Bibi Farber is a singer/ songwriter /guitarist in NYC. Her second CD 'Second Kiss' features a collection of extremely hook- laden songs of the pop persuasion. This CD is more piano based than her first CD 'Firepop' which was produced by and features guitarist Richard Lloyd of Television. She spent four years playing guitar in his band, and continued to develop her unique style of Television- influenced guitar playing for pop songs. Bibi's song 'Shine' from the first CD was featured in it's original version in a Kodak commercial last year. 'Second Kiss' is the next step in this songwriter's progression. Produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Jay Farrar, Screaming Trees, etc) it features piano-based pop rock with tasteful guitar, insightful lyrics and unforgettable melodies. One song is about a boy in heaven looking down at the little brother his parents now have- a clone of himself. There are songs about everything from meticulous men to newborns to aging great aunts to telling your lover to please talk less. There are some nods to chamber pop, power pop, garage pop, piano ballads, straight-up rock songs, and two songs that benefit from a completely contemporary production, with drum loops and samples. It hangs together as a whole, because the songwriting, the voice and the storytelling is strong and consistent. Her voice is even stronger and more beautiful on 'Second Kiss'. The same rhythm section appears on this CD: Peter Stuart on bass and Ira Elliot of Nada Surf on drums. Andy Burton (currently on tour with Ian Hunter) covered the keyboards- from grand piano to mellotron. Her influences include Jason Falkner, Pete Townshend, Alanis Morisette, David Yazbek and The New Pornographers. But in a nutshell: classic well-written pop from the last 50 years. She is gaining noteriety for her songwriting and an interview will be featured in the next edition of 'Songwriter's Market', a yearly publication for songwriters. Check it out- you will be humming tunes for weeks to come ...
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