Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion Out Now via Dead Stare Records
On Tour Now with Mikey Erg and The Unloveables
photo credit: Brian Galderisi
WATCH THE “YES, CHILDREN” VIDEO HERE
Emilyn Brodsky is thrilled to share her latest stop-motion animated video for Digestion stand-out, “Yes, Children” today with AV Club. The second video in a three part series from her new album, Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion (out now on Dead Stare Records), the clip captures a swarm of dancing braids, spilled cereal, and bedroom dioramas. Brodsky’s lyrics embrace both the beauty and hesitations of kids, revolving between dreams of “perfect” and “demon” children, a reflection of Brodsky’s inner child.
With a sound self-described as “creepy comfy folk pop,” Brodsky focuses her storytelling on things that are usually kept secret. To put in simple terms: she writes songs about feelings, aggressively. Speaking about the track, AV Club shared, “Her new video for “Yes, Children” marries that creeping, claustrophobic aura with the poppy breeziness Brodsky so effortlessly creates.”
Talking about the video, Brodsky shared:
“This is the second of three stop-motion animated videos I created with magical animator Haily Wojcik and sassy photographer Brian Galderisi. All of the videos in this series play with a different aspect of corporeal existence and each asks the question “What is UP with bodies?” This one warns against ignoring the loose ends in one’s life. But, as you can see in the video, tying up those loose ends is just the beginning…
10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
11/01 – Orlando, FL @ Nobby’s ^
11/02 – St. Augustine, FL @ Will’s Pub ^
11/03 – Tallahassee, FL @ BFF Haus ^
11/05 – Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium ^
11/07 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery Five ^
^ w/ Mikey Erg & The Unloveables
ABOUT EMILYN BRODSKY:
Emilyn Brodsky’s third album was inspired by meat. “Six of the ten songs were written in Montana when I went there to work in a meat processing plant and to decompress after three months on the road. My mother is from Montana, and it’s my favorite place,” said Emilyn. “I have family out there but no friends – it can be pretty isolating, but it’s the best place to reflect and be inspired.”
So it was there in Montana (and in that meat processing plant) that the New York-based artist formed the skeleton for Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion. In her words, “this album is about processing or, uh, digesting, pain and loss; about exorcising the false narratives we tell ourselves about our histories, and replacing them with truth – be it healing, heartbreaking or, more often than not, both.” The group of songs from Montana was rounded out with two songs from her song-writing archives that she felt were needed to complete the arch of the record. The album also includes two songs she wrote in Mexico while holding her breath in the ocean. Although Digestion was completed in early 2016, Emilyn intentionally waited until fall to release it; because, she says, “the creepy-comfy vibe of the record embodies what’s best about the autumn.”
Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion brings back many familiar collaborators from her previous albums – Emilyn Brodsky’s Greatest Tits (2008) and Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings (2014) – including Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Guignol), Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Songs:Ohia ), and Emily Hope Price (Pearl and the Beard). Equal parts early Thao & The Get Down Stay Down alt-pop and Magnetic Fields theatrics, Digestion can just as comfortably cozy up to the Mountain Goats as it can to The New Pornographers.
Emilyn has performed and/or recorded with TV on the Radio, The Magnetic Fields, The Hold Steady, Kimya Dawson, and Vivian Girls. You may have seen her on tour opening for Against Me!, Laura Stevenson, or Spoonboy. You also may have seen her as herself during Season 3 of HBO’s Girls or on Fusion’s “The Chris Gethard Show.” Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion is out October 14th on Dead Stare.
“Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion”
Dead Stare Records
October 14, 2016
2. Origami Cranes
3. Hands Off The Stove
4. Get Haunted
5. Yes, Children
6. You Read Me Wrong
7. Mountains & Miners
8. Staircase Wit
9. Who’s A Casanova?!
10. Saving Grace