{{Music/Rasputina}} is a cello rock band from Brooklyn, New York that was formed in 1992 and is fronted by Melora Creager. Their (rather dark) lyrics are often related to the Victorian era.

Current lineup:
* Melora Creager
* Daniel [=DeJesus=]
* Dawn Miceli

Studio albums:
* Thanks for the Ether (1996)
* How We Quit the Forest (1998)
* Cabin Fever (2002)
* Frustration Plantation (2004)
* [[ConceptAlbum Oh Perilous World]] (2007)
* Sister Kinderhook (2010)
* Unknown (2015)
!!Rasputina provides examples of:
* [[ProtestSong Anti-War Album]]: "Oh Perilous World".
* BaroquePop
* BlatantLies: "Our Lies" exemplifies this trope, with the singer variously claiming that she was never conceived, the bones in her face weren't there all along and that she loves your coffee cake.
* ConceptAlbum: "Oh Perilous World". "Unknown" is also a concept album dealing with Melora Creager's real life encounter with a stalker.
* CreepyDoll: “Gingerbread Coffin”.
* GoodbyeCruelWorld: "A Quitter". The title has a double meaning in French, which phonetically translates to "has left."
* IAmTheBand: Rasputina is Melora Creager.
* IWasQuiteALooker: The title character of "Remnants Of Percy Bass", a former leading man who has grown sickly and decrepit.
* LyricalDissonance: Inverted with their appropriately dark and foreboding cover of “Bad Moon Rising”, Creedence Clearwater Revival's peppy song about impending doom.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their primary genre is rock [-[[RecycledInSpace WITH CELLOS!]]-], and has been defined by Melora herself as "Neoclassical Chamber Grunge."
* NightmareFetishist: A good number of their songs treat dark subject matter, but most aren't treated in this fashion. However, the glee that is expressed at the idea of pumping holy water into the anus of a possessed man in "Christian Soldiers" and at the idea of cannibalism among the Donner Party and colonial Pilgrims in "The Donner Party" do delve into this territory.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: “The Donner Party”.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Rasputina and their fans tend to favor the corset.
* OrphanageOfFear: "My Orphanage"
* PunBasedTitle: "Dwarf Star" is a pun on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_star celestial body.]]
--->He said he was a dwarfstar
--->'Cause he was small
--->And he was… famous
* RevolvingDoorBand: after going through innumerable lineup changes, some of which lasted for several years at a time, founder Melora Creager is the only original member left and the only member to appear on every album. Some members even return to work with Melora on side projects after they've officially left the band.
* SteamPunk
* {{Uberwald}}: The subject matter of "Transylvanian Concubine".
* VictorianLondon: They use imagery from this period in their songs, and their website even claims that the band was created in 1891.
* WildChild: "Snow Hen of Austerlitz".