What do you get when you take a person raised on the Beatles and influenced by independent rock? Emily Easterly. Introspective and insightful, Emily spent much of her high school days writing and demoing her music. Simplicity of chords with striking juxtapositions of lyrics, the songs are laid out for the listener to figure out for themselves and to weave into their own lives. Her wispy, weathered vocals have a light texture while also sounding confidently timid. She has made her rounds in the Richmond, VA music scene while also making a name for herself in Miami, FL as she attends the University of Miami (School of Music) as a classical guitar major. Her influences include: Liz Phair, Poe, early Sheryl Crow, and of course the Beatles. More recent influences include the Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse, Elliot Smith and Radiohead. 'Assembling Emily' is the first release by Emily Easterly. It was recorded in late May/ early June 2001 at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia. Emily was fortunate enough to work with the following people on this project: *Miguel Urbiztondo- (of the bands Maki and Koester) co-produced and played drums and keyboards. *Alan Weatherhead- (of the bands Sparklehorse and Maki) engineered and, played guitar and keyboards. *Johnny Hickman- (of the band Cracker) played lead guitar on the track 'Overjoyed.' *Jonathan Sullivan- (of the band Bio Ritmo) played bass. The six songs were written by Emily and she played guitar, keyboards, and sang all vocals.
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