka RAUSHI, also the name of the L.A. based singer-songwriter’s band) had sung at her grandpa’s church; taken gymnastics, dance, ballet and jazz classes; done pageants and competitions; run away from home; high-tailed it to Hollywood at 18; and toured Italy with her first pop EP. All those experiences were just the warm-up for her emergence a few years later touring Australia with bands Helmet and The Butterfly Effect, and becoming (what one friend calls) “a crazy, awesome, random hippie rock star superwoman who enjoys taking the world by storm.” It’s that fully realized, battle tested singer/songwriter we meet on RAUSHI’s triumphant, high octane, in your face full length debut High Tides Collide.

We’ve all heard great artists inspire us with their wild tales of heartache, but Raushi was slammed against even more intense emotional walls via crazy living situations with former band mates that would make a Reality TV producer blush. For Raushi, the great news is that music has long been a poetic tool that takes the darker energies of life’s mentally and emotionally charged situations and transforms betrayal and rage into positive release. With a lyrical flow of clever puns, High Tides Collide unapologetically exposes the risk of over-consumption within the volatile realm of all-consuming love. With their ‘take no shit’ attitude and songs that say “F--- You” to being mistreated, fooled and taken for granted, Raushi is a testament to the power of one’s will.

After three and a half years writing, living together, recording and all hardships that occurred, with their tenacious hard work, the LA based band finished recording their 11 song album at NRG Studios with the help of their mentor, multi-platinum producer/mixer, Jay Baumgardner and engineer Kyle Hoffman. The core creative relationship driving the collection is that between Raushi and guitarist/songwriter Robert King Geiser (April Six), who joined musical forces in the beginning of 2010. The band had just let go of their lead guitarist and bass player and with the weighted relationship of Dani and their rhythm guitarist/boyfriend Joey Hollearn, the band was struggling to stay sane and productive. Robert brought a fresh, progressive and rocking vibe that inspired the singer to continue writing songs for a band that evolved into the courageous ball of fire and fun that is RAUSHI. Guests on the album include Evanescence co-founder Ben Moody, who composed strings on the acoustic songs, “He’s Trying To Save Me” and “This Time”; bassist Doug Ardito of Puddle of Mudd, guitarist Shaun Morgan of Seether and Jay Gordon of Orgy, who also co-wrote and produced the album along with Jared Scott during the production at the band’s Hollywood home studio.

Despite numerous personnel shifts—including having to replace the entire band after four years right before a showcase earlier in 2012 for Sony/BMG—RAUSHI has headlined gigs performing their new music in both Los Angeles (Viper Room, House of Blues) and San Francisco (The Rocket Room). This summer, she is returning to her home state of Michigan to perform for the first time since she ran away from home at 16, to share a bill with rap rock band Crazy Town at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit July 22. Leading up to the show, the singer is doing radio interview appearances on Michigan stations 93.3 WKQZ (Z93), WSIS (Smile FM) 88.7 and Banana 101.5 in Flint.

Several internet stations based in the state have already picked up “He’s Trying to Save Me,” a dramatic acoustic guitar-orchestral piece about Raushi’s emotional rescue from harrowing circumstances. Other key tracks include the hard chugging, blistering title track, which sets the lyrical tone of the High Tides Collide experience by calling people out on their pious, high minded and suffocating BS; and the gritty and scorching first single “Over the Edge,” a tale of harsh betrayal that Raushi tries her best to put a lighthearted spin on—all while reminding us she’s not one to be messed with.

“This was such an intense album to write, and I’m relieved I had the strength to make it out alive,” says Raushi, who recorded her first rock album in 2007 under the band name Amphetame. “From the Eye Candy house in 2009, to all the pre production at the Amanda house in 2010, re-doing the album at Nrg in 2011 and the band wipe and reset in the beginning of 2012, this album has had its ups and downs. Constantly climaxed to extreme peaks, I had some of the best and worst times of my life—but I found my saving grace in the healing melodies and lyrics that floated within me. My belief in this world is to not live with regrets but to learn from our mistakes so we can ultimately become a better example of love and light. This album is about finding the strength within yourself when all else has crumbled below your feet...staying true to your heart and finding your way back when you haven't...learning to love and le - Jonathan Widran


"ROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES PRESENTS: THE BLiSTERiNG ROCK SOUND OF RAUSHi AND THEiR ViVACiOUS NEW RELEASE 'HiGH TiDES COLLiDE'"


JULY 14, 2012 - By the age of 20, small town Michigan native DANI RAUSHI (aka RAUSHI, also the name of the L.A. based singer-songwriter’s band) had sung at her grandpa’s church; taken gymnastics, dance, ballet and jazz classes; done pageants and competitions; run away from home; high-tailed it to Hollywood at 18; and toured Italy with her first pop EP. All those experiences were just the warm-up for her emergence a few years later touring Australia with bands HELMET and THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, and becoming (what one friend calls) “a crazy, awesome, random hippie rock star superwoman who enjoys taking the world by storm.” It’s that fully realized, battle tested singer/songwriter we meet on RAUSHI’s triumphant, high octane, in your face full length debut HIGH TIDES COLLIDE.We’ve all heard great artists inspire us with their wild tales of heartache, but Raushi was slammed against even more intense emotional walls via crazy living situations with former band mates that would make a Reality TV producer blush. For Raushi, the great news is that music has long been a poetic tool that takes the darker energies of life’s mentally and emotionally charged situations and transforms betrayal and rage into positive release. With a lyrical flow of clever puns, HIGH TIDES COLLIDE unapologetically exposes the risk of over-consumption within the volatile realm of all-consuming love. With their ‘take no shit’ attitude and songs that say “F--- You” to being mistreated, fooled and taken for granted, Raushi is a testament to the power of one’s will.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!! - Brian Lush


"Raushi - High Tides Collide"

Exploring LA based Raushi's emotionally turbulent debut album, High Tides Collide, lead singer, Dani Raushi, guides the way with the potential to become this generation's Blondie's Debbie Harry or No Doubt's Gwen Stefani. Much like those that came before, she follows in the tradition of front women exuding bone-crushing sexuality and confidence, fueled by the wrath and fury of hard edged women scorned.

Although the rock band formula of pairing a group of talented guys with females as the ringleaders of a guitar-riff heavy circus is nothing new, her voice reminds me of a combo of "Skyscraper" Demi Lovato, Madonna during her "Papa Don't Preach" days and even 80's cartoon character "Jem" (shout out to anyone who remembers the doll with the light-up earrings). Watching a video on YouTube of her vodka bat spinning (wasn't sure what that was at first either), she projects a fun, youthful image of the "smokin in the boys room" hell-raiser we all perhaps wanted to be friends with in high school but weren't cool enough to hang with (ok well, maybe just only me).

Delving into the album though, recorded at historic NRG Studios, some of those stereotypes fall away, as singer Raushi's "just a girl" who felt used, abused, and frustrated in past relationships that's had enough of "your sh-t". With help from established alt rockers Ben Moody from Evanescence, Doug Ardito from Puddle of Mudd, Jay Gordon from Orgy, producer Jay Baumgardner and guitarist Shaun Morgan of Seether, the listener sets sail on stormy seas; getting the impression the inspiration for these songs hit a nerve, exposing the healing process, trying to get over underlying scarring drama.

Songs like "Over The Edge" about catching someone cheating; along with "Sublease My Mind" and "My Obsession" will be just what moody, "mizundastood (like Pink)" teen girls love to hear like No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and "Ex-Girlfriend" spoke to us years ago. Although identifying with the caustic "mistakes" and ensuing baggage created, not everything is acidic and angry, as I liked the Ben Moody strings on "He's Trying to Save Me" and "This Time" , softening the roar every so often. High tides collide; pleasingly catching the listener in the undertow.
- Carla Howard Music Emissions


"Dani Raushi, High Tides Collide"

