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The best kept secret in music

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"If tomorrow I should dream alone..."

"I enjoyed the music very much. The beats and melodies were incredible and vocals, well they have a certain something to them especially that you have a woman lead one song, than a man another......very nice ranges and tones, they keep everything at the edge, just waiting for you to fall, yet you never do.

Beautiful music." - Chris McNutt / ANGELDUST


"Zookeeper"

"Lovely dream-pop, with a watery Bernard Sumner guitar and dual male/female vox, earnest and breathy. Well-crafted, wall-of-sound pop
songs a la My Bloody Valentine or Lush. Blue-tinted lonesomeness mixed with spacey bliss-out; lyrics ruminate about lost loves and, yes, drifting off in a swoony daze. Enchanting from the opening chord. Keep an eye out for them." - Riana / KZSU Stanford


"Independent Soundz"

"..atmospheric, psychedelic, noise guitars with beautiful female vocals. What more do you need from a live show?" - SF Weekly


Discography

Regret/Full Length - Released 01/04
Timorous Itstirs/EP- Released 08/03

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Simply put, Edria is a dream-pop come true. And if you haven't yet heard this San Francisco-based quintet, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Edria's alluring collection of catchy guitar-driven songs, ranging from shimmering pop to moody space-rock, demonstrates a talent for exceptional use of the musical canvas, painting it with colorfully emphatic guitar-strokes from a dizzying pallet of distortion pedals, while also showcasing traditional Indian rhythms showcased during Janina's unique style of dance.

After releasing their first full length album "Regret" to college radio earlier this year, they were surprised to find that it had reached the nationwide Top 200 CMJ charts. It would stay there for close to a month as well as reaching the CMJ Top 30 charts for several cities such as L.A., Portland, Athens, and Chicago to name a few.

Unlike other groups sharing influences of past pioneers The Cure, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, Sundays, and those lumped under the "shoegazer" umbrella, Edria ambitiously pushes us out from the flattened shadows of post-punk to scale a towering wall-of-sound, luring us forward into a new generation of ethereal pop with creative layerings of sonic guitar lacerations and blissful swirls of lyrical sadness. Their new album, Regret, and previous EP, Timorous Itsters, are likely to please impressionable fans of the above mentioned, or followers of more recent groups such as Portishead, The Postal Service, Mogwai, or Interpol. As if standing vulnerably under a fountain of youth, there is something innocently refreshing about the way Edria's music splashes in your ear- from the echoing guitar chords strummed with impossible delicacy to the infinitely youthful female/male voices breathing words from pages ripped out of diaries and loveletters- it's a sound that promises nostalgic encounters with past musical loves while leading you even further on an endlessly lustful prowl into uncharted territory. Describing Edria is much like retelling a dream; words can at best point fingers to the firsthand experience- of both their recordings and their richly textured live sound on stage.

For more information, go to www.edria.net