*soft vowel sounds* is the latest solo musical project from former Bitesize guitarist/singer/principal songwriter Julia Serano. so what, pray tell, does it sound like? quirky indie-pop? high fidelity lo-fi? bedroom music for people who sometimes leave their bedrooms? just listen for yourself. . .
the first *soft vowel sounds* record is here! it is a small recording called Ray versus Macbeth and the Music Box, part one. classic rock aficionados may recognize that the title and cover art reference the 1970 The Kinks’ album that introduced the world to the eventual hit song “Lola.” the *soft vowel sound* song “Ray” is a charming contemporary musical parody of “Lola” written from a decidedly different perspective. Ray versus. . . also contains three other ditties: “Music Box,” “Open Letter,” and “Macbeth.” to listen, purchase, and/or find out more about the record, click here.
I recently created & uploaded videos for two of the songs from the record to YouTube:
here is the video for “Music Box.” It is about being a third wheel and it appropriately takes place inside of a vehicle:
and here is a not so video-ish video for the song “Ray”
also, on Tuesday, December 2nd, I will be performing a couple of songs for the Bad Dyke Book Release + Bawdy Storytelling, featuring Allison Moon, Dixie De La Tour and other storytellers TBA. At Awaken Cafe (1429 Broadway, Oakland), Doors at 7, Show at 8, Tickets $15 (available for purchase here). More show details can be found here.