Little Meagans Diary
Book of Storms is the alternative rock alter-ego of Liza Carbe and J.P. Durand, who also perform in the prominent national nouveau flamenco/world-fusion group, Incendio. Formed in 1996, Book of Storms concocts an eclectic mixture of rock, blues, and folk influences, delivering dark, thoughtful songs and passionate performances. Their newest release, City of Souls, will be released in June 2001 on the Orange Peal Records label. Prior to official release, two tracks have already been slated for movie placement: the song 'City of Souls' was placed in the movie 'Horror 101', and the song 'Following the Sun' was placed in the movie 'Microscopic Boy', both scheduled for summer release. Their original debut release on their own Screaming Monkey Music label, Little Meagan's Diary, came out in the fall of 1997. The band now features Liza Carbe on vocals and bass, J.P. Durand on vocals and guitar, Tamara Coe on vocals and guitar, and Joe Shotwell on drums. Liza Carbe has toured and recorded with Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Vixen (where she and Tamara Coe first met), Sara Hickman, and Leon Patillo. She and her partner, J.P. Durand, have honed their songwriting skills while working in the Southern California club and studio scene over the years. Their love of 60's pop, 70's rock, and the subtle influences of everything in between, from punk to progressive, have created a unique and aggressive musical brew. As Liza states, 'For so many years, I've wanted my own outlet for more complex musical and lyrical ideas, and have finally achieved it with this band.' From the urgency 'City of Souls', to the flowing 'Emotional Underground', to the flat-out rock of 'Five Cent Head', this band is ready to play. Book of Storms is striving to push out and over all musical boundaries, with shows in the U.S., MEXICO, AND EUROPE.