“Five Minutes With” Indie-folk band, The Crescent Sky

The Crescent Sky is an indie-folk band from BC that creates music with soaring vocal harmonies and dynamic instrumentation. The band includes two couples: Anna Luth and Regan Luth, and Anna Ratzlaff and Jason Ratzlaff. Drawing on influences like Bon Iver and Fleetwood Mac, The Crescent Sky’s lyrics flow from intimate confessions to declarations in four-part harmony.

Their forthcoming single “Out is Through” explores the emotional landscape of a moment of conflict in a relationship. Thoughtfully crafted arrangements support their lyrics that describe the tension of confrontation all while rooted in hope, and sentiment in the foreground of everything they do.

Since forming in 2018, The Crescent Sky continues to gain recognition for its music, and has performed at numerous festivals and venues across the province and showcased internationally. They released their debut album “Wonder” in 2020 which is a representation of their versatility and ambition as emerging artists. They received the 2018 Abbotsford Arts Council Emerging Artist Award and placed in the top 100 of CBC’s Canada-wide Searchlight contest in 2019.

The Crescent Sky is thankful to live in the unceded ancestral territories of the Qayqayt First Nation, colonially known as New Westminster, and the unceded ancestral territories of the Stó:lō peoples, colonially known as Chilliwack, BC.

The Crescent Sky

Name:

The Crescent Sky

Genre:

Indie-folk, progressive folk

Founded:

2018

# of Albums:

1

Latest Album:

“WONDER” (2020). Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Five Acres Studios by Ryan McAllister

Latest Single:

“Horizon Lines” (July 2022). New single “Out is Through” dropping on August 25, 2022.

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Too many to count! We all have very eclectic tastes ranging from City and Colour, My Chemical Romance and Paramore to Coldplay and Led Zepplin and Beyoncé.

Favourite musician now:

Madison Cunningham, Max Richter

Guilty pleasure song:

Please Do Not Lean – Daniel Caesar

Live show ritual:

Acrobatic and absurd vocal warm-ups and some crazy dancing to get the jitters out.

Favourite local musician:

Kimmortal, Ben Cotrill, Dan Mangan

EP or LP?

We’re suckers for full-length records because they give artists a chance to tell a story and take listeners on a journey.

Early bird or night owl?

Regan has endless energy day or night. The rest of us are probably early birds.

Road or studio?

We all love performing, but the magic of the studio is very compelling for all of us.

Any shows or albums coming up?

We’re playing Bez Arts Hub in Langely on October 21.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | TikTok | Facebook | Twitter

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Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Wild Thyme in New West

Favourite street in your city:

Chilliwack Lake Road, Chilliwack

Favourite park in your city:

Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby because it’s the closest access to the ocean for us, and such a beautiful place to watch the sunset and go for a walk.

Favourite music venue in your city:

We have so many venues we still want to see shows in! We love intimate listening rooms, and The Weather Station’s concert at the Hollywood Theatre is a great example of a great show and an amazing atmosphere!

Favourite music store in your city:

Chillwax Records in Chilliwack.

 

 

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