The Three Fates

The Three Fates

BandAlternativeEDM

Greek gods, haunting industrial trip-hop dance grooves, guitars that go from tight and crunchy to anthemically delayed; this is mythic alternative trip-pop... You haven't heard anything quite like it, but it feels somehow familiar. You can't get it out of your head...

Biography

The Three Fates is a new band from Portland, OR playing an amalgam of genres one might accurately call Mythic Alternative Trip-Hop. Infusing rich vocals, gritty/surfy guitars, and lush, driving electronica with classical Greek mythology, the music sounds at once familiar and new. Elements of Goth/Industrial, Funk, Disco, and Jazz blend surprisingly well to create a uniquely cohesive sound.

The Three Fates is composed, not surprisingly, of three members: Theophania, Forest, and Summer. Theophania, on vocals, combines the sultry smoothness of a cabaret chanteuse with a high, soft quality which makes it feel as if she's singing to you from the heavens. A natural dancer as well, it is difficult to take your eyes off of her when she takes the stage. Forest, on guitar, vocals, and programming, combines his baritone voice satisfyingly with Theo's vocals while extracting complex melodies and rhythms from his hollow bodied guitar. Whether it's a funky slap, or anthemic delays, he is most at home playing his music. Summer is The Fates' most recent addition replacing James on keys. She comes from a long history of loving and playing music.

Their debut album, Mythos for the Masses, is being released to the public Spring of 2009 by the band's own label, Lightning Strikes Records. It stands out from other micro-label recordings for its clear sonic quality, but retains that gratifying indie edge against the multi-million dollar productions of the majors. With can't get it out of your head tracks like Pandora's Gift, Helios, and The Iron Queen among others, The Three Fates are, perhaps not ironically, destined for greatness.

Lyrics

Pandora's Gift

Written By: Theophania

Pandora’s Gift

Give me hope Pandora

Enrobed in a silver gown
You rise from Earth without a sound
Endowed with gifts, a golden crown
You hold it all, our chaos found

Give me hope Pandora

So long misunderstood
Who decides the greater good
What released from your mythic jar
Blessings or sorrows near and far?

Give me hope Pandora

Your world is seen through a shimmering veil
Your power and beauty shall never pale
This box of evil is only half the tale
Your curiosity will prevail
Wreathed in garlands, entwined in flowers
Created by the Gods and given great powers
A deity of the Earth, forest, and bowers
A vision of loveliness, your presence still towers

Feminine seduction, all eyes are on you
Mere mortals quake thinking, “What will you do?
What will you unleash, what chaos will break through,
Culture and life or death and misfortune?”
An urn of blessings or an urn of sorrows,
A jar of delights or dark tomorrows?
Persuasion, intuition, how deep is your scope,
Plague and disease or a big box of Hope?

Greed and envy never rest
Slander, misfortune, for the best
But divine graces bestow trust
That there is hope for all of us

Give me hope Pandora
Preserve this gift for us Pandora

Helios

Written By: Forest & Theophania

Helios

Ride, ride, ride, let your horses guide
Your chariot across the sky
Your light shines all around
You never let me down
Flying by, your glory soaring high

Helios shine on me
Helios shine on

Brother to the moon
Your sister is the dawn
From East to West you ride
Your fate’s to journey on

Helios shine on me
Helios shine on

Laughing when you hear mortal worries
You rise above complication
You see all the world’s hurries
And smile knowing another day will come

Helios shine on me
Helios shine
Helios shine

Helios shine on me
Helios shine on

The Iron Queen

Written By: Forest

The Iron Queen

Flowers at your feet
Kore laughing with friends
That perfect posy you did meet
But the Earth gave way like the end

Sweet Persephone
Your dread gaze shall fall
When the sun sees the Southern Sea
We’ll wait for your mother’s call

Sweet Persephone
Sweet Persephone

Your dread gaze shall fall
When the sun sees the Southern Sea

Seduced by pomegranate seeds
You’ll return to Hades’ bed
After Demeter’s need
Beautiful queen of the dead

Sweet Persephone
Your dread gaze shall fall
When the sun sees the Southern Sea
We’ll wait for your mother’s call

Sweet Persephone
Sweet Persephone

Wings of an Arkhe

Written By: Forest

That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere under the rainbow
My iridescent wings
Torn from me

Once I flew as fast as wind
And walked the clouds upon
I’ll only see the sky again
Within the apeiron

That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere under the rainbow
My iridescent wings
Torn from me

Titans have fallen
There’s nowhere to be now
But forgotten

That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere under the rainbow
Waiting forever
In agony

That’s where you’ll find me

Discography

Mythos for the Masses- LP (Spring 2009)

Set List

All original materials include:
Pandora's Gift
Helios
Elysian Fields
Adonis & Aphrodite
The Iron Queen
Foolish Boy
Sound Mind Sound Body
The Dionysian Discotheque
Wings of an Arkhe
Sacrificing Andromeda
Bloodust