Emilyn Brodsky was born the night of hurricane Gloria in the suburbs of New York City. She plays the ukulele and writes simple songs that she sings with torrential enthusiasm. She has been called ‘charmingly aggressive’, ‘the love of my life’ and ‘a jerk’. She has had the good fortune to play with some seriously amazing people, including: The Magnetic Fields, Pete Seeger, The Gossip, Against Me!, The Decemberists, The Hold Steady, TV on the Radio, Amanda Palmer, and Kimya Dawson. Most recently, her songs have been featured on HBO’s Girls, The Chris Gethard Show, The Rumpus, and Autostraddle.
Emilyn has a self-released album of home recordings, a split 7-inch with Mirah on Third Story Records, a full-length studio album (Emilyn Brodsky’s Greatest Tits) from Third Story Records. And on September 23rd you will have, in your hot little hands, her newest full-length album, Emilyn Brodsky Eats Her Feelings, from Dead Stare.
She lives on the great island of Manhattan in a lovely and strange house. She grew up in the New York punk scene and made a few mistakes there within but has forgiven herself. Sometimes she considers moving out of New York but she couldn’t live without good bagels and awkward subway interactions. Emilyn’s feelings are an all-you-can-eat buffet and your blood sugar is doubtlessly a little low, so, eat up.