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Terese Taylor

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"When I'm prompted to explain why this disc holds a special place in my heart, I think about Taylor's musical approach (which I thought was exhausted), the melodies that I can't ignore and the words I can't escape -- and I'm still left with questions. Thank heavens.

Taylor waited five years to release this sophomore outing. I hope she won't be so stingy with her art in the future." - Dave Madden reviews The Cryingness of Your Crying When You Cry

"New York Times"

"... deliciously miserable music..." - Jennifer Dunning

"Village Voice/Pazz & Jop Ballot06"

Good Luck Investigationship (Bombsniffingdog)
" Her voice is an expressive moan, her guitar playing is slashing, gut-level stuff on the rockier tracks and woozy, cracked shards of country-western on the slower ones. (Once again, the Neil Young parallels apply.) She deserves to be huge."
-Village Voice Pazz & Jop Ballot 2006, J Neo Marvin - Jneo Marvin

"Pirate Kat Radio 87.9FM,L.A./SF"

"She categorizes her music as "Folk", but don´t expect to hear strumming on an acoustic guitar and mandolins and violins all day long. This body of work is a fuzzed out rocking jaunt into the backyards and back woods that is at times dark and beautiful. These songs are a testiment to someone who survived." - DJ Nylon

"Whisperin & Hollerin"

" Taylor is no copycat. Taylor's blend of Velvet Underground gloom and bluesy Americana...(a la) Neil Young, whose spiritual fingerprints are all over "Dirty" and in Taylor's well-soiled guitar riffs. Taylor thankfully provides a lyric sheet, which is helpful because there is some enigmatic songwriting here. "Doesn't Shine," "By My Grave," and "Prodigal Son" have a Biblical bent to them. No, not in the Christian music sense but more like the songs of Nick Cave, God-fearing folk tales with an Old World feel. You can almost imagine Cave singing, "Bury my love next to me/Bury the one I love the most," in "By My Grave." "Good Luck Investigationship" is a compelling, dimly-lit effort from a new talent that just might propel to the atmospheric heights of her idols." - Adam Harrington

"U.K./The Crack Magazine"

This San Francisco based singer/songwriter is as an uncompromising a voice as I’ve heard in a long time. Her indie/folk/rock is like the cord of a kite on a blustery day: slender but taut and with great strength and her sharply melancholic lyrics provide a sense of falling, like an arrow-shower, sent out of sight, somewhere becoming rain. RM
April 2007 - Helen Collard


(2006) Good Luck Investigationship
(2003) The Cryingness of Your Crying When You Cry
(1999) The Clothes We Wore Before We Were Married

Openmouthmedia Breast Cancer Compilation 'By My Grave' March 2007
Buzzlighter #4/ShutEyeRecords'Goats for Daddy'
AntiFolk Anti-Up magazine comp#2/'I'm Here'

Other Projects:
(2000)'I Ain't Got No Home'-backing vox/Tony Furtado Band
(2000)'Weather Changer Girl'-ld gtr/Lisa Dewey
(2002)'Sweet Freak' gtr,accordian,backing vox/Jen Faith
(2006)'Rehearsing For Life'-backing vox/The Samples



"Deliciously miserable music..." ~ the NYTimes

"One of San Francisco's local treasures." ~ V.Vale, RE/Search

"Why aren't you guys famous?" - Kristen Hersh

San Francisco, CA-based singer/songwriter Terese Taylor has shared stages with The Quails, Boyskout, Penelope Houston (the avengers), Kristen Hersh's 50 Foot Wave, Jane Siberry, The Samples and many others. She sings with the moody passion of Polly Jean Harvey but plays her guitar with the dust-strewn roar of Neil Young and the ominous drone of the Velvet Underground. Alternating between loud and soft dynamics, Taylor is a folk artist at heart but with a bluesman’s flair for midnight-moon storytelling and the raw power of punk. The disparate elements combine for an emotionally charged and stunningly gritty take on contemporary indie rock.

Revealing influences such as the Pixies, Patti Smith, and Throwing Muses, Taylor is currently receiving critical acclaim for new album Investigationship. Taylor’s downbeat, brittle guitars convey the tortured feelings of her characters, whether it’s the hollow soul of “Doesn’t Shine” or the damaged psyche of “Had a Heart.” At some points Taylor’s stream-of-consciousness lyrics can be compared to the frenzied prose of Kurt Cobain. Taylor was born in Buffalo, New York. She was a regular at the Buffalo club circuit before relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico and then to San Francisco, where she currently resides.