After learning three chords on guitar at the age of 11, Kirsten Izer began her adventure in music by posting Taylor Swift covers on Youtube and shortly thereafter, writing her own songs. Obsessed with making music, she has played in several bands, attended school for performing arts/entertainment technology, and has participated in several events such as Rookie Mag’s Talent Show at The New Yorker Festival, where she was judged by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers).
Izer recently self-released her debut EP, What If This Is It?, which BULLETT Magazine said is “refreshing to hear a young musician with a more introspective sound... in a time where so much of the music we hear is over-produced pop with an eye on stardom.” She then released her brutally honest single, “Up,” which The Deli Magazine called “intoxicating yet welcoming” and a “special portrait of emotional vulnerability.”
Izer’s music pulls from multiple influences like St. Vincent, Grimes, Arcade Fire, Blondie, Jeff Buckley, David Bowie, Angel Olsen, Patti Smith and Television. With intricate quirks in her special voice, an emotional rollercoaster of words, and music that is simple yet smart, you can easily hear these influences while listening or seeing a live show. She is currently working on her debut full-length and playing shows around the New York area.
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