Sci-Fi Romance plays folk music. When we’re loud, we’re good and damn loud. When we’re quiet, we’re trying to break your heart.

Vance Kotrla leaping with guitar

Sci-Fi Romance | Alt-Folk

Our new collection of performances created during the various lockdowns of 2020, From the Plague Year, is available now. It follows our EP from Spring 2020 The Rain Becomes a River, which was a fully-produced affair that went out into the world just as the world was changing drastically.

Our last studio album, Dreamers & Runaways, is available here in digital, vinyl, and CD. When you order the record via bandcamp, you also get a digital booklet and digital copy of the comic created for the “Voices” music video. iTunes

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Based in Los Angeles, the band is singer-songwriter Vance Kotrla, as well as a group of collaborators including Jody Stark (cello), Mr. Mike (drums, art), Johnnie Kotrla (bass), Kevin Karr (bass), Dylan Kotrla (piano), Kurt Bloom (drums), and other wonderful people. The band’s debut album, …and surrender my body to the flames, was released in 2010, and followed up in 2012 by the concept album The Ghost of John Henry, and 2016’s highly praised Dust Among the Stars. They have also released two EPs, October, based on classic horror movies and recorded on an old analogue cassette machine, and a collection of singles and b-sides, A Burning Ember to a Grove of Trees. Check out all the releases here.