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Russ Hallauer

Russ Hallauer began his music career in 1990 as the leader of a ragged rock band called the Love Psychos. The short-lived Clemson, SC band shared several bills with another Clemson group called Sunbrain. In 1991, Sunbrain vocalist David Dondero asked Hallauer to join the band as a guitarist. Shortly thereafter the original guitarist left the band. Sunbrain went on to record four albums, tour the country and influence many young musicians.

By 1996, Sunbrain had disbanded and Hallauer found himself in Athens, GA. He concentrated on Ghostmeat Records, the record label he had created in 1994. He was also a member of the Lures who released albums in 1999 and 2001.

In 2008, Hallauer reemerged with music that was drastically different than his work with Sunbrain and the Lures. Songs For The Dark began as a recording project exploring the possibilities of lullabys for Hallauer's children. The result is a collection of instrumentals that are as intriguing as they are beautiful.


Russ Hallauer
Songs For The Dark

Released in 2008

This is the debut from former Sunbrain and Lures guitarist Russ Hallauer. Songs For The Dark began as a recording project exploring the possibilities of lullabys for Hallauer's children. The result is a collection of instrumentals that are as intriguing as they are beautiful.

All songs written and performed by Russ Hallauer. Produced and enginereed by Russ Hallauer at Ghostmeat Studios. Copyright 2008 Woolybooger Music (SESAC).

1. Olive Juice
2. Owen's Lullaby
3. Keira's Lullaby
4. Neshaminy
5. Sixty Years

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Press for Russ Hallauer's Songs For The Dark

Athens musician Russ Hallauer is perhaps best known for Ghostmeat Records, the label he created initially to release songs for his bands, which eventually offered releases by the Drive-By Truckers, David Dondero and early Now It’s Overhead incarnation Drip, as well as the popular annual AthFest CDs. Hallauer got his start fronting South Carolina rock outfit the Love Psychos, before switching to guitar in seminal garage punk outfit Sunbrain in the early ‘90s, closing the century playing with alt-rock act the Lures, which disbanded in 2001 after the well-received release Dolores. Coincidentally, Hallauer’s first child was born soon after.

At the time Hallauer was quoted as saying, “I’m not sure about the future of Athens rock, but it will certainly include people who have been in bands since they were kids and are now finding themselves moving on.” Hallauer’s earlier statement seems almost prophetic when one considers his first solo release, Songs for the Dark, which demonstrates Hallauer’s metamorphosis from rocker to father, replacing at times raucous rock with complimentary dreamy instrumentals that initially originated as lullabies for Hallauer’s children. Songs for the Dark features delicate finger-picked guitar that is enhanced at times by soft chimes, muted keyboards and light percussion. The five-song set is an ethereal mix, perfect for sliding into slumber or slipping into self-imposed solitude. (Ghostmeat Records)

Deirdre Sayre
Performer Magazine, March 2008


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