Stephanie Rearick
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Stephanie Rearick


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The best kept secret in music


"The Chicago Reader"

"This Madison singer-songwriter (who cofounded the Madison cult band Your
Mom SRO) has sharper instrumental skills than most... her readily readable
influences include Bartok and Big Star. Her writing displays a grim
loopiness she'd do well to cultivate... the love child of Tori Amos and
Robyn Hitchcock."

- Monica Kendrick

"The Cleveland Free Times"

"Rearick's perfectly organic solo ablbum, The Long Picnic is a mixture of
folk, classical music and experimental pop that glides smoothly into the
deepest waters we know -- the mysteries of death."

- Franklin Soults


The Long Picnic
Uvulittle Records


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Rearick began writing music in the early '90s when she and friends formed
the widely respected circus-trance-rock outfit Your Mom SRO, now The Coma
Savants. Since then she has served as the band's principal songwriter,
singer, keyboardist, and sometimes trumpeter.

Rearick has been playing piano since childhood, favoring composers such as
Debussy, Bartok, and Tcherepnin, with a little Chick Corea thrown in. These
influences show in her writing, which intertwines a classical discipline
with pop singer-songwriter sensibility.

Rearick's solo writing tends to incorporate more classical elements and
leans toward a more melancholy feel. She uses dissonance and unusual
harmonies to create new and interesting soundscapes which are complemented
by her elastic vocals and thoughtful, literate lyrics ("Elegy", "Wading",
"The Man Who Stole Tomorrow"). Her solo work also includes a number of
instrumental piano compositions ("Folk Tune", "Bagatelle", "Cosmic").
Rearick's solo CD, "The Long Picnic" includes two cover songs -- a beautiful
rendition of "Morpha Too" by Alex Chilton (from Big Star's "Radio City") and
"Boating" by Bela Bartok -- which exemplify the range of Rearick's musical