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"The wry but sweet-natured band --until recently a duo, now a quartet--is bold enough to mention outsider-music heroes the Shaggs among its influences, and we can see the similarity, if the Shaggs had had self-awareness and had been able to play their instruments. "Tour Guide," about the necessary evil of schlepping visiting relatives to New York City’s tourist attractions, should prove to be a season favorite."

View it here: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/124/376698586_72b7075637_b.jpg - Village Voice


"The two local gals in Ladystein harmonize about funny subjects, like their preference for doing the nasty while wearing socks ("Socks") and the unfortunate task of showing out-of-towners around New York ("Tour Guide")"

View it here: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/380683704_3ec8f77efb_o.jpg - Time Out New York


http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=514866 - Broadway.com


"Two [former] art students from NYU’s Tisch (who actually know Corey Feldman) and two others friends on drums and bass, create some cool, lo-fi pop" - Dagger


"...the best effing cd of all time, Ladystein. They’re girls from NYC who sing songs that sound like a combination of All Girl Summer Fun Band, April March, the Ditty Bops, and if Dawn Weinerdog from ’Welcome To the Dollhouse’ had her own band." - Radio Roxie


Discography

ALBUMSTEIN - 2005.
IT'S LADYSTEIN! (EP) - 2008.

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Bio

Transylvania, NY was once home to (now defunct) Ameristein Laboratories, which conducted top-secret research experiments, mostly for the United States military. In the early '80s, one scientist/drummer named Jamal began a covert operation called "Ladystein." It resulted in three female music machines named Alana, Kate, and Annie - and the greatest band. Ever.

No, but really....

Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson met whilst studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Although Alana hailed from Georgia and Kate hailed from Connecticut, they bridged the Mason-Dixon line through their common interests of eclectic music, vintage musical instruments, and haberdashery, and became fast friends. This friendship eventually morphed into a sweet collaboration. They decided to up and form a band, and thus Ladystein was born. They began performing together in 2004. In 2006, Annie Nero joined and in 2008, Jamal Ruhe -- instantly transforming Ladystein into a real rock 'n' roll band!

"The wry but sweet-natured band --until recently a duo, now a quartet--is bold enough to mention outsider-music heroes the Shaggs among its influences, and we can see the similarity, if the Shaggs had had self-awareness and had been able to play their instruments. "Tour Guide," about the necessary evil of schlepping visiting relatives to New York City's tourist attractions, should prove to be a season favorite." -- Village Voice

"Fusing humor with quirky, upbeat riffs the band Ladystein delivers a fun performance. The retro vibe of their sound mixed with their enthusiasm makes me want to go to a drive-in, a diner with a jukebox at my table and elect Obama's daughter for President. The group is grounded 60 years in the past and 20 years in the future." -- Logo Online

"The four gals in Ladystein harmonize about funny subjects, like their preference for doing the nasty while wearing socks (“Socks”) and the unfortunate task of showing out-of-towners around New York (“Tour Guide”). The quartet’s latest is It’s Ladystein!—it has a song dedicated to the Slinky. " -- Time Out New York

"Two [former] art students from NYU’s Tisch (who actually know Corey Feldman) and two others friends on drums and bass, create some cool, lo-fi pop" -- Dagger

"Ladystein is cute, girly, and reminiscent of eating Jujubes at a drive-in movie. Everything about this band screams 1950's B-rate horror movie soundtrack . . ." -- Beyond Race

"...the best effing cd of all time, Ladystein. They're girls from NYC who sing songs that sound like a combination of All Girl Summer Fun Band, April March, the Ditty Bops, and if Dawn Weinerdog from 'Welcome To the Dollhouse' had her own band." -- RadioRoxie