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"Annie Dressner “Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names”"


Angelic youth is the first impression of Annie Dressner from her vocals on the opening track “Fly,” an wistful song about the fear of failure and the need to “grow some wings and fly.” Fans of Zooey Deschanel (She and Him) and Nataly Dawn (Pomplamoose) will find a kindred spirit in Ms.Dressner. The excellent mid-tempo “Cigarette” has a hint of tambourine and the descriptive lyric ” I smoke a cigarette so I can taste you on my breath.” Guitarist Anthony Rizzo provides a suitable low profile to twanging songs like “Come Back” and the title track. The songs are mostly somber and introspective, although the tempo speeds up with “Hardy Boys” and “Find Me,” with the latter track leaning into alt. rock territory with jangling riffs following the chorus. Overall a solid debut, with each melody a showcase for Annie’s authentic emotions. - Powerpopaholic


"Annie Dressner “Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names”"


Angelic youth is the first impression of Annie Dressner from her vocals on the opening track “Fly,” an wistful song about the fear of failure and the need to “grow some wings and fly.” Fans of Zooey Deschanel (She and Him) and Nataly Dawn (Pomplamoose) will find a kindred spirit in Ms.Dressner. The excellent mid-tempo “Cigarette” has a hint of tambourine and the descriptive lyric ” I smoke a cigarette so I can taste you on my breath.” Guitarist Anthony Rizzo provides a suitable low profile to twanging songs like “Come Back” and the title track. The songs are mostly somber and introspective, although the tempo speeds up with “Hardy Boys” and “Find Me,” with the latter track leaning into alt. rock territory with jangling riffs following the chorus. Overall a solid debut, with each melody a showcase for Annie’s authentic emotions. - Powerpopaholic


"Ones To Watch: Annie Dressner"

"Her music is a gentle, intertwining mix of musical indulgences, from Bright Eyes to Regina Spektor, that swirl and twirl with all the grace of the American dream. Tracks on her Myspace are well produced and stand out in the noise of the other 15 billion profiles out there. Noteworthy songs are Strangers Who Knew Each Others Names and Fly, which you can recline into and get right from the start. Her songs are innocent and simple, sometimes it’s good to have dark and mysterious and full of double entendre but other times, in the dying heat from the day sun, all you need is a song that can slowly creak a smile onto your face. Lyrics like 'I felt more love than I felt in years/it’s nice to know that it still appears sometimes' show that its not all doom and gloom and that Dressner is a fan of the simple things, true love and words of truth."
- The Monograph


"Annie Dressner Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 7/19"

"Evoking the likes of Jenny Lewis or Neko Case, Annie’s confessional quirkiness hooks you in at first listen, and her sweet voice and the lush, layered production will have you pressing “repeat” and adding the album to your summer backyard BBQ soundtrack. Don’t be surprised if you hear one of her songs behind a pivotal scene on a popular TV show sometime soon. She’s got that thing.
- Lyrical Venus, KRUUFM


"CD Review: Annie Dressner Introduced Us To "Strangers""

The album flows very smoothly with the combination of low-key acoustic instrumentation and the innocence of Annie's voice.
- The Record Journal


"Annie Dressner - Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names"

"like sitting with a good friend in a corner booth over a beer, as Dressner details her life in song."
- Wildy's World


"One Track Mind: Annie Dressner, “Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names” (2011)"

"Annie Dressner’s voice has a twilight poignancy, this majestic loneliness, and nowhere on her forthcoming release Strangers Who Knew Each Others Names is that more true than on its title track."
- Something Else Reviews


"ANNIE DRESSNER Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names"

"Now here's a gal we can root for. A singer of plucky can-do folk-pop tunes-some electric, others acoustic-Dressner loves, loses and wakes up in Brooklyn bars wearing painter's caps. She takes it all in stride, staying silly and sweet in a sourpuss world."
- M Music & Musicians Magazine


"Music Review: Annie Dressner - Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names Read more: http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-annie-dressner-strangers-who/#ixzz1giPZJZG1"

Vulnerability, fragility and innocence are the first impressions you get from singer/song writer Annie Dressner debut CD, Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names. There are those artists who create voices not explicitly their own to speak for them, personae; there are those artists who speak sincerely in their own voices. Then there are those that manage to give the semblance of sincerity whether it's genuine or not. I don’t know for sure into which of these categories Dressner fits, but if it's not the second then she's done a hell of a job convincing this listener." - Blogcritics


"Album: Annie Dressner Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names"

"Annie Dressner is a siren; not in a metaphorical entertainment writer speak sort of way, but in a literal "I think she has some magic in her" sort of way."
- Examiner


Discography

"Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names" (2011) - available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp, etc...

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Recently moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has earned early raves for her “passionate, conversational awkwardness,” and for the “twilight poignancy” found on her confident, quirky debut CD “Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names.” Filled with “a majestic loneliness,” Dressner’s poignant songs are delivered with such conversational ease, it often seems as if she is reading from an intimate letter or a book, set to music. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front-row seat to her stories, as they take shape above the understated music.

The album will soon be featured via iTunes. As seen in the reviews below, Dressner is making a strong connection with listeners. Her collection of 11 original songs at times evokes Bright Eyes, an up-tempo Mazzy Star ‘Fade Into You,’ or Jenny Lewis.