Friday, April 29 @ 4:35 pm, Levitation Tent

Formed in 2005, Federale set out to re-capture the haunting, violent atmosphere evoked by classic films such as “A Fistful of Dollars” and “Once Upon a Time in the West.” On stage, Federale can include as many as fourteen musicians. Since 2009 Federale has toured the west coast several times. Including one tour opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and playing in venues such as the Fillmore in San Francisco and Austin Texas’s Psychfest. Federale’s music has been featured in the CW show “Supernatural”, Discovery Channel’s “Mantracker”, and in several commercials for Dodge and Chrysler products.

In 2007 Federale released its first record, “La Rayar: A Tale of Revenge.” “La Rayar” tells the story of Santiago, whose life descends into violence as tragedy destroys his world. Themes in the songs represent different characters in the story. As the tale unfolds, the auditory themes develop, carrying the listener along on Santiago’s journey.

“Devil in a Boot,” Federale’s second album, was released in 2009. The album illustrates the clash between the wild west and the industrial age as symbolized by the encroaching railroad.