Brian and I had the pleasure of catching Amy Bezunartea at her opening spot for Stephin Merritt earlier this year. It was here that I first heard the song that she’s now sharing as the latest single for her brand new album, New Villain. This new tune deals with the struggles a woman/girl must face in the world, especially when it comes to expectations placed upon them by the world. I really appreciate the word play too in her songwriting. I’m definitely looking forward to her new release, which is slated for September 25th release via Kiam Records.
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It wasn’t too long ago that Amy Bezunartea was impressing the ATH crew with her vocal performance as the opening act for Stephin Merritt. That alone, makes her worthy of a mention on any day, but we are also happy to share that she’s just announced a brand new album, New Villain. Like Merritt, Amy has a way with word play, with the music almost coming in secondary, though that’s not to diminish the work on this song. There’s some careful little touches, from distorted chords to deep piano touches, leaving us with some great production work. You’ll be able to grab the new album on September 25th via Kiam Records.
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When you’re given the opportunity to catch Stephin Merritt, you better believe I’m going to jump at the chance. I’ve been obsessed with Stephin’s work for close to two decades, marveling at his wit, and his output. He brought along fellow Magnetic Fields member Sam Davol for accompaniment, packed folks into the Central Presbyterian Church and treated us to an evening of tunes from his catalog, spanning A to Z.
Read on for my thoughts, and for photos from Brian Gray.
Gentle folk music seems appropriate considering its rained in our town for at least 24 straigh hours. Luckily, I was fortunate to find the great new album from Amy Bezunartea in my inbox today, which is titled Restaurants and Bars. It will be released by Kiam Records on November 2nd, and if this single is any indication it will be full of soft melodies, delicate strumming and Merritt-esque poetry. If you ask me, that sounds like a great record to get to know. Give it a listen.
Download: Amy Bezunartea – Doubles