Emily Ayn
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Emily Ayn


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"For What It Means"
Knot Known Records

Produced by : Jack Endino
scheduled release Sept. 3, 2002

Knot Known Records
released Feb 2000
debut album


Feeling a bit camera shy


Women in rock are quickly becoming to be a force to be reckoned with. Take Emily Ayn for example. The 19-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist is offering people an alternative to the MTV generation of music. “There's a lot of really phony 'chick musicians' out there,’’ Ayn says. “In our band, what you see is what you get. It's real. It's from the heart.’’

Ayn proved this point with her album debut "Blah," an intensely introspective and personal album. The majority of material on the album, which was released on the independent Knot Known Records, centers around Ayn's father's death, almost reading like a diary.

The singer will step away from the album's folk and pop roots with the upcoming, "For What it Means," an album that combines more traditional themes with pop-rock elements. In addition to coming into a new sound, Ayn also recruited a band for this release — bassist Carlito Demasio and drummer Noah Tallman.

"For What it Means," which will be released in August, was recorded with the aide of Producer Jack Endino (who has worked with groups like Nirvana, Supersuckers, Murder City Devils and Zeke). The artist displays a musical growth on this release, integrating rock influences from the Smashing Pumpkins to Concrete Blonde to Radiohead, ultimately achieving a sound of her own.

Although the majority of material on the album center around love, Ayn demonstrates a wisdom and maturity of someone beyond her years in her lyrics.
“Some songs are happy,’’ she says. “Some songs are sad. It's basically about a relationship gone bad, and the recovery process. It's really cliché, but what isn't?’’