New Randy is radically simple: two women’s voices - one telling tales and one singing songs that are 'nimbly worded, charmingly executed, and completely bereft of Family Values. As always.'
Lyrics+ spoken word: Holly Anderson - anthologized in Up Is Up, But So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992 (NYU Press 2006) Unbearables (Autonomedia 1995) Eleventh Assembling (1981) First Person Intense (Mudborn Press 1979) other books incl. Lily Lou (Purgatory Pie Press 1986) and Sheherezade (1988) A Pushcart Poetry Prize VIII nominee she’s been published in magazines including Rampike, Raddle Moon, Redtape, Benzene, Conduit and written texts for Choreographers Bebe Miller, Wally Cardona, and narrative dance pioneers Kinematic, as well as lyrics for Mission of Burma, Consonant, and Rhys Chatham.
Music + voice: Lisa B. Burns - her s/t lp on MCA was a study in high romantic Spector wall of sound. Lisa Burns sharp smoky voice enables her to snake through soul ballads as no white singer has done in quite some time. (Rolling Stone) As Velveteen, Burns and partner Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks) wrote and produced the darker, danceable 'After Hours' for Atlantic Records. Burns and Maida then spent a decade deconstructing traditional country music as The Lovin' Kind. On Burns' more recent 'Unadorned' -Lisa sings with a touching resonance centred round her gritty Americana voice. (Phil Manzanera). Last year Lisa completed music studies with Elise Kermani and is currently recording new work on her laptop at her dining room table.
Hannah Marcus is a songwriter who lives in Brooklyn. Her most recent and forthcoming CD were both recorded in Montreal with members of Godspeed You Black Emperor. She is also a member of The WIngdale Community SIngers along with Rick Moody, David Grubbs and Nina Katchadourian. She's also worked closely with producer Tim Mooney of American Music Club, and her friend Adam Klein of The Size Queens.
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