Junkyard Girls
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Junkyard Girls

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Band Alternative Avant-garde


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"Nashville for free"

"With influences such as Cocorosie, Antony and the Johnsons, and Patrick Wolf, Junkyard Girls fronted by Aaron Phipps, gives a unique musical performance. Junkyard Girls is commonly known for their methods in artistic presentation, as well as deep lyrics and captivating vocals. The band’s dramatic performance and songs are rooted deep with social and political commentary" - Nashville for free

"Show Review, Junkyard Girls, Dec 2nd 2009 @ Bongo Java After Hours Theatre"

Wednesday night Aaron Phipps played the debut show of his solo project, Junkyard Girls, at Bongo Java’s After Hours Theatre. His sound is bred on the keys and occasional autoharp, but for his live performances he is supported by a full band and backup vocals. Junkyard Girls is dark Baroque pop, add electronics, drop the pop.

Aaron is heavy on the drama (familiar from his days in We are the Wind); his hand gestures and extravagant burst of song accentuate solid piano riffs. Aaron rolled onto stage in ripped tights and red hot pants, a little disheveled androgynous mess, and obviously annoyed at Bongo’s 10:45 curfew. He performed the first three songs under the guise of a mustard and maroon masquerade mask the likes of which are appropriate for a Carnival.

I was expecting a six-song emotionally charged singer-song-writer set, and while I got that, he kept it diversified. Aaron’s third song, “Tell ‘em I sent ya,” which he played with an autoharp on his lap, felt more like a sexy samba than something from a writer’s night in the attic of a coffee shop. Two favorites songs were “Phantosmia,” a macabre tune about love, risk and doom, and its antithesis, “Nice to Know You, Sir,” a light melodic doo-wop-pop song.

Junkyard Girls is working on a record Aaron hopes to release in the coming year. You can catch Junkyard Girls at his next Nashville show at the Springwater on January 14 with Spider Friends.

--Victoria Read - The Deli Nashville

"Junkyard Girls @ The French Quarter Cafe"

Junkyard Girls oozed the quiet drama of Dame Judi Dench as he serenaded the audience with autobiographical ballads about intimacy in its many forms, in addition to some real talk concerning drugs, politics, and aliens. Compared to previous Junkyard Girls shows, it was clear that several of the songs had been revamped a bit, such as “The Intimacy Is Absent,” “Phantosmia,” and “Aliens.” The trusty, “Tell’Em I Sent You” was played with a Latin-infused, bossa feel, created by Phipps on the autoharp, and the dramatic melodic enhancements of Yoder’s violin playing. “Caged Bird,” was a new one, and interestingly enough, sounded like something that came off of Beach House’s second album. Any sort of finalized ensemble formation has been long-awaited, although the acoustic setup was good for Junkyard Girls because it showcased Phipps' voice and lyrics, which seem to be his strong points. -- Erin Manning, The Deli Nashville

- The Deli Magazine

"Music City Circus April 1 Show Review"

Junkyard Girls were next on the stage. This was my first time to see this band and I was not disappointed. Junkyard Girls' vocals are fascinating. There is a Billie Holiday quality underneath a tremendous passion in the delivery of each song. - Music City Circus


EP "Come home safe, please?" out now online and physically in January 2011
Untitled LP currently slated for release is 2011



We have recently been selected as one of the nominees for artist of the year for the deli magazine!! Go here to vote for us! Http://nashville.thedelimagazine.com/snacks

"(Junkyard Girls is) probably something you've never heard anything like before."

"Junkyard Girls could be described as a darker, more ambient blend of Antony and the Johnsons" -- The Deli Magazine

"Aaron's vocals are fascinating. There is a Billie Holiday quality underneath a tremendous passion in the delivery of each song." -- Music City Circus

"(The Song on their new EP) “Caged Bird,” interestingly enough, sounded like something that came off of Beach House’s second album."-- The Deli Magazine

We strive to preserve artistic integrity through music, writing, performance, and other mediums of expression. We attempt to give a unique experience to each person who experiences our live and recorded music. Performing is like being possessed: everything else escapes from our bodies and nothing else matters except the music. We love what we do and it is our purpose to boldly communicate to our audience like no one else. We want everyone to be able to take something unique away from us- interpret our performance for themselves and leave with a feeling of utter fulfillment.

Our individual experiences aren't nearly as important as the songs and the messages attached.

All songs written, composed, and produced by A. Phipps
All songs co-engineered by Iaian Smallwood & Aaron Phipps
All instrumentation co-composed by Jacki Macri (drums), Caroline Yoder (violin), Gavin Schriver (guitar), Emily Zimmer (bass), & A. Phipps