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    Our 2012 release, in limited edition, is a journey into a haunting landscape of yearning, outrage and escapes into imagined realities. The title track whispers of Portishead and Bjork, yet screams with a satisfying pop rock chorus. Valerie and bassist Veronika Safarova built a layered sound, complete with teasing guitar melodies and a rhythm section that guides listeners into Valerie's heart-wrenching, thoughtful lyrics and arrangements. Produced by Jason Carmer (Camper Van Beethoven, The Donnas, Third Eye Blind, Molotov), players include Michael Urbano on drums (Sheryl Crow, Smash Mouth) and Joe Gore on guitar (PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman).

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my body tingles with inertia
I’m still in bed, blank slate in my head
used to put it on paper to get it off my chest
but I’m only sleeping, not even dreaming

Shake me awake
I want to give I am ready to take
Shake me awake
before it’s too late

I worked sleepwalking like a robot
society made me exhausted from apathy
so I crawled into a cave where I found comfort
I’m done with hibernation nowI need some stimulation

Shake me awake
I want to give I am ready to take
Shake me awake
before it’s too late

I’m growing impatient
feel like I’m already ancient

Shake me awake
I want to give I’m ready to take
Shake me awake
before it’s too late
don’t let it get too late


from Life on the Moon (EP), released October 31, 2012
Written by Valerie Orth (ASCAP/ VLO Music)

Players: Valerie Orth (vocals, guitar), Veronika Safarova (bass), Jeff Marrs (drums), Eryn Allen (keys), Tyler Lewis (violin), Jon Evans (guitar)


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Valerie Orth New York

Amidst the madness of 2020, when nothing is certain and we struggle to find hope for the future, we need artists like electro alt-pop songwriter/guitarist/producer Valerie Orth. She writes with a strong sense of self and a fierce feminist perspective, telling stories about alienated humanity and visions of a better tomorrow. Her new album, Rabbit Hole, due out Dec 4, couldn’t be more timely. ... more

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