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"There is an honesty to Valerie Orth's music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking.”

- San Francisco Chronicle

 

A prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie's Brooklyn-by-way-of-San Francisco-influenced music is unique and authentic. Integrating live instruments with electronic sounds, her newest project, “Wake You,” carries the upbeat production and warmth of Sylvan Esso, the unexpected rhythms and percussion of Tune-Yards, and the dark vocals and trippy-ness of Portishead.

 

Valerie is a captivating performer, usually backed by her full band while singing addictively and playing electric guitar and Ableton Live’s Push. Her often-metaphorical lyrics are as spell-binding, and are steeped with palpable images. 

 

Her songs take you on a journey through relationships and obsessions, yet Valerie is an activist at her core. Call-to-actions are even sprinkled throughout her lyrics: “make your move,” “get up, come and make some noise,” and “ask…knock, I’ll open up.”

 

She’s actively involved with Female Frequency, a collective dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry. 

 

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Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover)

by Valerie Orth

In celebration of Nevermind's 25th anniversary, drummer Attis Clopton and singer/songwriter Valerie Orth co-produced an electronic version of Nirvana's biggest hit like you've never heard it before. Mixed and mastered by Jess Fenton, the extraordinary engineer who also co-produced Orth's industrial rock cover of "Criminal", this bouncy dance tune takes the listener on a very different ride than the Smells Like Teen Spirit original. Get ready to dance. 

Artwork painted by Ginger del Rey