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Aimsel Ponti

Aimsel Ponti is a Content Producer at and a music writer for and the Portland Press Herald. She has been obsessed with - and inspired by - music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She bought her first Rolling Stones record at a flea market when she was in 7th grade and discovered David Bowie a year later. She's a HUGE fan of the local music scene and covers it along with national musical happenings in her "Face the Music" column and with artist interviews that appear in print in the Portland Press Herald and online at You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets. Aimsel is also the host of Music from 207 on 98.9 WCLZ and appears monthly on the News Center Maine TV show “207” to talk of course.

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Posted: June 17, 2019

Dead Gowns “Lyon” Video Premiere!

Written by: Aimsel Ponti

Geneviève Beaudoin of Dead Gowns. Video still by Alexandra Morrow & Jack Rohner

Last year, the Portland-based trio Dead Gowns released the gorgeous five song EP “New Spine.”

One of the songs on “New Spine” is the track “Lyon.” The band decided to re-imagine the song, stripping it way down to just voice and piano with a stunning video to go with it, directed by Alexandra Morrow.

Dead Gowns is singer/guitarist Geneviève Beaudoin, guitarist/vocalist Luke Kalloch and drummer Ivan Drangus.

Beaudoin said this about the new version of “Lyon” and its brand new video.

“I imagine the song like a plant in the window, flexing its stem towards the light. ‘Lyon’ necessarily changed with the seasons. It’s a piano ballad, stripped down and steadied into a meditation  — and accompanied by a beautiful live video directed by our friend, Alexandra Morrow. We love it… mainly because it features a little cameo from our dog, Dad, and I was able to play my grandmother’s piano.”

And now…making its world premiere, here’s the video for “Lyon (alt. version). Enjoy!

Want to see Dead Gowns live?

They’ll be playing in Portland with Paper Castles and Wildflower
WHEN: Friday, July 26
WHERE: Sun Tiki Studios, 375 Forest Ave., Portland

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