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by Read

Through violins, vocal harmonies and accordions, listeners of this album are drawn into a perilous place, beguiled by Read's privacy and exposure. Her arresting music creates a state of tension between internal experience and the external world.
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
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2. Fireworks
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4. Never
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5. Tender
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7. Read U
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Listen to Julia Read, and you will hear a classically trained heir to Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, and Laurie Anderson. An ambitious composer/lyricist, singer, and fiddler, she queers the field of neo-folk performers like Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor. On stage, Julia Read conjures a singularly captivating, subversively calm and dangerous magic. On her debut album, Go On Go, she sings of monsters and witches, of the bones of visibility and invisibility, of bodily presence and absence. Julia Read’s arresting music creates a state of tension between internal experience and the external world. When she takes the stage, we are drawn into this perilous place, beguiled by both its privacy and exposure.
'I D K' is her second album. Engineered by Raky Sastri (You Won't) and Quinn McCarthy, 'I D K' features many of the same musicians from 'Go On Go', including Raky Sastri, Quinn McCarthy,Tom Cain, Nathan Hobbs, Matt Lorenz (Rusty Belle) and Jazer Giles.
Read has worked with artists such as Tere O’Connor and James Baker, Niv Acosta, Chris Pureka, Raky Sastri and Nicole Reynolds. She has opened for The Breeders reunion tour, Lucius, You Won’t, Rusty Belle, Chris Pureka and Nicole Reynolds.

"Saturday night marked my first time seeing Read play, but there was something about her that struck me as deeply familiar. Within the opening notes on her violin I quickly scrawled down three words in my notebook: female Sam Amidon.
Their music is not polished and poppy, but raw. Read has the beefed up voice of a 1940s Disney heroine – one who clearly doesn’t need rescuing.
But the similarities between the two young musicians extend further than the music itself. Both have this amazing earnest, little kid purity about them. Staring straight ahead in her over-sized t-shirt and loose-fitting Dickies, Read has the kind of crazed, wide-eyed look you can’t help but mimic a little, like a baby in a social psychology experiment." - Sonic Smorgasbord



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