The Neuro Farm is a darkwave gothic rock band based in Washington DC. Combining vocal harmony with soaring violin melodies, driving rhythm guitar, and ethereal sonic textures, their music has been described as hauntingly beautiful. The Neuro Farm draws on influences such as Joy Division, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sigur Ros, Chelsea Wolfe, Portishead, and Rammstein. Full length discography includes Ghosts (2014) and The Descent (2019), with another full-length album scheduled for release in 2021.
The Neuro Farm puts on a delightfully dark, dreamy, and energetic performance. Their live shows have been covered by the Washington Post Going Out guide, Brightest Young Things, DC Music Reviews, Hometown Sounds, and Metro Music. The Neuro Farm has been nominated for the Best Rock Group by the Washington DC Wammie Awards, and featured on WOWD-LP 94.3FM (Washington, DC), WMUC 88.1FM (Washington, DC), WRIR 97.3FM (Richmond), Subculture Shock (online radio show), Asalto Mata Radio Rock radio station (Spain), as well as interviews with Gothic 2-Step (blog), Another Wasted Hour (podcast), Divide and Conquer (blog), and Procession Magazine.
The Neuro Farm members include Brian Wolff (guitar, vocal), Rebekah Feng (violin, vocal), DreamrD (drums), and Tim Phillips (synth). Live shows include bassist Evan O’Neal.
“...The Neuro Farm is a perfect encapsulation of the transcendental nature of goth music. By blending hard-hitting traditional goth and alternative rock with a dreamy, ethereal underlay, you are transported on an incorporeal narrative which mediates on political irreverency, vampiric delights, and the struggle against personal demons.” - Procession Magazine
Brian S. Wolff
Guitar / Vocal
Brian Wolff has long been fascinated by neuropharmacology, and has even longer been fascinated by music. After several years of playing guitar in the California rock band Honey White, he started writing, playing, and producing music for the The Neuro Farm. His goal is to blend the musical sensibilities of his early guitar heroes, Dave Gilmour and Neil Young, with elements from a wide range of styles including psychedelia/prog, industrial, gothic, electronic, and film score.
Electric violin / Vocal
Rebekah Feng is a neuroscientist by day and musician by night. Before joining the Neuro Farm, she was a solo artist in Lia, an instrumental new age project. Rebekah started the Neuro Farm with Brian Wolff in October 2010. She is a vocalist and electric violinist in the band. Her passions include science, music, photography, rescuing dogs, and poems by e. e. cummings. Her signature musical style is dark, theatrical, and full of reverb.
Keyboards / Textures
Tim Phillips discovered a love for synths after seeing Nick Rhodes surrounded by keyboards and computers on stage. Songwriting became his passion after being introduced to The Cure and he applied his love for dense, atmospheric songs in his own Baltimore bands, including Imbue, Hollowboy, and My Enemy Complete. Tim has produced several albums and remixed national acts such as Mindless Self Indulgence and local DMV artists alike. After joining 51 Peg in 2015, he continues to push his affinity for electronic music as the newest member of The Neuro Farm.
Drums / Percussion
DreamrD joined The Neuro Farm in 2017 after a performing hiatus of several years. A native of St. Louis, his drumming experiences have afforded rich opportunities to record, tour, and collaborate in a multitude of settings and musical genres. With diverse musical interests ranging from jazz, rockabilly, electronica, metal, world music, and even the classical symphony orchestra, he strives to create music that stands up over time and warrants repeated listening. When not rehearsing or gigging with the band, DreamrD actively works on expanding his hat collection, producing TNFTV segments, defying laws of time & space, and cleaning up after his dogs.
Arlington native and multi-instrumentalist Evan O’Neal hit the ground running at age 18, playing guitar and bass in his parents Country-Blues band around the DC-Baltimore area and learning the complexities of live performance. As a member of The Fem Doms, a Brooklyn-based Heavy Psych Rock outfit, Evan experienced life on the road as a touring musician and emerged with a serious vision: to start a band of his own. That vision manifested with Pagan Reagan which he started with longtime friend, Mitchell Bass. Evan now finds himself busy with several DC bands including The Invisibles, Option Paralysis and Krobopl.