Kim Garrison

Kim Garrison

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Kim Garrison effuses rock and folk genres with haunting, demonstrative vocals, electric guitar and raw, honest songwriting, drawing comparisons to Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley and early Liz Phair.

Biography

Inspired by the cities of Paris, San Francisco, New York and Galway, the writing of Anais Nin and the artwork of Gustave Moreau, Kim's songs dig deep and nestle close to the heart, whispering moments of truth, battling with love and lust and offering an intimacy as compelling as it is provocative.

'You Are Loved' was recorded at Monkeyboy Studios in Brooklyn,NY with producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson,) and engineer Brian Fulk (Martha & Rufus Wainwright). Featured on the record is Alex Nahas on the chapman stick and Harry Green as well as Matt Johnson (Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Buckley, Beth Orton) on drums.

Kim currently lives in New York City and has a not-so-secret love of country music, Muse, Bon Iver, Editors and Oldschool Jungle. Her record is out now :)

Inspired by the cities of Paris, San Francisco, New York and Galway, as well as the art of Anais Nin and Gustave Moreau, Kim's haunting, eclectic sound effuses the delicacies of both indie and folk-rock genres. The songs on her debut self-titled album dig deep and nestle close to the heart, whispering moments of truth, battling with love and lust, and exposing an intimacy that is as comforting as it is challenging.

She recorded her first album at Monkeyboy Studios in Brooklyn,NY with producer Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson,) and engineer Brian Fulk (Martha & Rufus Wainwright). Featured on the record is Alex Nahas (Laughingstock, Bright Brown, John Vanderslice) on the chapman stick, bringing an ethereal beauty to her sound. Harry Green (The Sleepers, Charlie Horse) provides a range of atmosphere on drums with his eclectic palette of subtle texture and dynamic rock. Also featured is guest drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Beth Orton) on two of the tracks.

Kim currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and has a not-so-secret love of country music, Muse, Bloc Party, Editors and Oldschool Jungle. Her record will be out this fall.

Lyrics

Beware of Water

Written By: Kim Garrison

beware of water
she'll pull you in
and she'll find another
way to begin

when you find out what you need
when you find out what you want
when you find yourself
you will find me

beware of water
she'll pull you in
and just like you're lover
you’ll be fooled again

when you find out what you need
when you find out what you want
when you find yourself drowning
you will find
yeah you will
if you find out what you need
if you find out what you want
if you find yourself
you will find me

beware
beware of water.

Decide

Written By: Kim Garrison

i move in the space between
i know you can't see me
there are no more mysteries
what do you see

decide
decide
decide what you want
what do you want

i know what i own
is this inability to love
or to trust
and i know what you give
is so much more
than what i've got alone
but it's not enough
you're not enough

decide
decide
decide what you want
what do you want

decide
please fight
decide what you want
what do you want
if it's not love
it it's not my love,
my love.

Anything Alive

Written By: Kim Garrison

one hand on the bottle
one eye on my need
too late to decipher
which is the enemy

need...oh, i need

i drink to remember
warm skin under your hands
but now i can’t even
find you in my dreams
one hand on the bottle
with on eye on my need
my skin is wet
and my fears are torn
and i...

need...oh, i need

is there anything alive?
is there anything alive
in your heart?

Discography

"You Are Loved" release 2.10.09

Set List

typical set list ranges from 20 min- 1 hour.

original songs may be: anything alive, free, treasure, decide, beware of water, even leaving, give my love away, lost, forgiveness, here is my love, outta my way and show me one.

covers may be: 'the letter' by kristin hersh , 'the sky is a landfill' by jeff buckley, 'i am the cosmos' by chris bell, 'this is love' by pj harvey and 'if winter ends' by bright eyes.