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Rushing Through The Sky is the journey every mourning woman goes through during the darkest times of her life: “Each song is a chapter of some feat I’ve confronted.” While it also plays on fantasy and has a romantic vibe, it is still very realistic and lyrically organic. It is also a tribute to those who feel forlorn and misunderstood: “I’m a really dramatic person in my mind and heart. This can sometimes be a good or a bad thing, but I know there are others out there like that too.”

After months of writing and recording, Schoolcraft is finally set to release her debut EP Rushing Through The Sky via Arcane Records. The new album will be digitally released on September 25th through Arcane Records’ Bandcamp page. Rushing Through The Sky will follow Schoolcraft’s 2011 single “Your Mind” which has been re-recorded for the debut EP. Hear the new song “Masquerade” which was premiered live at “Dame-Nation 2011” in Chicago, IL.

Well known for her voice in Mary and The Black Lamb, Lindz Riot is taking the reins yet again in her first ever solo effort “Schoolcraft”. Native to Canada, the classically trained vocalist and pianist draws new inspiration from nature, fantasy, trip hop beats, and symphonic orchestration. All while keeping the simplicity of piano driven pop ballads.

Well known for her voice in Mary and The Black Lamb, Lindz Riot has embarked on a solo effort called Schoolcraft. “Your Mind” is the first single from her upcoming EP and it really casts a new light on the classically trained vocalist and pianist. This is a simple, yet moving piano driven tune that really gets in your head. I think the beauty of it lies in its simplicity.

Lindz Riot, lead vocalist of the Canadian rock band Mary And The Black Lamb, gave me some time to pick her brain about her band and their two releases As The City Sleeps and Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing. She also told me about some future plans for the remainder of 2010. To date the band has shared the stage with Alannah Myles, Bury The Bully, Odium, Johnny Hollow, Frankie Whyte, The Dead Idols and…

Back when I was in high school, there was a punk band named Princess Riot. They performed at our local venues. I couldn’t help but notice a sticker of a black rabbit on the bassist’s four string. The black rabbit was the logo of Toronto synthrock band, The Birthday Massacre. An interesting influence for a punk musician. A few years later this same bassist became a band member of Mary And The Black Lamb. Her name…