Hello Friends! The Repressions fourth official single, Starlight Golf Course, releases on Saturday September 26, 2020. We are honored by the presence of the amazing mooncat Luna, which is the best part of performing shows from home. She is the best part of this short video, which includes a preview of the song.
We call it Forest Music, some of these songs, because we feel connected to the very sound of that. Musical genres blend and leap and jump and share, we cannot adhere to one of we tried, yet we are always asked what type of music do we play? At one concert in 2019, we played a set list of our melodically softer and quieter songs, and a stranger in the audience approached us afterward and said “It sounds like Forest Music,” and we were all excited smiles.
If something as revered by us as a forest could produce something as revered by us as music, then to even capture a hint of that in the imagination fills us with humble glee.
We are currently recording “Ophelia’s Song, “”From the Blue Green Sea,” “Followcat,” and “Quiet Solitude. These are songs that tell some of those tales.
7pm on facebook live! Live music ~ original songs~ please enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
Here is your formal invitation, in glorious sepia tones!
Oh goodness! The Repressions are featured in the “best desks” video for the NPR contest! While the tour is not happening this year of course, this little bit of light is very welcome. It’s a very nice video, lots of creativity on display and a lovely way to showcase and support independent artists, on the NPR YouTube channel. And of course, our song and video with the now-famous desk can be found on our own YouTube channel.) #tinysurprise
The Repressions had the loveliest of times singing their original song Followcat, and from the Tiny Desk followed the Tiny Repressions… See their debut in this video. This song is dedicated to Luna!
Art is completely unpredictable… and also requires a lot of careful planning and organization… So here have the next four invites now, we cannot wait to see you at these shows!
The Repressions are grateful to have played so many live shows in 2019, including the NYC Veggie Pride Parade in Union Square and Kingston Animalia Concert at BSP Kingston! Thank you to these terrific New York venues and events: The Local, Espresso 77, East Village Social, Irish Whiskey Bar, Union Square Park, Make Music New York, Jack Jones, Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe, Belvedere, LIC Bar, Kumon Awards Ceremony, Athens Square Park, RaR Bar, Shore Fest, Uke Hut, BSP Kingston, The Way Station, The Quays, Shillelagh Tavern, The Mad Donkey, and Marine Terrace. Special thanks to photographer Patrick Merino (he took the fine professional images here,) John Cavaliere and Zack Dash for filming, photographing and always being there, Ben Olson, The AR Community and Astoria Music Collective, our neighborhood musical family! There is much more to come in the new year!
Music: Thank You Charlotte Bronte (Extended Intro) by The Repressions
The Repressions are always working on new songs, and want to use this showcase to share some new, some newer, some softer and dreamier songs such as Starpool, From The Blue Green Sea, Quiet Solitude and Starlight Golfcourse. The showcase is hosted by the talented Jimmy Artache and promises to feature other cool local artists. No cover charge, just wild and soft music right near the 30th Avenue Subway stop in glorious Astoria. Hope to see you there!