Girls in Trouble’s Upcoming Album
Half You Half Me
Brings the Stories of Biblical Heroines to Light
“I find myself often going back to that record [Girls in Trouble] and marveling at the storytelling skills of Alicia Jo Rabins… Half You Half Me is another captivating collection of first person tales of women in the Torah.”– Largehearted Boy
On May 17th, 2011 JDub Records will release Half You Half Me, the sophomore album from “hauntingly lovely” (LA Weekly) group Girls in Trouble. Through Girls in Trouble, unrecognized Biblical heroines are given a voice to tell their side of the story. Brooklyn poet and multi-instrumentalist Alicia Jo Rabins’s lyrics bring these women to life with tales of androgynous storm demons, jealous sisters and knife accidents.
The album is already available for pre-order through iTunes! California tour information below!Hailed by Largehearted Boy as a “Favorite Album of 2009,” the band’s self-titled debut was “filled with stories of women from Jewish history that resonate strongly in today’s world.” In one song, Moses’s sister Miriam is exiled and struck with leprosy—in another, a little girl is sacrificed by her father. On Girls in Trouble’s debut, the women featured as passive heroes: on Half You Half Me, they fight back.
Half You Half Me is the logical next-step from the band’s debut: on Half You Half Me, lyrical and musical horizons expand past sweet story telling into more complex terrain.
Rabins gives voice to the first woman who dared to stand up for herself against man on the album’s first single, “We Are Androgynous.” Before Adam and Eve, there was Adam and Lilith, and they (literally) could not be separated. In one version of this creation myth, the pair originated as a two-headed being. After being split, Lilith acted as if she was Adam’s equal– and was banished from the Garden of Eden as a result.
Preview “We Are Androgynous” HERE!
Through Half You Half Me, the stories of these embattled Biblical women play out amidst a spirited orchestrated background. Girls in Trouble utilizes their full band to bring life to each song, featuring upright bass, drums, accordion, and electric guitars.
Learn more about Girls in Trouble through their MySpace page and follow their “California Exodus Dreaming Tour” on Facebook!
Catch Girls In Trouble when they perform LIVE in your city:
4/13/11 San Francisco Viracocha
4/14/11 Davis, CA Sophia’s Thai Kitchen*
4/15/11 Berkeley, CA Subterranean Art House*
4/16/11 Los Angeles IKAR
4/17/11 Los Angeles The Smell
4/20/11 San Diego Tin Can Alehouse
4/23/11 Santa Barbara Biko Garage
5/4/11 Columbia, MD Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
5/5/11 Raleigh, NC Pinhook
5/7/11 Atlanta, GA Highland Ballroom
5/8/11 Carrboro, NC Leo Gaev Metalworks
5/11/11 Baltimore, MD Windup Space
5/19/11 New York, NY Joe’s Pub
5/20/11 Hudson, NY Spotty Dog
5/29/11 Beckett, MA Dreamaway Lodge
* with Mirah
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Time Out Jerusalem’s latest issue features 100 Jerusalem residents Israelis love, and “for some mysterious reason” (his words, not ours) Sagol 59 was listed in the “musicians” category! Below is a translation of the short interview conducted with the master of Israeli Hip-Hop.
Name: Sagol 59 (sometimes known as Khen Rotem), a respected M.C, one of the founding fathers of Israeli Hip Hop. Has 5 albums under his belt.
Lives in: Givat Ze’ev (originally from a kibbutz)
Why we chose him: Because he still believes he can change the world.
Things most people don’t know about him: Went to film school, lived in England, soon he will release a Blues album, all in Hebrew.
Motto for life: Always be sceptical about people who claim they have a motto for life.
Israel’s acclaimed rap duo Peled & Ortega have finally released their shelved album Special Delivery. The two went their separate ways a couple of years ago, leaving their sophomore album in the vaults. Now, the long-awaited album is finally released via Bandcamp - with help from producers Ori Shochat and Michael Cohen. The posse cut “Open Mic” features our man Sagol 59 with a lyrically blazing final verse. Listen here:
Peled & Ortega’s “Open Mic”
Here’s a new track by talented Israeli producer/singer/musician Amir Estlein, featuring a rap cameo by our own Sagol 59.
Sagol and Amir have just finished recording Sagol’s new album, which finds him taking a whole new artistic direction, venturing into Blues, Folk and Reggae.
This song, however, is a bonus track from Amir’s digitally released debut, “Reflections.” Enjoy!
Sagol 59 traveled from Israel to New York last week to perform at the CMJ Music Marathon. Check out this video and grab a copy of Make Room.
A legend in his own right, the Gangsta Rabbi is a one man machine, playing flute, bass (backwards and upside down) and a myriad of percussion machines and pedals. By day, a town comptroller, by night– Steve Lieberman is the Gangsta Rabbi, a snarling, savage beast on stage and in his home-studio.
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