Robin Bacior
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Robin Bacior

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE
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"Artist to Watch: Robin Bacior"

I go to as many shows and concerts as I possibly can. I won't lie, I am one of those kids who wants to know that artist before you did. I want to brag that I saw them play in a old tavern for a $5 cover charge.

Before you start hating me, know that I'm not greedy, I won't keep these artists all to myself, and I'll share the wealth. So come on in, relax, take a seat and have a cup of tea while I introduce you to my first Artist to Watch, Robin Bacior.

This little bird grew up in Chico, the hometown of, and around two years ago hopped on a plane for the big city, New York. Currently residing in Brooklyn, this song bird has truly blossomed. Her voice demands attention, it has a smokey, soulful ease that almost makes you homesick for a time long forgotten.

She released her debut EP Aimed for Night last fall and just yesterday premiered her adorable music video for Tell the House.

Ms. Bacior will be releasing a 7" this spring and touring the east coast in late March. You can keep up with her shows via her website or her Facebook. - LuLu's

"Daily Download- Robin Bacior - Familiar Road"

“Fronted by her soulful alto, the 24-year-old Brooklynite-by-way-of-California writes songs that are simple but elegant.” -Amelia Raitt - eMusic

"Review: Robin Bacior - "Man Before Me" b/w "Headless Sheep" (Consonants & Vowels)"

This single shows off the instrumental minimalism and versatility of folk singer-songwriter Robin Bacior. The A-side is an exercise in sustain pedal piano. The result is a pretty version of something Neil Young might have come up with. The keys sound as if from out of a saloon with Bacior’s slightly yodeling voice pleasantly harmonized over the top. The B-side has a foundation of lightly picked electric guitar with the same dual harmonies. These are just honest to goodness songs without all the bells and whistles. “Man Before Me,” is a single that that revels and succeeds with its minimalism and honesty. - The Big Takeover

"Album Review: Robin Bacior- Aimed for Night"

Does the indie-world need another alt-country/folk singer/songstress? Does Brooklyn? In the case of Robin Bacior, the answer is yes.

With her moving debut EP Aimed For Night, the denizen of the Borough of Houses & Churches is both sweet and sad.

Opener "Familiar Road" has the right ingredients for today's alt-country/folk, with a twang and sway that is familiar, but no less powerful for it. Bacior strips to pluck and pretty for "Island", and goes lady-country la-la on "Tell the House", but Aimed finds its highpoint in its final track, "The Great Plane". Bare and sweet, "The Great Plane" still has just the right amount of heartbreak.

With only one woman and four songs, Bacior isn't reinventing the alt-country/folk wheel on Aimed For Night, but introducing herself, and does it well. Look for her to follow the path upward trod by Brooklynite belles such as Sharon Van Etten and others - and catch her before that at South-by-Southwest, or in her current string of Brooklyn dates, including a free residency at Pete's Candy Store. - QRO Magazine

"Premiere: Robin Bacior - Man Before Me"

There is something to be said in this day and age for folk songs that still catch your attention, so kudos to Robin Bacior for capturing that something. Much of her appeal is in the straightforward nature of the tracks—including "Man Before Me", where her main concern is not meeting some indie niche but the song itself. Her impressive vocals are front and center and benefit from the lack of distraction, and we are left with an elegant reminder of what it is to craft a song. Catch the title track on Bacior's Man Before Me 7-inch, out March 22 on Consonants & Vowels Recordings. - RCRD LBL


"Aimed For Night" - EP - October 2010

"Man Before Me" b/w "Headless Sheep" - April 2011

TBN LP - November 2011


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Robin Bacior’s voice speaks of a much older soul. Her songs reveal honest pictures with instrumentation as a medium to illuminate her lyrics. Born and raised in California, Bacior took great influence from California folk traditions and brought them with her to New York. She began collaborating with cellist Dan Bindschedler and the two began to mend in more textured instrumentation, combining more classical arrangements with simple folk structures.
In 2012, Bacior relocated to Portland. In the following year she and Bindschedler collaborated cross-country, sending each other current influences and traveling to play music on both coasts. During this time, Bacior had been having frequent dreams about various bodies of water, and felt it was signifying her grappling with an overwhelming amount of transition. As a result, Bacior wrote a new collection of songs, later named Water Dreams. The songs center around Bacior’s departure from New York, examining the collapse of paths that felt certain, and finding a way to humbly move forward. Essentially, how it feels when it doesn’t work out. Bacior brought the songs to Bindschedler (who has since moved to Portland as well), and the two sat down and arranged more fleshed-out pieces. The music was then presented to recording engineer/producer Rian Lewis. With his technical guidance and the addition of Ji Tanzer on percussion, the songs were recorded at The Secret Society Recording Studio and finished at Lewis’ own studio. The result is something within the realm of New Music; a classical duet playing composed pieces fused with experimentation. Bacior uses the piano as a rhythmic base while Bindschedler laces his cello’s sound through various pedals, creating a more atmospheric, sonically wide space. Throughout the cello/piano movement, Bacior’s alto vocals carry their own strong melodies, and provide the lyrical foundation the instrumental motion is built upon. The sound is large and vibrant, but remains intimate and close, and above all is meant to be an honest offering for a listener to find their own mood and meaning within.
Bacior’s releases have included her debut EP, Aimed For Night (2010), a 7” for Man Before Me on her own label, Consonants & Vowels Recordings (2011), along with her debut LP, Rest Our Wings (2011),  the EP I Left You, Still In Love (2012), and a 7″ for Shapes and Seasons (2012). Her songs have received praise from press from larger outlets like Vh1, MTV, NYLON, L Magazine, CBS, Stereomood, Soundcloud, along with various blogs and college radio stations throughout the states.

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