Erica Glyn, Jeff Litman, Wally Nichols

Erica Glyn

“With the release of her new album, STATIC, the New York based musician, recording engineer and producer creates a world of unique trip-hop, psychedelic sounds that trigger Burtonesque images, while her distorted melodies and enticing vocals take you on a journey through your imagination.” – The Deceptive Cadence

New York City based musician, Erica Glyn, has been playing music for as long as she can remember. Her passion and drive for her own development has exploded in her latest work, STATIC. The new album was written, recorded and produced solely by Erica, with contributions from a collection of well-respected artists. She produced 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”, from the albums opening sultry and hypnotic track, “Commonplace”, to the warped, dream-like “Beautiful”. The poptastic, “All I Wanna Do”, hits you with an undeniable beat right off the bat, it’s 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.

Jeff Litman

It was said by one of my more eloquent fans that my music "combines the gritty Americana of Tom Petty, the harmonic savvy of Elvis Costello, and the undiluted melodicism of Paul Westerberg." I'll take that.

I'm Jeff Litman—a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in New York City.. My second album, Outside, will be released on February 7th, 2012.
Outside is about my search for a place in the world—professionally, romantically, artistically. Where my first record, Postscript, is mired in the grief of a recently ended relationship, Outside is set in its slightly jaded, somewhat wiser, but still uncertain aftermath; it grapples with the question of what happens next and takes on the struggles that accompany life as an independent artist. It was recorded throughout 2011 in
Minneapolis and New York. I co-produced the album with my old friend, Andy Thompson (who has worked with Dan Wilson, Andy Sturmer, Jeremy Messersmith). I also had the pleasure of recording with two early
heroes of mine: drummer Michael Bland (Prince, Paul Westerberg, Soul Asylum) and Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck, Air), who sings and plays keyboards on the title track. The record is filled out with the performances of a bunch of talented NYC-based artists and friends including Bryan Dunn, Maddy Wyatt, Shanna Zell, and Emily Zuzik.

Wally Nichols

Wally Nichols first got into a band at Brown University where he was a student. He played bass because no one else would. He then toured around the country with his soft/ pop rock band and almost ran The Subdudes's tour bus off the road (by accident) with his tour bus. Not good. After 7 years of working for Atlantic Records (radio promotion), he moved to the country and now plays country leaning, pop rock. He is in pursuit of the perfect 4 minute story set to music!

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Erica Glyn, Jeff Litman, Wally Nichols

Wednesday, December 11 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Spike Hill

Free