Tough Love, is described as an unruly yet elegant collage of all the elements that make up Erin Anne’s debut release. Guitar riffs and lo-fi acoustic ramblings, punk-rock energy and folky austerity, new-wave. The original album arrived in June 2019, catching the attention of Carpark Records (Greys, Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz) who’ve released a special remastered vinyl LP version today. Tough Love was Co-produced with Alex Rogers (an engineer/multi-instrumentalist known for his work with bands Family Hahas and Tambourines.
Currently working on a PHD in musicology at UCLA, Erin Anne’s journey began during her undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College where she experienced a life-changing revelation upon viewing the Kathleen Hanna documentary The Punk Singer for a course on gender, sexuality, and popular music. “I grew up in New Jersey where everybody played lacrosse and I had very limited access to anything remotely queer, which meant I’d never heard of riot grrrl before,” she says.
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