Raushi is a L.A. based band with a songstress rock n roller for a lead singer. It sounds like she has lived through one trial after another. The beauty of it all is how she always managed to come out ahead. This band continuously puts one foot in front of the other and collects more and more followers as they go.
The CD, “High Tides Collide” is cathartic and oozes with angst. Raushi is not taking anything from anyone and she tells it like it is with her powerful voice. She is not holding anything back and sings with full force from the depths of her soul. From beginning to end this band rocks hard with graceful talent.
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Raushi is in a league of their own. They have a sound that is an eclectic rocker. They show no fear as they belt out each song with confidence and style. Each tune is well received and makes you eager to here what is next. The music is a mental work out. It cuts deep into your psyche leaving your emotions exposed. Dani has a knack for being soft with an abrasive edge.
They are taking music to a whole new level with their latest release, “High Tides Collide”. I see a promising future for this band and count the days until all their dreams become a reality. They have every right to have high hopes. With a talent like theirs, there is only one way to go, and that will lead them straight to the top. I hope they stay on track, because in my opinion success is inevitable.
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Rebecca Hosking – hoskingrebecca@gmail.com - Rebecca Hosking by Skope Magazine


"CD REVIEW: Dani Raushi - High Tides Collide"

Artist: Band: Dani Raushi
Album: High Tides Collide
Label: Rainmaker Media
Website: http://raushi.com/
Genre: Alternative Pop/Rock
Sounds Like: Garbage, No Doubt, Pink
Technical Grade: 9/10
Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10
Commercial Value: 9/10
Overall Talent Level: 9/10
Songwriting Skills: 10/10
Performance Skill: 9/10
Best Songs: Hight Tides Collide, Don't Call Me, Everything you Love to Hate
Weakness: None
CD Review: LA based 5 piece band Raushi just released their latest CD entitled High Tides Collide. The band is fronted by front woman Dany Raushi. After three and a half years writing, living together, recording and all hardships that occurred, with their tenacious hard work, the LA based band finished finally recording their 11 song album at NRG Studios with the help of their mentor: multi-platinum producer/mixer, Jay Baumgardner and engineer Kyle Hoffman.

The CD kicks things off with the title track a catchy intro piece that sets the stage rather appropriately for this catalogue of music. This first piece wastes no time getting things off the ground with its driving rock rhythm, hooky musical flow against a grand slam chorus. Track 2 entitled “Don’t Call Me” serves up a hard rocking melody against heartfelt vocals and impressive vocal harmonies from Raushi and company. I would describe this impressive follow pieceas captivating, mesmerizing and infectious. Track 3 “Everything you Love to Hate” keeps things gears moving in the right direction with its slamming rock-driven groove that flows and ebbs its way though to emotional fruition. As the CD slowly unfolds I can hear many different musical textures reminiscent of Garbage, No Doubt, and Pink. The music is extremely melodic but definitely brings to the table a lot of musical variety and much in the way of hooky melodies and catchy format. You will notice rich musical textures overflowing everywhere - from rocking rhythm guitar, driving rhythms, piano, synthesizer and keyboard accents, well placed vocal harmonies built upon a rock solid rythem section. The vocal abilities from Raushi work extremely well within the confines of this catalog. Make no bones about it she‘s an impressive front woman (vocals and visuals) and delivers much in the way of emotion, reckless abandon and seductive persona. All band members play their parts extremely well song for song and note for note. Kudos goes out to some of the tricky curveball timing signatures methodically woven within the music by the band – nice touch. Let me go on record to say there's not a dull moment on the entire production. The music is rocked out and just fun to listen to. From striking “Over the Edge” to grooving “Never Knew” heartfelt He’s Trying to Save Me’ to thought provoking “Mistakes” this CD has something for just about everyone. The CD ends with Track 11“Sublease My Mind” the perfect finale statement for a CD of this caliber.

It’s hard to find any noticeable weaknesses with this CD no doubt. I wish there was a bit more peak and valley effect on some of the songs with more in the way of Chill, Ambient, and Sonic touches. This would give it more of a pop appeal without losing the hard rock edge.

From start to finish High Tides Collide from Dani Raushi is a rock solid musical production from start to finish. It’s an extremely consistent, catchy, and highly melodic 11 songs catalog. Its strength - it’s just a blast to listen to with songs that are extremely catchy, marketable and passionate. The music will grab the listener refusing to let go. All in all Dani Raushi combine amazing songwriting with top flight musicianship and entertaining songs that will have you wanting more once the High Tide returns again.


