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Buzzy Lee Releases Julia Holter Remix Of “Strange Town” NPR Tiny Desk Concert Out Now!

Buzzy Lee is the recording moniker of lauded Los Angeles musician Sasha Spielberg, and today sees the release of her NPR Tiny Desk Concert debut and a Julia Holter remix of “Strange Town”. “Strange Town” was the lead single from Buzzy Lee’s debut album Spoiled Love, a collaboration with long-time musical compadre and producer Nicolas Jaar released earlier this year via Future Classic.  Sasha has also confirmed her very first live show of 2021, to take place at The Zebulon in Silver Lake, Los Angeles on September 29th.

Of the remix, Sasha says “”When Julia Holter remixed ‘Avalanche’ (a song I did with Nicolas Jaar),  I was amazed by how unique her take was. From there I continued listening to her work and fell in love. It feels meaningful that she would be the one to re-interpret ‘Strange Town’ ten years later.”

Listen to “Strange Town (Julia Holter Remix)” 

Watch Buzzy Lee’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert Debut 

(Video by Harry McNally / Audio by Adam Gunther)

On the strength of Spoiled Love, Buzzy Lee was invited to record a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert by NPR’s Bob Boilen and took the opportunity to lead a small band into the bathroom of her childhood home in Los Angeles for the four song taping. Explains Sasha,

“This bathroom was where I would go to sing! I would spend hours on end coming up with songs about each of the fairytales on the tiles and sing as loud as I wanted as I felt I had enough privacy in there. I’d dream of singing in front of crowds and in this tub is where I wrote my first song, “You’re Just Like Pie Crust.” It was a pop song. Huge hit.”

Stream Spoiled Love HERE

Praise for Buzzy Lee:

“Buzzy Lee’s dramatic, wide ranging voice is what first attracted me to her music but then the sounds she chose drew me further in.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Music

“smart, introspective synth-pop”

Rolling Stone

 

“There’s a haunted elegance to Spielberg’s presence.”

 Pitchfork

 

“The vibe is emotional DIY-electro meets Hollywood sheen, and it’s glorious.”

Paste Magazine

“…with Jaar’s minimalist production serving as a guiding presence as it moves from melancholy piano ballads to more spacious and expansive compositions. If ‘Facepaint’ saw Lee coming into her own as a songwriter, then ‘Spoiled Love’ feels like a reaffirmation of her talents as an evocative storyteller, capable of not just crystallizing a memory but also turning it into something bigger than itself.”

Our Culture

“‘Spoiled Love’ sounds somehow both fresh and timeless.”

American Songwriter

“Underproduced, raw experimentation with sonic textures and deeply personal emotions, Lee’s debut joyfully ignores genre in favor of authenticity…culling together her eclectic influences to craft her own musical identity. With the tips of her wings delicately dusted in Synthpop, she soars through poetic lyrics, glittering piano accompaniments, and deeply evocative atmospheric additions.”

Cryptic Rock

“Soft-touch production and precisely placed flourishes provide Buzzy Lee with the perfect launching pad for exploring her lyrical prowess – a mix of the heartfelt and the sarcastic – and vocal dynamism – a range to be envied. Spoiled Love announces the arrival of a fully formed artist: sure of herself, a master of her craft, and hopefully a fixture in the American sonic landscape for some time to come. Scoop a copy of Buzzy Lee’s Spoiled Love today; a therapy session never sounded so enticing.”

Americana Highways

“Full of dreamy drama, her elegant vocals pirouette around a haunted ballroom of production by Nicolas Jaar.”

Crack Magazine

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Vic
Editor / Writer / Producer For Drop the Spotlight