GIRLYMAN’S “MUSICAL VERSATILITY AND STUNNING THREE-PART HARMONIES” FEATURED ON THE FIRST SINGLE “EMPIRE OF OUR STATE”
AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD EXCLUSIVELY AT THE HUFFINGTON POST
ATLANTA, GA – “Empire of Our State,” the first single from Atlanta indie folk/pop quartet Girlyman’s fifth studio release Supernova is available for download exclusively on The Huffington Post. The song features guest appearances by the Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers and cellist Julia Biber.
“‘Empire of our State’ is about changing the form of a relationship in a radical way — so that instead of the heartbreak involved in a traditional breakup, you can actually become closer,” explains Tylan Greenstein.
Available digitally May 1st and in-stores on June 19th, Supernova is “a metaphorical glimpse into the hearts, minds and souls of a band that has been through the emotional wringer of crumpled relationships, professional upheaval and inward reflection.” – Huffington Post
“A supernova is a dying star,” explains Girlyman member Doris Muramatsu, who was diagnosed with leukemia in late 2010. The three founding members of Girlyman (Muramatsu, Nate Borofsky, and Tylan Greenstein) had spent ten years playing and singing harmony together, from early days in tiny coffeehouses, through long opening runs with the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams, all the way to festival main stages and the country’s premier acoustic venues. The band suddenly feared for its future. “I was in the hospital getting blood transfusions and chemotherapy,” Doris continues. “We cancelled a month of tours and thought that was it.”
“Nate had written a song called ‘Supernova’ that kept going through my head all throughout my stay in the hospital,” says Doris. “It wasn’t written about me, but it helped me get through that time. Later I looked up the definition of ‘supernova.’ It turns out that while it is a dying star, it also gives birth to new stars.” Indeed, nine months after her diagnosis, Muramatsu’s cancer went into remission and the band was reborn. “As difficult as it was, I wouldn’t trade the experience – it got us where we are now.”
With the addition of former Po’ Girl drummer JJ Jones in 2009, Supernova is their first release as a quartet. “New member JJ Jones on drums gives the new project a more dynamic feel while the three-part harmonies of Girlyman’s core trio (Muramatsu, Nate Borofsky, Tylan Greenstein) are also used as an interesting vocal counterpoint to move and shape the melodies — both elements are used to fine effect on the opener “Nothing Left”…” – Direct Current Music
A CD release tour is underway in the U.S. through April, and the UK and mainland Europe in May and June. Their U.S. tour will resume in the fall.
Further information available at:http://girlyman.com/