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Brooklyn indie-rock stalwart Drew Citron formed Beverly in 2013, after having got her start playing in Frankie Rose and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Over the course of Beverly’s two LPs (Kanine Records), Citron toured the world with big acts (the Drums, We Are Scientists). She and Beverly drummer, Scott Rosenthal (The Beets), would go on to open storied Bushwick music venue, Alphaville, and more recently embark on the highly regarded post-punk outfit, Public Practice. In all these collaborative endeavors, Citron has been developing, refining, and ultimately giving life to what is her latest project, the solo work.
“Growing up in San Francisco, I used to take so many long melancholic walks listening to The Smiths on my Discman. That was a kind of prelude to the feeling I’m getting at with this album,” says Citron. “Most of the songs were written in Northern California, camped out on the coast recalling much of how it felt to be sixteen and in love with a record.” With "Free Now," Citron, one of the most beautiful voices in Indie Rock, comes to the table with a whole lot of pain to sing about and the full musical knowledge to put herself, and her talents, front and center.
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