Heart Comma Heart
Virginia/Brooklyn native, Emily Easterly's fourth release, Heart Comma Heart is a product of her musical past. If Emily had not been given a copy of the Beatles 1967-1970 double blue album when she was twelve, this record would not have been made. If Emily had not played Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair endlessly the entire year she was sixteen, this record would not have been made. If Emily had not been recently introduced to the music of Neil Young (why did this take so long?), this record would not have been made. And lastly, if Emily had not read The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath upon her arrival in New York one year ago, this record certainly would not have been made. All of these musical milestones have leaked their way onto this twelve song record that is by far Emily's best to date. This is 41 minutes of Emily's past, future and current state of mind as a talented songwriter and guitar player. It's worth pointing out that Heart Comma Heart does not have any bass guitar on the record. This was done to match the electric guitar/drum duo setup of Emily's live show with long time drummer, Sarab Singh. But don't jump to the White Stripes comparisons just yet, Heart Comma Heart is more than just drums and guitars. Pianos, percussion, banjos, rhodes and whistles all make an appearance too. Heart Comma Heart was recorded at Galuminum Foil Studios in Brooklyn, NY and produced by Emily Easterly and Chris Cubeta.