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Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE

Houston, Texas, United States | INDIE
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"A Pretty Punk: Calm Paradox"

She has the ability to deliver lines dripping in cyanide with a soft-spoken quality . . . - The Underground Atmosphere

"Lady of the Web: Calm Paradox"

Link - Salt Lake Tribune

"Local Sounds: Calm Paradox"

Calm Paradox is the musical brainchild of Michelle Kennedy, a Texas native who took her talents from the house and into the public sector when she moved to Provo.

In the three years that Kennedy has been making music in Utah, she has successfully recorded an LP “How to Mind,” that was released on iTunes on March 1. Her endeavors have led to recognition both on a national and international level and have provided her with the opportunity to talk about the music she creates . . . - In Utah This Week

"Calm Paradox - How to Mind"

. . . There are very few girls (and guys, for that matter) who simply like to kick some ass.

Michelle Kennedy's brainchild Calm Paradox . . . is an exception to that rule. She may have started as another singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar and a few chords, but she knows the beauty of an overdriven guitar and a solid drum beat. Calm Paradox is reminiscent of indie rockers such as the New Pornographers and Metric. She writes pop songs then cranks up the guitar and rocks out . . . - Provo Music

"Utah Women Who Rock"

"Calm Paradox-- Michelle Kennedy is a driven girl determined to make things happen for her without having to rely on anyone but her own spirit. Her most recent single, 'Retrograde', is a summer song that has you pressing repeat over and over and over. Until her new single, which hits tomorrow, comes to replace it . . ." - Sloucher


"How to Mind" (LP) was digitally released at your favorite online retailers on March 1, 2011.



*Update: April 2011 - Calm Paradox is launching a radio campaign with the folks that work with Ingrid Michaelson, The Rakes, and Semisonic. Stay tuned!*

While many 20-year-olds are still contemplating majors, Michelle Kennedy has made the most of her short years: She has a Philosophy degree, her own record label, and a debut album through her musical ventures as the Calm Paradox.

Michelle Kennedy was a harpist and classically trained vocalist before a random internet search changed her life forever: She stumbled upon The Strokes debut album Is This It? and fell violently in love with indie rock. So out went the harp and in came a guitar. That was 2005.

A native of Houston, Texas, Michelle Kennedy moved to Utah in 2008 where she began performing at open mic nights and small acoustic shows. She launched her label in summer 2010 and soon after started recruiting friends to back her up as the Calm Paradox. When plans fell through, Michelle headed into the studio solo to realize the loud and brash record she had been envisioning. That was November 2010.

Nearly 10 years after The Strokes' historic debut, Calm Paradox is now emerging with How to Mind.

Summer 2011 Tour dates to be announced!