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AHT 103 – Limited Edition of 50 copies with individually designed and hand drawn sleeves.
1. If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead
3. I Do Much Better
5. Jet Plane
7. Sunday Cups
8. Don’t Love Me Blue
9. Aah, Paris…
10. I Want To Tell You
released December 4, 2020
Vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Veronica Bianqui integrates the raw energy of garage rock with the passion of classic soul and R&B, and the pop sensibilities of 60s girl groups while maintaining an intense yet playful edge. Perhaps it’s her background in musical theatre, jazz, classical, and even Indian classical music, or her mother’s propensity for blasting The Beatles and Joe Cocker around the house, but Bianqui’s tastes and influences cross a wide spectrum of sounds. In her live show, Bianqui and her band consisting of up to 10 members—reminiscent sometimes of a revue– combine classic showmanship with a heartfelt directness that keeps the music intimate.
Before breaking out with her solo material, Bianqui made a name for herself in the LA circuit, performing in bands that toured across the U.S. and Europe. As a current member of 1960’s inspired folk/surf/psych rock outfit The Blank Tapes, she balances the two bands, often collaborating with bandmate and co-producer Matt Adams, including on her debut album that is yet to be released.
In the short amount of time that she has been releasing music, including a cassette single release of “Aah, Paris…” and “If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead,” via Lolipop Records, she has managed to gain the attention of several respectable press outlets, such as Pick-Of-The-Week in LA Weekly, and One-To-Watch on Buzzbands.LA, and Grimy Goods. She has been featured on hypem.com, and frequently played on independent tastemaker stations like KCRW and KXLU.
Bianqui’s past gigs include a popular residency at Hollywood’s Harvard & Stone (bookers still say it was the most attended residency in their 6 year history), shared bills with Mikal Cronin, The Coathangers, Dead Sara, The Bolos (members of FIDLAR/Pangea/No Parents), Capital Cities, and more. She has self-booked multiple UK & European tours, and was hand-picked by bookers to play iconic Los Angeles venue The Echo’s 15 year anniversary party in December 2016. In light of this history behind her, it is easy to see why people are coming out in droves to see the young songstress live.
This is a corelease with PIAPTK, Science Project Records, Wallflower Records.