Novelty Daughter EP

by Novelty Daughter

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One year ago, we filmed a few live videos of Novelty Daughter (aka Faith Harding) playing guitar and singing at Top Tomato in Mar Vista, CA. The result was simple, direct, and beautiful; but that session was just a taste of what was to come from a woman whose musical gifts reach far beyond just a guitar and a voice. After two sampler contributions, a single, and another live session, Novelty Daughter's self-titled and self-produced debut EP arrives as the first complete release of music from the Stereocure songstress. The Novelty Daughter EP exhibits a cool consistency of tone and texture: the songs are founded on mellow progressions of piano and keyboard sounds, driven by head-banging beats and filled out by virtuosic vocal lines. While this basic structure stays constant, an underlying ocean of sonic and lyrical subtleties makes this EP an intimate journey through Faith's world of nuanced imagination. By turns understated and explosive, her original productions often feel more like a set of sound designs than beats: arrays of drum samples rumble and quiver in syncopated serenity, weaving a backdrop that's perfectly fitted to Faith's soaring vocals and poignant lyrics. She has an uncanny impulse for turning her subjects inside out, inhabiting a world of everyday social interactions while calling them into question, and making music while considering the worth of making anything at all. These five songs spread themselves out before your ears with a depth and completeness that the compact fifteen minute total would hardly seem to allow: it reads like a novel.

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released August 5, 2013

Written, produced and performed by Novelty Daughter

Cover art by Eugenia Loli
cargocollective.com/eugenialoli

Thank you to Jordan Alper, Gabe Kanengiser, Myles Emmons, Charlie Abbott, Eugenia Loli, Adam Hirsch, Mia Rossi and all of my Stereocure comrades.

Released on STEREOCURE
www.stereocure.com

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Stereocure is a collective of musicians, writers, and artists dedicated to a vision of contemporary music culture that is inspired by a progressive and creative spirit. We are an independent record label founded in Los Angeles, CA.

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