Panda & Angel, fronted by Carrie Murphy, sing haunting and hypnotic songs (some with orchestral pop stylings) dealing with losing one’s way and ultimately starting anew. The band was formed in Seattle by Carrie Murphy (of Touchdown Eagle) and Josh Wackerly. The two wrote some songs together, added Laura Enderle, Kara Kikuchi, and Zaun Zehner and are releasing their first self-titled effort on Jade Tree. The songs are sad, and the songwriting is top-notch. Tales of love lost, heartache and lonliness that are fragile and emotionally charged.
The origins fit the subject matter as the band actually took their name from a drug-addicted couple living in Mansfield, Ohio, hometown of Wackerly, Enderle, Zehner.