Girlyman | Supernova

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Beach Boys Indigo Girls Simon & Garfunkel

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Folk-Rock Pop: Folky Pop Moods: Type: Vocal
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Girlyman

Leading-Edge Three-Part-Harmony Folk-Pop
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Nothing Left
3:08 album only
2. Caroline
2:31 album only
3. Break Me Slow
3:44 album only
4. Soul of You
2:21 album only
5. Michelangelo
3:28 album only
6. Supernova
4:46 album only
7. See to See
4:14 album only
8. No Matter What I Do
3:53 album only
9. St. Augustine
3:25 album only
10. The Person You Want
3:35 album only
11. Long Time Gone
3:49 album only
12. Empire of Our State
3:56 album only
13. Best I Could
4:31 album only


Album Notes
"Really good, really unexpected, and really different" is how The Village Voice describes Girlyman's lyric-driven folk-pop music. But that can also describe the year that inspired their fifth studio album Supernova.

"A supernova is a dying star," explains Girlyman member Doris Muramatsu, who was diagnosed with leukemia in late 2010. The three founding members of Girlyman (Muramatsu, Nate Borofsky, and Tylan Greenstein) had spent ten years playing and singing harmony together, from early days in tiny coffeehouses, through long opening runs with the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams, all the way to festival main stages and the country's premier acoustic venues. The band, now a quartet with the addition of former Po' Girl drummer JJ Jones in 2009, suddenly feared for its future.

"I was in the hospital getting blood transfusions and chemotherapy," Doris continues. "We cancelled a month of tours and thought that was it."

An autobiography of this unique time for the band, Supernova resonates with themes of uncertainty and transformation. But the album is not a dirge; instead, the band reaches, as always, for hope. As Slate Magazine wrote, "Girlyman doesn't wallow in such emotions; the band approaches them frankly, capturing, in a story or a surprising metaphor, a feeling you've had but never heard so well-expressed."

"Nate had written a song called 'Supernova' that kept going through my head all throughout my stay in the hospital," says Doris. "It wasn't written about me, but it helped me get through that time. Later I looked up the definition of 'supernova.' It turns out that while it is a dying star, it also gives birth to new stars." Indeed, nine months after her diagnosis, Muramatsu's cancer went into remission and the band was reborn.

Mixed by Grammy Award winner Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn), and featuring guest appearances by the Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and others, Supernova is the first Girlyman album to include the kinetic drumming of newest member JJ Jones.



to write a review


Stop reading and buy this.
Yes, I've had this album for a few months already because I pre-ordered directly from Girly-central. It was well worth it. Ty, Doris, Nate and JJ will rock your world. 'Soul Of You' and 'The Person You Want' are two standouts I find myself coming back to again and again. Yes, I'm a bit excited at the prospect of a solo Ty album... Girlyman continues to astound at Live shows year after year and Supernova packs in a lot of the energy into the studio release.

4.5 stars


I love this album...
What more can I say? These songs speak to me on many levels - lyrically, melodically and soulfully. Girlyman music fills me with elation and sometimes churns up tears. The songs that touch me most from this album are: The Person You Want, See to See, Soul of You, Supernova, Empire of Our State, Nothing Left and Best I Could. If you don't already own all of their albums, what are you waiting for!!! Also, I highly recommend Girlyman live shows. You will not be disappointed. :)


I picked this up on the "pre-release" & just can't stop listening to it! It's addicting & it grows on you like a fungus. First time through, I though...OK...nice stuff but the more times I listened the more I fell in love with it. Michelangelo is haunting. I wake up in the morning & find myself during the day, humming the tunes! BUY THIS ALBUM & IF THEY ARE WITHIN 150 MILES ...GO SEE THEM LIVE! :)


Girlyman's best album yet
If you love tight harmonies, wonderful melodies and terrific lyrics, this album is for you! Honestly, there is not a bad cut on it!

One of the things I love the most about Girlyman is how each member of the band is an awesome artist in their own right. They all write songs and work the arrangements. But, together, they are so much more than the sum of each individually. They simply fit together to make really beautiful, moving music.

Give yourself a musical and spiritual gift: Buy this album and put it on replay!