True Margrit

True Margrit

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

True Margrit's piano-driven vignettes will seduce you, with super-catchy (yet unpredictable) choruses and the husky/ sweet/ surreal voice of Margrit Eichler. Think: Aimee Mann & Ben Folds meet the Decemberists for speed Scrabble.

Biography

True Margrit takes piano-pop to new heights with their fifth release, THE JUGGLER’s PROGRESS. Equipped with a pack of thematic inspirations including Shakespeare, mountaineering, and evolutionary destiny, True Margrit fashions brainy musings into catchy, poptastic tunes.

Based in San Francisco, True Margrit is fronted by singer/ songwriter/ piano-player (and transplanted Knoxvillian) Margrit Eichler. True Margrit’s sound is fueled by Eichler’s husky/sweet alto, her aggressive piano-playing, her surreal & infectious tunes, and by the fleet-footed rhythm-section of Gary Hobish on bass and Andrew Bacon on drums. The act has undertaken a long string of nightclub, radio, television, and in-store engagements up and down the west coast --and most recently to and from Texas for SxSW (and other adventures).

THE JUGGLER’s PROGRESS also features bay area guest stars—including virtuoso violin by Gloria Justen (of the Philip Glass Ensemble), lush backing vocals by Pam Delgado, and deft guitar by Jeri Jones ( both of whom are in San Francisco buzz-band, Blame Sally).

True Margrit has released five recordings: PEUT-ETRE la FENETRE, SYMPATHETIC MAGIC, DECEPTIVELY TRUE, SEAWORTHY, and THE JUGGLER’s PROGRESS.
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“…a piano-pop sound that would make Ben Folds jealous and blush with delight. Get this album now.”-J-sin, Smother.net

"....bouncy, booksmart piano-pop that has a feel all unto itself."-Casey Jarman, Willamette Week

“Margrit Eichler: a writer of pop songs with a lofty, ambitious goal? Elucidation? Entertainment? Both, I'm sure. Set your CD device on play and prepare to be stunned with a song cycle that has no equal in these early days of 2010. Cherish the progress of this musical juggler. You too will wish you were the opposite man.”-Alan Haber, buhdge

“Devilishly clever.” -Molly Gilmore, The Olympian

“Next time someone announces that True Margrit is playing, don’t dillydally around. Check it out.”

"Strong melodies, mind-bending chord changes, and hooks that stick in your head. Highly recommended." -David Bash, International Pop Overthrow Festival

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Other True Margrit news:
True Margrit’s song, “Emily” is featured in Lyn Elliot’s film, “MAYBE PITTSBURGH” (as well as an original score by Margrit).

True Margrit songs, “Electricity”, “Great Priase” and “Deliver Me” is featured in the documentary film, “THE WONDER KIDS”.

True Margrit’s songs, “OppositeMan” and “Opposite Opposite Man” are featured in Scott Boswell’s feature film “THE STRANGER
IN US” (as well as an original score by Margrit).

True Margrit was a regional finalist in the 2008 Mountain Stage New Song contest.

True Margrit has over 7,000 facebook fans
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www.facebook.com/truemargrit
www.myspace.com/truemargrit
www.truemargrit.blogspot.com
www.reverbnation.com/truemargrit

Lyrics

Fly it Like a Flag

Written By: Margrit Eichler

Hamlet paused before striking a blow
and the action stalled
most of the show
he agonized over merits of revenge
to exercise his reason
or come unhinged

The more slippery the slope
the more you hear the ghost
calling out for rope
to bring him back from the void
to make his cause your only joy
and fly it like a flag

Now you tour the ruins
broken mile after mile
and the bones of kings and students
rank and file
came rolling down the street
all in their path
took on the whiteness of aftermath

The more slippery the slope
the more you hear the ghost
calling out for rope
to bring him back from the void make his cause your only joy
and fly it like a flag
and fly it like a flag

Roll the universe into a ball
that wasn't what
you meant to say at all

No, I'm not Prince Hamlet
though I've swallowed his speech
and it plays in my ears
and each to each
it's summed up on banners
planted on hills
high above this town it waves
a bitter pill

The more slippery the slope
the more you hear the ghost
calling out for rope
to bring him back from the void
and make his cause your only joy
and fly it like a flag
and fly it like a flag
roll the universe into a ball
and fly it like a flag

Discography

NEW!!!: THE JUGGLER's PROGRESS !
go to www.truemargrit.com to pre-order

OFFICIAL STREET DATE: JANUARY 19th, 2010

SEAWORTHY
(www.cdbaby.com/cd/truemar2)

CD: "Deceptively True"-- available at:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/truemar
Itunes, AMAZON, and selected stores

EP: "Sympathetic Magic"

EP: "Peut-Etre la Fenetre"

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latest airplay:

- WMLU 91.3 in Farmville, Virginia
- VICRadio at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
"Deliver Me" WBRS in Boston!
"If Heaven Knows" WDVX KNoxville, TN
"HOURS IN REVERSE (Deja Vu) and "MEMBERS ONLY" on KMSU in Minnesota!

plus:
KALX, KUSF,KAOS, KWVA, KRVM, KUNM, WOUI, CKUA, KPFA, KPOO, WOUI, WUTK, WUOT, etc

RECENT PODCASTS/ Web Radio:
Seattle And Beyond
Suffering From Sanity
That Blue Jeans Guy
The Multiple Sclerosis Blog
Razing Giants
Cast-On
webm-japan
Rubyfruit Radio
Borderline
The Unharshed Mellow
Guitar Chasers Media
Base 20
Bandtrax
Podsafe Network
Voice of Vashon
complete podcast info: www.truemargrit.blogspot.com

Set List

True Margrit performs songs from the CDs THE JUGGLER's PROGRESS, SEAWORTHY, Deceptively True, etc-- and about 350 other tunes.

Some fave songs are:

"Members Only," "Great Praise," "Everyone Wins," "Uncurl," "True," "Make Them Beg," "Losing Face By Degrees," "Hours in Reverse (Deja Vu)," "All of the Atoms Strung Together", "Opposite Man", "Emperor", "emily", "Please Move Your Car"