Your Metaforest Guidebook
Get this album free when you buy Springer's memoir, THE VICIOUS RED RELIC, LOVE. Details at Jaded Ibis Productions website. Says Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre: 'There is only one Anna Joy Springer. Only one. Her words take me from kitten to monster and back again in a way only she can do.' In this sexy, mind-opening, gender-buoying sound force, Tara Jane O'Neil is a wild foley artist, manipulating strings and bows, keys and bells, and the electric tambourine, while Rachel Carns calls upon her background in classical piano and jazz to perform live improvised melodies in eerie and delightful counterpoint to Anna Joy Springer's dramatic readings from her fabulist memoir, The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis Press, 2011). Your Metaforest Guidebook was recorded by Oscar Santos in Los Angeles, and mastered by Tara Jane O'Neil. ANNA JOY SPRINGER is author of the book, THE VICIOUS RED RELIC, LOVE (Jaded Ibis Press, 2011) a fabulist memoir that focuses primarily on her years in the San Francisco Bay Area punk scene where she sang and wrote music with Blatz, The Gr'ups, and Cypher in the Snow, while working in the sex trade, studying literature, and trying to [re]define her sexual identity. She is now writing a book-length rebus bestiary about punk girls, birds, and the turn of the century. Springer teaches fiction, graphic texts, and experimental writing as an Assistant Professor of Literature at University of California at San Diego. RACHEL CARNS is a musician, poet, composer, artist and performer, known for her operatic punk vocals, baroque art-circus organ chops, and distinctive stand-up drumming style. She is a founding member of artpunk metal outfit The Need, sugar pop darlings, Kicking Giant, and stoner sludge duo TWIN (nee The King Cobra). She has collaborated with a grand list of luminaries including Mocket, Two Ton Boa, Miranda July, Wynne Greenwood, Carrie Brownstein, Kathleen Hanna, and the experimental performance art group Cloud Eye Control, and has composed and performed a wide range of original works, including The Transfused, a full-length rock opera. TARA JANE O'NEIL is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, composer, producer and visual artist. She creates melodic and experimental music under her own name and in collaboration. Her recordings and live performances range from solo songing to noise improvisations. TJO has composed and performed music and sound for films, theater and dance performances, and written large and small ensemble experimental architectures. She founded the Ecstatic Tambourine Orchestra and has played with the likes of Papa M, Mount Eerie, Ida, Mirah, Michael Hurley, Lori Goldston, and the King Cobra.