The new album was released in North America on May 1st 2012
and September 10th to the rest of the world through her label Dehisce* which is
distributed through The Orchard and Cargo Records. Produced with Grammy
nominated writer Dan Burns, Carina collaborated with some notable champions
including the legendary Dave Stewart, Brian Eno, and Smashing Pumpkins’ front
man Billy Corgan. She released ‘The Last
Time’ single featuring Sierra Swan along with a Puscifer remix of ‘Girl and the
Ghost' on Limited Edition 7” Vinyl.
"Making my home in the creative circus of Los Angeles
has allowed me the profound opportunity to develop a loving and supportive
community of brilliant musicians, artists, photographers, videographers and
other collaborators. I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from some of my
favorite artists old and new, which has opened me up to new roads of
expression. Also I’ve had time and freedom to experiment and explore,
especially without the pressure or constraints of a label. Every song in its
own way is speaking of really different things. There’s guitar ragers, acoustic
beauties, electronic epics, a little prog moment and all the good stuff in
between but there’s a strong backbone running through the whole record."
Hailing from England, Carina had an innate determination and
passion for music from an early age, which led her to record and self-release
her first two albums, ‘First Blood Mystery’ and ‘The Disconnection’. The former
shaped by erratic yet engaging sounds drawing from her love of legends Patti
Smith, Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley. The latter took those influences into much
more powerful and personal realms.
These two albums led to her being signed by Interscope
Records, who re-released ‘The Disconnection’ album in 2004. This brought Carina US bound to Los Angeles
where she recorded her bewitching and seductive album ‘Slow Motion Addict’ with
acclaimed producer Glen Ballard. Accompanying
this release in 2007 was a unique 12-part episodic series that cleverly
coincided with each track, creating a visual story for the album. In this film Carina starred as the troubled
lead character, Maisie Scarlett.
A couple years later, after parting ways with Interscope,
Carina toured with Annie Lennox and self-released her ethereal and nakedly
confessional EP ‘Things You Should Know’, which resulted in considerable
success. Her new songs were featured in
numerous film & TV shows and multiple radio stations, including KCRW,
championed her music. Carina became a
touring member of Puscifer, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan’s band, and worked on
their album ‘Conditions of My Parole’ and 'Donkey Punch The Night'.
Carina co-writes and performs frequently with other artists she admires, including singing on The Twilight Singers album ‘Dynamite Steps’, working with the award winning composers John Debney and Glen Ballard on a song composed for the film ‘Valentine’s Day’, writing with Academy Award winner Marco Beltrami, performing and touring with Tears For Fears, as well as completing a couple albums with her Alt-Country side project Early Winters. TV and film placements include American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars, Dollhouse, Being Human, Vampire Diaries, GRIMM, Teen Wolf, Warner Brothers film ‘The Lucky Ones’, the film ‘Dark Hearts’ as well as many more. Currently Carina tours with Puscifer and is working on new material.