|Flora Cash on YouTube|
The names carved into Pompeys Pillar
tell the story: Cole + Shpresa <3 10/10/2013.
Authorities say the names carved into the historic sandstone butte
in Montana refer to husband and wife musicians Cole Randall and Shpresa Lleshaj of the Minneapolis indie-folk band Flora Cash.
The problem is that the love declaration was etched just feet away from the signature of Captain William Clark -- the Clark of Lewis & Clark fame -- who made his mark there in 1806.
Now Randall could face serious charges for defacing a federal monument.
The couple was discovered and questioned by authorities at the monument on October 10 after setting off a silent alarm. But it wasn't until a week later that an employee noticed the vandalism.
Scrubbing the signatures from the rock face could cost upward of $5,000, according to local boosters.
The band's website appears to have been recently made private
, but videos of Flora Cash performing -- including this cover
of Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer" in a parking garage -- can still be found on YouTube
, and their recordings are on iTunes
. According to their now-private Facebook page, they're working on their debut album, Assemble the Journey
. Notably, the clip for "Mighty Fine" shows at 0:38 that they're no strangers to carving their names into things.
|From Flora Cash's "Mighty Fine" video|