Sci-Fi Romance is an alt-folk band from Los Angeles led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Vance Kotrla. Their dark, percussive take on folk, made haunting by the lyrical cello work of Jody Stark, offers a sonically apocalyptic version of folk music for uncertain times.
We last posted about them seven years ago, but their latest EP The Rain Becomes A River is a collective suite of songs seeking peace amidst disaster. The first single, a cover of the Led Zeppelin classic, When The Levee Breaks strips it back to its most stark and loud form, and came to Kotrla in the wake of watching his hometown of Houston crumble at the hands of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Have a listen and/or buy the EP from Bandcamp.