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Deceptively True

by True Margrit

“...a bass and piano-driven sound that bridges the gap between what you hear on the radio and what sticks in your head. The language and delivery have a surreal edge to them.”
Genre: Pop: Piano
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  Song Share Time Download
1. connect the dots
3:56 $0.99
2. sympathetic magic
3:08 $0.99
3. the thirty words for snow
4:01 $0.99
4. all of the atoms strung together
4:12 $0.99
5. deceptively true
3:25 $0.99
6. devour the past
3:39 $0.99
7. you are here
3:10 $0.99
8. blind man's bluff
4:19 $0.99
9. heat lightning
2:53 $0.99
10. farther astray
3:33 $0.99
11. i don't mind
3:23 $0.99
12. streets of firenze
3:25 $0.99
13. divine comedy
2:53 $0.99
14. hey we are driving
4:01 $0.99
15. new constellations
3:46 $0.99
16. Jamie
3:42 $0.99
17. walk into the room
3:57 $0.99
18. one out of many
3:36 $0.99
19. delusions of grandeur
3:38 $0.99
20. waiting for the wind
5:31 $0.99
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Album Notes
Deceptively True is a compilation of songs from the first two True Margrit releases (Peut-Etre La Fenetre and Sympathetic Magic), PLUS eleven previously unreleased tracks! This CD contains 20 songs (clocking in at just over 74 minutes) and includes a deluxe color 12-page booklet with full lyrics.

...But who or what is True Margrit?

Based in San Francisco and fronted by singer/ songwriter/ piano-player/ bandleader Margrit Eichler, True Margrit has probably played near you (or will be playing at some point sometime soon) in a solo or band jaunt from NYC to Seattle to Los Angeles or beyond in nightclubs, cafes, theatres, radio & television stations, or sailboats.

The band features a piano-driven sound, the kinetic bass and drum duo of Gary Hobish and Andrew Bacon, and Eichler's husky/sweet/ surreal vocals. What would you call it? Smart-art-poprock (with a tantalizing hint of danger)? Piano-based rootsy-pop with a suggestion of the cozy, smoke-filled chambers of retro? Part of a brave new phase of  post-post-modern-American pop music?  Listen up and decide for yourself.

At any rate, the band is best known for its hummable,  slightly surreal, uncategorizable tunes, its world-class rhythm section and  Eichler's unspeakable love for her keyboard. Why try to explain it? Just sing along.

Some choice quotes:

"Margrit is a genius in the vein of Pete Townshend."
Joe Cote-San Francisco Spectrum

"...Eichler is an excellent writer you would like to hear more of."
Diedre Johnson-Knoxville Daily Beacon

"Margrit's voice is big and bit smoky. Her melodies soar...the hooks float into your head and stay there."
Scott Mobley-Redding Record Searchlight

"True Margrit has to be one of the best keyboardists around town."
David Womack-Haight Ashbury Free Press

"...wild-woman keyboard-player has the heart and soul of a gifted chanteuse."
Michael  Cronin--Teenage Kicks

"...lures  you into repeated little dame who can really belt out a number"
Wayne Bledsoe--Knoxville News-Sentinel

"Oh Margrit; you know they'll tell you anything you want."
Neva Chonin-San Francisco Bay Guardian



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Andrew Bacon

Classic, definitive Margrit!
This CD will be looked upon as the first release of a truly great songwriter... all of Margrit's theatricality, lyrical intensity and accessibility and musical sensitivity is on display here, with guitars even! Connect The Dots, Sympathetic Magic and All the Atoms Strung Together are my personal standout tracks, but with 20 tracks collected from various previous recordings and a bunch of new studio material, everyone is bound to find their own favorites.

Highly recommended!

Fuschia Finegold's Rock Ruminations

True Margrit's 'Deceptively True'is a one-of-a-kind adventure
True Margrit--featuring singer/songwriter/pianist Margrit Eichler with an array of San Francisco Bay Area
musicians--takes us on a full-blown sonic adventure. Veering from the snappy, trippy, symphonic-pop of opener,
"Connect the Dots" to the sorrowful twang of "Blind Man's Bluff",and the stomping bluesiness in "All of
the Atoms Strung Together" & "Heat Lightning" we visit a shifting musical landscape. But always in the foreground
we encounter Margrit's bittersweet alto and propulsive piano.
One of a kind.