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LAURA PITKANEN and ALEXANDRA BABIAK

ALEXANDRA BABIAK is a singer songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. Exploring caves of loss and grief with rare openness, her songs are reflective and have an ethereal quality, A thoughtful glimpse into her memories, losses and desires, Alexandra's cinematic and narrative melodies creep under your skin- whispering lyrics that are endlessly relatable.


Recent shows: Northside Music Festival, New York (June 2018); Canadian Music Week (May 2018); The Dakota Tavern, Toronto, January 11, 2019

Contact: www.alexandrababiak.com
https://www.facebook.com/alexandrababiakmusic/?ref=bookmarks

Latest single & music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkb9H4Dw0Kc

Press:

http://spillmagazine.com/spill-album-premiere-alexandra-babiak-impatiens/
https://leftbankmag.com/2018/12/11/sounds-alexandra-babiak-crazy-for-you/
https://torontoguardian.com/2018/12/toronto-folk-musician-alexandra-babiak/
http://comeherefloyd.com/2018/12/alexandra-babiaks-song-of-possibilities-contrasted-by-shades-of-personal-sanctions-simply-beautiful/

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LAURA PITKANEN floats melodic hooks among a moody and evocative bliss of darkness. In this solo show, Laura is showcasing her new and unreleased songs while offering glimpses into the future recordings of her band Long Branch, whose song Lilacs from the band's recent record, Found the Setting Sun (DWR label, May 2018), spent 6 weeks on the CBC music charts, reaching the Top Ten.

Long Branch press:
"Dreamy twang one minute, driving folk-rock the next, followed by flawless forays into underground punk-psychedelia and blissed-out, guitar-fuzz ballads."
Andrea Warner, CBC Music, May 21, 2018.

"A highly recommended album from a group to watch out for." Uglypop Records, May 2018.

"This is rock 'n roll played with passion and skill ... The band has quickly made a mark on the T.O. circuit and is clearly ready for prime time." Kerry Doole, FYI Music News, May 25, 2018.

"If you're not familiar with them, it's time to take note. Long Branch is a hot new Toronto act." Spill Magazine, February 27, 2016.

Upcoming Long Branch shows: The Revival, Toronto, July 11, 2019; The Gladstone, Toronto, May 31, 2019. Recent solo shows: The Dakota Tavern, January 11, 2019.

Links:
http://dwrecs.com/found-the-setting-sun-long-branch/
https://www.facebook.com/longbranchmusic/
Lucky Me video   https://youtu.be/5F5vB_qGZTU
Single release:  https://longbranchmusic.bandcamp.com/releases
ITunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/found-the-setting-sun/1348179538

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