Exuding “the aggression of Peaches, the melodic richness and cross-genre fearlessness of the Magnetic Fields, and the disco-classical fusion of the late Arthur Russell” (All Music Guide), Quitzow continues to blur genre lines on her current release “Juice Water”. Drawing inspiration from electronic innovators and pop classics, this third full length record offers a hair-raising, cathartic dose of dance beats with string arrangements and infectious hooks. Statements like “upstate New York singer songwriter Erica Quitzow gives her cello and Moog art whimsy a bubbly groove and defiant summer strut” from Spin Magazine and “Prince meets Pavement” from Limewire aptly describe the joyous sound intently created from unlikely instrumentation: an MPC 2000, analogue synthesizers, and cello. This music has appeared in 4 episodes of Gossip Girl, The Good Guys, Warner Brother’s Beauty and the Briefcase, has been featured on Arte TV in Germany and France, and has been toured internationally.
Quitzow has expanded her musical foundations of violin, guitar and piano by exploring analogue synthesizers and vintage electronic equipment as well as engineering and producing using modern digital equipment. She is currently recording and outline for a compare and contrast essay producing bands at her own Young Love Studio in upstate New York and continues to create new sounds for her upcoming releases. She also plays in indie-pop band Setting Sun, alternating on violin, cello, drums and bass. Past projects include Inner, a Los Angeles based band that worked with Grammy winning producer Nellee Hooper. Erica plays with the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra as well as on an array of recordings by other artists, mingling credits with such luminaries as Tony Levin, Garth Hudson, and producer Malcolm Burn.
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