(Out June 1, 2010 on Young Love Records)
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“Quitzow gives her cello and Moog art whimsy a bubbly groove and defiant summer strut” - Spin
Multi-instrumentalist songwriter Erica Quitzow will release her latest record, Juice Water June 1st on Young Love Records. A follow up to 2008’s critically lauded Art College, Juice Water finds Quitzow creating bubbly, effervescent pop that’s as spunky as it is carefully constructed. And this spring, she will take her new record on the road, touring ten European countries followed by an extensive U.S. tour come summer.
Before writing Juice Water, Erica immersed herself in the works of ’80s icons like Prince and Bel biv DeVoe and drew inspiration from electronic innovators like Kraftwerk and Daft Punk. The influence of these groups can be heard on the defiantly-sexy, dancefloor-ready pop gems “Whatever” and “Cherry Blossom.” And on “Magic,” Quitzow’s otherworldly synths and simple, catchy beats, share space with Erica’s own string flourishes throughout the song. And on the epic, two part song “Race Car,” Erica slows the record down and shows off the subtle side of her songwriting skills.
In many ways, the whimsy of Juice Water is a reflection of Erica’s life. Raised at her grandmother’s dance school in Berkley, Calif., Erica struck out on her own early. She spent her early years testing out cities across the U.S., sleeping on beaches in Mexico, and exploring North and West Africa. All the while, Erica was absorbing the various musical styles of the characters she met along the way. Now firmly rooted just outside of New York in the Hudson Valley, Erica Quitzow has risen to the forefront of various music scenes, performing around the country with widely diverse groups. After being a part of indie-pop trio Inner with members of Here We Go Magic, she turned her attention to running Young Love Records, playing violin for The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and collaborating with Gary Levitt ofSetting Sun.
But it’s in Quitzow’s solo work that she’s able to pursue her love of dance-driven, infectious hooks. The results have been uniformly positive. Songs from Quitzow’s previous album and EP have been featured on multiple episodes of“Gossip Girl,” and have been lauded by SPIN, USA Today, and All Music Guide.