“A dynamic folk-rock group” - The New Yorker
“One of the year’s stellar albums. Alicia Jo Rabins is one of my favorite singer-songwriters, and her storytelling skills continue to amaze me.” - Largehearted Boy
HALF YOU HALF ME is the sophomore debut of folksy indie pop group Girls in Trouble!
“Girls in Trouble is Brooklyn songwriter, violinist and Bible scholar (yup) Alicia Jo Rabins, who pens songs based on stories of Biblical women. Fans of Andrew Bird and Joanna Newsom are likely to dig her (no theological expertise required)” writes Time Out New York.
Alicia gives voice to unrecognized Biblical heroines, so that they might “tell their side of the story:” her lyrics bring these overlooked women to life with tales of androgynous storm demons, jealous sisters and knife accidents. Played out amidst an upbeat orchestrated background, Girls in Trouble utilizes their full band to bring life to each song, featuring upright bass, drums, accordion, electric guitars, and front woman Alicia Jo Rabins on violin, guitar and looping pedals. Says the Jewish Daily Forward’s Arty Semite blog, “Half You Half Me” [puts Alicia Jo Rabins] in contention for the most prolific Jewish artist of the last few years.”
HALF YOU HALF ME diverges from the themes of the band’s original album in that on their self titled debut, the women featured as passive heroes: on HALF YOU HALF ME, they fight back. Lyrical and musical horizons expand past sweet story telling into more complex terrain– on this album, for example, Alicia gives voice to Lillith, the first woman who dared to stand up for herself against man on the album’s first single, “We Are Androgynous.”
To hear more and to purchase this just-released album, visit the JDub webstore!