“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. Read More »
Girls in Trouble’s Upcoming Album
Half You Half Me
Brings the Stories of Biblical Heroines to Light
“I find myself often going back to that record [Girls in Trouble] and marveling at the storytelling skills of Alicia Jo Rabins… Half You Half Me is another captivating collection of first person tales of women in the Torah.”– Largehearted Boy
On May 17th, 2011 JDub Records will release Half You Half Me, the sophomore album from “hauntingly lovely” (LA Weekly) group Girls in Trouble. Through Girls in Trouble, unrecognized Biblical heroines are given a voice to tell their side of the story. Brooklyn poet and multi-instrumentalist Alicia Jo Rabins’s lyrics bring these women to life with tales of androgynous storm demons, jealous sisters and knife accidents.
The Sway Machinery has almost completed their album release tour! Having already made stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Denver, The Sway Machinery heads next to the SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST music festival to debut The House of Friendly Ghosts, Volume 1 in three amazing showcases. The press they received in Pitchfork, AOL Spinner, and The Huffington Post can give you a taste of this band’s energy and artistry, but nothing beats a live performance, on stage, at one of the world’s greatest music festivals. See details below… Read More »
With many of the subway trains shut down due to Snowpocalypse 2010, Aaron and Alicia have had to walk the two miles between between house and studio — sometimes through a foot of snow, sometimes in the middle of a deserted, slushy street usually full of speeding cars — to complete mixing the new Girls in Trouble records (out this spring).
In her newsletter, Alicia gives us “an inside glimpse of studio life and a new song about love and Lilith from the album, which some of you may have heard in recent live performances…
Being in the studio for 11 hour days is like living in a cave - glorious, and a good place to be in this weather, but also a bit cut off from the world. It’s a relief, then, to start planning spring tours and to think of coming to visit many of you in April/May. Meanwhile we have a couple NYC shows this month–probably the last until the album is born in early May. Details are below: we would love to see you, and will be playing new songs…”
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Girls in Trouble are gearing up for their “June Gemini Tour,” on which they will be playing everywhere from living rooms, to clubs, to arts & crafts stores and beyond. If they are stopping in your town or city, be sure to check them out, you won’t be disappointed.
AOL Spinner had this to say about the record, “Quiet but often energetic, the quintet plays a sort of old-timey punk rock, complete with circus organ and upright bass.”
6/4 Columbia, SC: (House Show) @ the home of Nathan Poole 1617 Heyward St., Columbia, SC
6/5 Atlanta, GA : Atlanta Jewish Music Festival @ Apache Cafe
6/6 Chattanooga, TN: Daytime craft store show @ Leo’s Handmade
6/6 Chattanooga, TN: Nightime club show @ JJ’s Bohemia
The folks over at Toronto’s National Post were kind enough to invite Alicia from Girls in Trouble into their studio when the band was there on tour a couple weeks ago. Luckily for us, they’ve just released the video! You can catch that whole post, along with a podcast, HERE.
Girls in Trouble, led by the wonderful and talented Alicia Jo Rabins has been dubbed “Hauntingly Lovely” by LA Weekly, and thanks to some help from Tablet Magazine they might be coming to a town near you.
Girls in Trouble Spring Tour 2010
3/28 Pittsburgh PA @ Garfield Artworks (w. the Extraordinaires)
3/30 Youngstown OH @ Lemon Grove Cafe
3/31 Columbus OH @ Rad Dog, (w. Bird and Flower, Black Love)
4/1 Bloomington IN @ The Bishop (w. Early Day Miners, Mako Sica)
4/2 St. Louis MO @ Moishe House
4/3 Chicago IL (w. Judgment Day) @ Ronny’s Bar
4/4 Evanstown IL @ BooCoo Cultural Center (w. Naomi Less, Stereo Sinai) TIX
4/6 Detroit MI @ Cafe 1923 (w. poets Matthew Olzmann, Vievee Francis)
4/7 Toronto ON @ The Boat (w. THOMAS and Cigarettes)
4/8 Rochester NY @ The Bug Jar
4/17 Hudson NY @ Spotty Dog Books & Ale
4/25 NYC @ Cake Shop (w. Cars and Trains, Eric Lindley)
“Girls in Trouble’s simple, folk instrumentation is ripe with influences from around the world, including Jewish and even Venetian-sounding tapestries of sonic bliss.”