Media contact: Arien Rozelle
arien [at] feelinganxious [dot] com
Hannah vs. the Many
LISTEN to the Single: “Poor Leander”
New York, NY (September 24, 2013) – Following the release of Paper Kingdoms (2010) and All Our Heroes Drank Here (2012), Hannah vs. The Many, led by Brooklyn based singer/songwriter/antiheroine Hannah Fairchild, will release Ghost Stories (EP) – a disc of five songs brought back from the dead — on November 12th, 2013.
Delayed by a series of events — life, hurricanes, and mild poverty— Ghost Stories was initially set for release in the fall of 2012. Over a year later, the five-song EP takes a new look at old songs, accompanied by a new band. The single “Poor Leander,” (so called because of an unrequited love’s self-diagnosed Hero Complex) grew from a wistful hoedown into a sneering psychobilly kiss off, played at three times its original tempo. “Nicollet,” was originally styled after Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne,” but now takes a turn towards Motown.
Fairchild, who is joined by Josh Fox (lead guitar), Daniel Muhlenberg (drums/banter) on Ghost Stories, originally moved to New York City in 2007 expecting to find work and meaning in the city’s seedy underground indie musical theater community, which, as it turns out, doesn’t actually exist. After two years of being rejected by every possible elementary school tour, Hannah said “fuck this” and started writing her own material.
Her lyrics are rooted in her musical theater background, with acerbic, rapid-fire observations that reflect her childhood obsession with Stephen Sondheim. Musically, she bends genres at will, blending influences from Kate Bush to The Replacements to Leslie Gore. Hannah’s songs tell stories of heartbreak, hook-ups, drunken victories, narrow escapes, and all the other “pretty little tragedies” that come with being young and broke in the greatest city in the world.
Look for the release of Ghost Stories on November 12, 2013. Join us for the NYC EP release show at 11 p.m. on November 14 at Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St. NYC 10002).
“The key’s in the name. Hannah VS. The Many. Not Hannah AND The Many… You wouldn’t want to be part of the “Many” Hannah Fairchild’s ferociously taking down – track by track…” – The Deli Magazine NYC
“The tracks on All Our Heroes Drank Here are quirky and striking,
think indie pop-rock meets jazzy show tunes.” -AltSounds
“…gorgeously jangly, menacing, jazz-tinged powerpop…(All Our Heroes Drank Here is) an early contender for best rock record of 2012.” – New York Music Daily