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STUDIO MUSIC: Dum Dum Girls // End of Daze

Los Angeles and New York City based pop/rock four piece, Dum Dum Girls , release their fourth EP, End of Daze. Reminiscent of  80’s Heart, with fuzz and crunch like Crystal Stilts, this album is a gem.

LIKE: Sounds like Vivian Girls, Heart, Crystal Stilts and Le Sara.

LISTEN: to it for free here.

LOVE: more about the them here.

LIVE: See them live here. (They’re coming to NY on October 18th)

Photo credit as they appear: Tyson Wirtzfield, Faces Of EcstasyBEAR


STUDIO MUSIC: Helio Sequence // Negotiations

Perhaps inspired by their 2009 flood, forcing them to look else where for a new studio/practice space,  Helio Sequence of Portland, OR release their fifth full-length album Negotiations. Completely written, recorded and produced by the duo singer-guitarist Brandon Summers and drummer-keyboardist Benjamin Weikel.

I have been listening to this album loudly and repetitively since their release on September 11, 2012. I suggest you do the same.

LIKE: Sounds like Rogue Wave, The Walkmen, Tapes ‘n Tapes.

LISTEN: to it free here.

LOVE: more about them here.

LIVE: See them live here.

Images: Ron Henry & Candice Harbour

The Horde & The Harem

A few months ago, I received a lovely email from Jack, of The Horde and The Harem, asking if they could use my artwork for their new album, Light Rail Sessions. Flattered, I accepted in exchange for a copy of the album, and perhaps a future gig trade. After several emails and jpeg adjustments, here is what the Seattle, WA natives came up with.

“The Horde and the Harem are a ragged band of untrustables hailing from the Pacific Northwest. They boast four voices that combine in harmony over a solid rhythm section. Surrounded on all sides by sizzling and sputtering guitars, and anchored into place by the weight and grace of the piano. The results are thick layers of melody that infiltrate your senses, lodging themselves in your brain and cursing you with their inherent catchiness.”-[thehordeandtheharem.com]

please let me stay

photo by meredith towsandits official, i bought a record player today! while sifting thru the blues section at angry mom records in ithaca, ny, i was drawn to the album “living chicago blues” vol#6. the cover of the record is a man and a womans feet, at a bar, with a guitar and a few drinks. the woman wearing a skirt with black tights and strappy heels, the man in a pressed shirt with slacks holding a drink.

the second photo was taken by me. ironically, the photo of my boyfriend, nick,  and myself  was taken in chicago at a music club! i have strappy heels with black tight and nick with dress shoes and slacks.

furthermore, on the back of the cover is a picture of queen sylvia embry, bassist and vocalist. for all of you who know me, know i love to play the bass and sing. and for those of you who do not, i have recently begun bass lessons and voice lessons. and have dreams of playing the bass and singing the blues.

i listened to the record and really like the song ” please let me stay” by queen sylvia embry.

im working on a comic strip that is about me and my artwork, music lessons, music shows, music, art shows and my bass. i dont have a name for the comic yet…any suggestions? i think music=art would be proper. i will be working on this throughout the week and will have more photos of the comic.