In the spring of 2002, her release “Cole” reached the CMJ (College Music Journal)’s top 200 radio charts, being on of the very few self released albums to do so. Amplier Magazine called Emily "one to watch" and 9X Magazine called her "a force to be reckoned with" Cosmo Girl Magazine picked Emily as one of five indie female artists for it’s “Born to Rock” article. "Cole" and her first release "Assembling Emily” (2001) were both recorded at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA by engineer Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Cracker, Clem Snide) and co-produced by Miguel Urbitztondo (Maki, Koester). Her current release “Seasons Never Change “Seasons Never Change” is a departure from the previous releases.
It focuses less on production and more on Emily’s voice and the songs themselves. It features nine new songs that were all inspired by her four year stay in the city of Miami. Reviewer Joshua Heinrich of Grave Concern writes: “With its varying guitar-piano instrumental base adding a bit of both sonic and emotional diversity to the proceedings, Seasons Never Change is a noteworthy and sometimes quite captivating album that's certainly worth a listen." Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, Emily Easterly’s discovery of the Beatles is what first inspired her to learn the guitar at age nine and write songs at the age of twelve. Now primarily influenced by such artists as Cat Power, Aimee Mann, PJ Harvey, early Liz Phair and Sparklehorse, her songwriting has definite twinges of her indie influences while still appealing to a wide variety of listeners.
Emily graduated with a degree in classical guitar from the University of Miami in the School of Music. While in school, she released two albums, 2001’s “Assembling Emily” and 2002’s “Cole”. During her last year at Miami in 2005, “Seasons Never Change” was recorded in Miami Beach, FL at the Laundry Room Studio by producer Frank “Rat Bastard” Falestra. Emily performs in her hometown of Richmond and in New York with Jesse Malin.
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