“…a world of unique trip-hop, psychedelic sounds that trigger Burtonesque images…her distorted melodies and enticing vocals take you on a journey through your imagination” – The Deceptive Cadence
Captivating vocals and commanding lyrics fuse with elements of trip-hop, rocktronica and a splash of psychedelic rock – Erica Glyn’s unique and intriguing sound leans toward the unconventional, and has garnered her comparisons to boundary-pushing powerhouses like Florence Welch and Fiona Apple. This New York City-based musician, engineer, and producer has been playing music for as long as she can remember.
With four prior album-releases under her belt, her passion and drive for her own development has culminated in the release of her fifth and latest full-length opus, STATIC. The new album was written, recorded and produced solely by Erica, with contributions from a collection of well-respected artists, including several re-mixes from the notable Chris Lord-Alge.
(photo: Hilary J. Corts)
“a densely engaging new album… an adventurous nebula of trip hop, acoustic instruments, programming, distortion, alluring vocals and deadly serious hooks.” – David Weiss, SonicScoop
Erica’s vampy, garage-pop lures listeners into “a world of the unusual and strange”, from the album’s opening sultry and hypnotic track, “Commonplace”, to the warped and dream-like “Beautiful”. The poptastic, “All I Wanna Do”, hits you with an undeniable beat right off the bat. It has commercial appeal coupled with an edgy sound and stuck-in-your-head-for-days lyrics.
Each song from STATIC takes you deeper into the fantastical world of Erica Glyn, a landscape of pulsating beats, surging synthesizers, elegantly volcanic melodies, and dark, poetic lyrics.
Erica 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. Erica has opened for Jonathan Richman of the Modern Lovers in Istanbul, and played alongside the likes of St. Vincent and Citizen Cope. Recently she has worked with Joel Hamilton (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Sparklehorse) on projects including Candice Anitra, Watussi and Blakroc. In addition, Erica has collaborated with the likes of Blair Wells (Q-tip, Parts and Labor), John Ginty (Citizen Cope, Jewel) and Jesse Krakow (Craig Wedron, Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise).
As an engineer, she has worked with a variety of notable personalities that include Hillary Clinton, 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 also produces, composes and performs music for multimedia installation projects with live video artist Laia Cabrera and live animator Isabelle Duverger, which has taken her to Spain and France. Other notable performances by the collective are Shifting Gaze, a multimedia project realised in Times Square, October 2010, as part of Spain Art Fest´10 curated by the Consulate General of Spain NYC, Times Square Alliance and Coolture Spain. The Shifting Gaze multimedia installation has since been touring internationally in museums and cultural centers, with stops in Washington, D.C., Mexico, Spain, and Argentina.
“Winter Wonderland” (Cover)
“All I Wanna Do”
“I’m Not Here”
“Make It Right” (Lyric Video)
The Making Of “Dollars For Thieves”
Gender Amplified Mix Sessions: Erica Glyn video
Under The Gun Review – Premiere: Erica Glyn – “Make It Right” Lyric Video
Noise Polluter – Dollars For Thieves: An Interview With Erica Glyn
Pop Bytes -MAJOR: Erica Glyn’s ‘Dollars For Thieves’ EP
Confront Magazine – Review: Dollars For Thieves by Erica Glyn
Diffuser.FM – Exclusive Premiere: Erica Glyn, ‘Dollars For Thieves’ EP
VENTS Magazine – Interview: Erica Glyn
Sonicbids Blog – Interview: The 6 Most Important Things I Learned About DIY Recording From My Tiny Brooklyn Apartment
All Music – Song Premiere: Erica Glyn – “All Just For You“
SonicScoop -EP Preview: Erica Glyn’s “Dollars for Thieves” — Five Fun Recording Facts!
Artist Direct – Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Erica Glyn & Charley Hustle, “Winter Wonderland”
Limerence Magazine – Five Indie Christmas Albums to Add to Your Holiday Playlist
PureVolume – PREMIERE: Listen To Erica Glyn’s New Holiday EP ‘The Glyn That Stole Christmas’
Popculturez – Behind The Scenes Exclusive: Erica Glyn’s ‘Winter Wonderland’
Substream: Erica Glyn Premieres First Single, “Deck The Halls,” Off Holiday EP, ‘The Glyn That Stole Christmas
Under The Gun Review: UTG Exclusive – Erica Glyn Announces Holiday EP
I Heard You Play: Feature – Erica Glyn
Creative Spotlights: Feature – Erica Glyn Beats Gender Bias By Self-Producing
Infectious Magazine: Interview – Erica Glyn
Limerence Magazine: Jam Of The Week – Erica Glyn “The Animal”
Culture Brats: Music Video Firdays – Erica Glyn “The Animal”
Substream: Sub. Video – Erica Glyn’s Sultry New Video “The Animal”
PureVolume: Premiere – Watch Erica Glyn’s Stunning New Video For “The Animal”
Smash TV: Favorite Tracks – Erica Glyn “The Animal”
Indie Band Guru: Erica Glyn – Excluse stream of New Song “The Animal” And Advice On Standing Out In A Crowded Scene
Sonic Scoop: Music + Video – The Vibrant Visual Translation of Erica Glyn’s “In Silence”
Band of the Day App: Feature – Erica Glyn
Stitched Sound Print Issue #5 (pg. 4): Feature – Erica Glyn
The Deli Magazine: Review – Erica Glyn
Sinister Girlz: Best of 2012 – One on One with Erica Glyn
Sinister Girlz: Album Review – New Music Tuesdays
Poptimes Magazine: Album Review – Erica Glyn “Static”
The Deceptive Cadence: Album Review – Erica Glyn “Static”
Alt Sounds: Feature – Erica Glyn “Static”//Track by Track
Radio Koszalin: Best of 2012 Polish Radio – Erica Glyn “Static”
Substream Music Press: Sub. Exclusive – Erica Glyn’s video for “In Silence”
Front Row Live Entertainment: Video Of The Day – Erica Glyn “In Silence”
MaxMuzic: Interview – Erica Glyn
Hellhound Music: Music News – Erica Glyn Releases “In Silence” Video Teaser
Golden Mixtape: Interview – Erica Glyn: Space, Dr. Oz and Crazy Gifts
Truth Or Sarah: Video Feature – Erica Glyn Premieres Video For “I’m Not Here”
Alt Sounds: File-O-Facts: Erica Glyn
Sonic Scoop: Interview – On The Record: Erica Glyn “Static”
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