Thursday, May 28, The Frequency, 8:30 pm
“Amanda Palmer gone psychedelic and retro.” That’s how Keyboard Magazine describes this Madison local’s unique, cabaret-inspired blend of piano, vocals, Casio keyboards and trumpet. Come celebrate her eighth solo album at this release party, where you’ll see her build her alternatively dark and cheery piano pop by recording and looping samples live on stage. With Gentle Brontosarus, FOMA.
Stephanie Rearick will release her new cd (her 8th solo effort) on Thursday, May 28, at The Frequency. The album, every thing everything was recorded last summer and fall by her loony-time producer, Edward Reardon. It is a return to form. The piano, trumpet and vocals are front and center with the occasional foray into Casio and loops. Combining her classically-tinged piano tendencies with her love of looping Casio beats, trumpets and voice, Rearick exudes confidence and creates a universe of music all her own. Her soundscape is rich. Cheery, creepy, lush, beautiful and very dreamlike. A gorgeous sorrow. A sublime disorientation. Memories.
Stephanie Rearick has issued 7 full-length solo releases plus recordings with Your Mom, Your Mom SRO, The There Was a Mans and The Coma Savants, along with side work with musicians such as Eugene Chadbourne and The Crest. She also occasionally composes for film and theater.