A Subjective Biography


Lore City is an American rock band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2011. The band consists of Laura Mariposa (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Eric Bessel (guitars, melodica, percussion).

They met in a photography darkroom at Syracuse University. Eric left for New York City in 2004, and Laura to Chicago in 2005.

Lore City was set into motion in 2011, when Laura reconnected with Eric and subsequently moved to New York City.

They spent the Summer of 2012 in the woods of upstate New York, writing and recording.

That Fall they moved to Chicago, where Already Dead Tapes & Records released their first album, Absence & Time, in March of 2013.

Their second album, Kill Your Dreams, was co-released as a joint effort of Already Dead and 1980 Records in June of 2014.

In 2015, Lore City began the instrumental project, Sonic Soundscapes.

The band is currently writing new material.


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