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SEE: Lo-FI/Shoegaze Pop | Computerwife – “Vacation”

  • July 31, 2023
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SEE: Lo-FI/Shoegaze Pop | Computerwife – “Vacation”

Computerwife, Addie warncke
Computerwife is NYC-based artist Addie Warncke. Her new single “Vacation” is a shoegazing, electronic pop single with a seamless blend of emo, lo-FI, etc. The song is cohesive mix of genres and has a playfulness about it that fits perfectly with the accompanying video. Check out the video below and let us know what you think:

SOUNDS: emo, lo-FI, shoegaze
FEELS: furry and warm

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Computerwife (the moniker of NYC-based Addie Warncke) today released her shoegazing summer anthem “Vacation,” the final single previewing her self-titled debut LP out this Friday, August 4th via Danger Collective Records. Premiering via The FADER, “Vacation” arrives alongside a music video filmed on a mini DV camera and created by Warncke, guitarist Dalton Salisbury, and Jack Fessenden. Computerwife explains: “Part of the lyrics come from the book ‘How to Do Nothing’ which is about rejecting social media and fast information to be more present in life. The lyrics were formed to describe the first time I went to Coney Island. I thought the ecosystem was really beautiful and people seemed really relaxed together. I really needed that kind of environment to clear my head for a while and it was very inspiring.”

Of the video, she adds: “Half of the footage is from a trip Dalton and I took to Las Vegas. The beach footage was from a trip Jack, Dalton, and I took back in 2021 to the Hamptons where Jack had been filming us on Dalton’s mini DV camera for fun. Filming it in Las Vegas worked perfectly because it’s so loud and flashy and fake, but at the same time there were these great moments where people seemed really relaxed and introspective while taking that all in. Using those memories to make more content also fits the message of the song in a twisted way–some of the lyrics are about how hard it is for me to escape the nagging thought that every moment I live in can be turned into something to be consumed, whether that be through art or the internet or just other people’s eyes.”

“Vacation” follows “I Get Better Every Day”–called a “noisy pop anthem” by Brooklyn Vegan–and the hazy single “Lexapro,” which leans into Computerwife’s My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth influences. The band–featuring the expanded live line-up of Salisbury on guitar and John Supnik on drums– will play a hometown album release show at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right on August 16th. More shows will soon be announced.

With her seamless blend of shoegaze, emo, and lo-fi noise pop, Computerwife speaks directly to the disquiet experienced by every 21st century digital girl with a tenuous grip on life and identity. Her debut album’s sound is captivating and nuanced, pushing the boundaries between analog and digital. “The main theme that ties this album together is an interest in the deep web and an attempt to combine existing media to make something new,” Warncke explains.

Computerwife ultimately reflects Warncke’s very core; it was inspired by internet rabbit holes, and various places, books, films, albums, and bands that have shaped her: from Coney Island to My Bloody Valentine, Alex G, The Flaming Lips and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Lyrically, Computerwife grapples with the psychological state Warncke was in when she, in her own words, “went crazy, deleted all my music, and ran back home.” Created out of rediscovered mp3 files, scraps of almost-forgotten melodies and re-recorded instrumentals, the resultant album is a hard-hitting digital collage that mirrors her disparate influences and a tangle of raw emotions.

 

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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. ChrisRyanNYC.com won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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