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"The Butterflies were affected by Mammal and Amphetame"

Walking through a deserted ANU its hard to picture I’m about to hit a crowded bar. A bit of a queue and we’re in. first band on is from LA, called Amphetame. Singer Dani is from LA and rest of the band are from Melbourne. James Innes on drums, Ash Jones on guitar and Ben Brennen on bass. Amphetame played a great set, Dani’s vocals were strong tonight and strutting the stage like she owned it, reaching out and singing to the crowd. A great cover of Portishead song as well as original songs that are the melodic rock Amphetame. - Australia Live


"The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Amphetame(RAUSHI) @ ANU, Canberra (22/03/2008)"

This Easter Saturday promised an exciting night, thanks mostly to The Butterfly Effect. Right from the explosive opening set of Amphetame – “putting the chick back into rock,” as Clint Boge put it – it was clear that this gig was going to be a night to rip off your shirt, strap yourself in and feel the Gs.

California-based Dani Raushi and her Australian super-band Amphetame started with a bang. They rocked the ANU Bar so hard with tracks from their debut LP Truth in Lies, the rumbling walls could be heard across half of the campus at the mercy of bass-man Ben Brennan ( Seven ). The best moments of the night were the power of early song Take My Hand blowing out the blinds on the back wall of the bar, and the laid-back but heavy cover of Portishead’s Glory Box. The latter showed off the talent of guest guitarist on loan from Carousel, Ash Jones, and drummer/long-time collaborator of Raushi, Matt – œCrutey’ Crute (of Full Scale fame). However, the only let down from Amphetame’s support was their poor mixing, sending out a bit too much feedback. However, Dani’s amazing voice, dancing and showmanship covered most of the technical and instrumental glitches. Also, it was a shame that Clint Boge from The Butterfly Effect didn’t come out for the guest vocals on Glass Ride. - FasterLouder.com.au


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RAUSHI (Rush-High) is a female-fronted is living, breathing, singing proof that when fueled by the formidable flame of focused passion and an un forfeiting work ethic, a dream seed spark can and will erupt into a tangible reality. An undeniably sexy force of energy with a sound comparable to No Doubt meets Paramore meets Papa Roach.

For RAUSHI, music is a poetic tool with the capacity to take the negative energies that often surround lifes mentally and emotionally challenging situations, which in the case of the new album “HIGH TIDES COLLIDE”, involve inescapable desire and overwhelming betrayal, and transform them into positive release. With a lyrical flow of clever puns, the album unapologetically exposes over-consumption driven by ones experiences when placed in the volatile frameworks of consuming love as a result of human nature.

After three and a half years writing, living together, recording and all hardships that occurred, with their tenacious hard work, the LA based band finished recording their 11 song album at NRG Studios with the help of their mentor: multi-platinum producer/mixer, Jay Baumgardner and engineer Kyle Hoffman. Dani, the undeniable leader of the pack who donates her last name as the band’s title, was supported by the instrumental styling’s of Robert King Geiser (April Six) Joey Hollearn (The Prom Kings) and Matt Conley (Die Trying). Additional accompaniment was added to the album by special guests Ben Moody who composed strings on acoustic songs, “He’s Trying To Save Me” and “This Time,” bassist(s) Doug Ardito, of Puddle of Mudd, guitarist Shaun Morgan of Seether, jumped in on the song “Mistakes”. Last but not least, Jay Gordon, of Orgy who also co-wrote and produced the album along with Jared Scott during the production at the bands Hollywood home studio. All wrapped up by Howie Weinberg, World renowned mastering engineer.

The average listener will have no problem grasping the surface messages of each song on an individual level. Using choruses that are snappy and to the point like a quick punch in the face, the group interlaces their form of therapeutic poetry in a way that is catchy, fun and easily relatable. However, with respect to the composition as a whole, it will take a more fine tuned listener to decipher the true complexity of the reality that is building slowly under the radar as the album progresses.

With their 'Take no shit' attitude and songs that say 'F**k You' to being mistreated, fooled, taken for granted or all of the above just because you love someone, RAUSHI is a testament to the power of one's will.

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