Erica Glyn is releasing a holiday EP November 26, and we’ve got the first single off of it, “Deck The Halls!” Check it out!
A quote from Erica about ‘The Glyn That Stole Christmas’:
“The best part about making a holiday EP was the challenge of taking very traditional music that everyone is very familiar with and trying to make it fresh and different. I tried to create a new take on the material while still borrowing some instrumentation from traditional versions that are so familiar to us. I love doing cover songs because it allows me the freedom to really create something new without feeling so precious about the material.”
New York City based artist/producer, Erica Glyn, is an amplifying force in the music industry. From her self-made creations to her songwriting/production work, she’s becoming a well-known entity and making fans across the globe. She produces a unique and intriguing sound, mixing elements of trip-hop, rocktronica and a splash of psychedelic rock with her captivating vocals and commanding lyrics. Erica leans towards the unconventional, experimenting with instrumentation and tonal effects, which garner her comparisons to boundary-pushing powerhouses like Florence Welch and Fiona Apple.
Erica’s vampy, garage-pop lures listeners into “a world of the unusual and strange”, a landscape of pulsating beats, surging synthesizers, elegantly volcanic melodies, and dark, poetic lyrics. Her passion and drive for her own development exploded in her 2012 full-length release, STATIC, which was released to critical acclaim. Erica has been described as “a heck of a talent… among the few who could restore your faith in organized sound”, so it’s not surprising that STATIC can be found atop a few Best of 2012 lists and gaining ground internationally. (If you haven’t heard she’s kinda big in Poland)
Like all her work, the album was written, recorded and produced solely by Erica, with contributions from a collection of well-respected artists and special mixes by multiple Grammy award-winning master music-maker and friend, Chris Lord-Alge. Her undeniable songwriting ability, visually stunning music videos, and outside-the-box approach has garnered her industry praise and features in some of today’s best music publications, such as: The Deli, Substream Music Press, SonicScoop, Fearless Radio, Stitched Sound, and Confront Magazine.
Erica has opened for Jonathan Richman of the Modern Lovers in Istanbul and played alongside the likes of St. Vincent and Citizen Cope. She has collaborated with some of the best musicians around, including Blair Wells (Q-tip, Parts and Labor), John Ginty (Citizen Cope, Jewel) and Jesse Krakow (Craig Wedron, Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise). She began her career working with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Bob Power, on albums by India.Arie, The Roots, Ozomatli, Citizen Cope and Meshell Ndegeocello among others. As an engineer, Erica has worked with a variety of notable personalities that include Hillary Clinton, Clive Davis, Hoda Kotb, Harvey Firestein, Aaron Tveit, Ed Westwick, Richard Clarke (Audie Award), Stephen Colbert, Frank McCourt (Audie Award), Joan Rivers, Uma Thurman, Dr. Oz, Mariane Pearl (Audie Award), Valerie Plame, Michael J. Fox (Audie Award) and John Lithgow (Audie Award), the latter two projects both garnering Grammy nominations.
Erica is currently writing material for her forthcoming album, due out early-2014, and plans to amp up her live performance schedule, so stay tuned for announcements!
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