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Karen Ires

by Karen Ires

Lots of lyrics, lots of guitars, and lots of stars, cars, and hotel bars.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. One Closed Eye
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2. Star
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3. Nadine
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4. Evrylsthwy
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5. Hotel Room
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6. Faithless
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7. 5am
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8. Suburban
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9. Crush
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10. Note
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11. Girl On a Farm
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Album Notes
With a dreamy melodic sensibility and meticulously crafted lyrics, Karen Ires is a singer-songwriter who's garnered numerous credits since the debut of her self-titled CD. A finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, she has contributed music to the films, Dog's Life and Anarchy TV, MTV's Undressed, and Boston's prestigious Nemo Compilation CD. In addition, Karen nabbed 2nd place in the ISC and Just Plain Folks Songwriting Contest, honorable mention in Billboard's Contest, and has sung on several TV commercials, including one for Moët Champagne. She is regularly featured on such internet sites as The Women of MP3.com and radiofreevirgin.com, as well as numerous FM stations.

Supporting her CD, Karen's brand new video for the song, "Hotel Room," will be coming to a music channel near you in Spring 2003. Directed by F. Scott Schafer, this video features Karen and child actress, Lucy Walsh, and was shot in Manhattan's quirky Carlton Arms Hotel, with portions filmed at Rockaway Beach.

Whether solo or with band mates Francis Tabone and Jon Sharkey, Karen regularly performs in her hometown of New York City. Recent shows include the Just Plain Folks Road Trip, the CMJ Music Marathon, the Boston Nemo Festival and a benefit where she opened for Lloyd Cole. She continues to contribute music and voice-overs to commercials and film.


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This is Music for a very good HIFI music system.
Let's hope that she,don't fall for the commercial people,and just stay as she is
making some of the best Music you can buy.

Biggyswirl's Hot Rising Stars Journal

We need to get this girl in the public EYE.. big time..
I recieved a copy of this CD from a good friend, who said you must hear this... and WOW.. i could not believe my ears... I am imfamous for CD killing ( playing them over and over and over.. until one day i just can't stand it anymore ) We'll.. i have done the same with this CD.. and i have yet to kill it.. it is just so pleasing for every moment of the day.. great wake up, great sleep, great @!#$$#!@@# -grin- it is what i would call a masterpiece and I know that day will come when Karen IRES will be on the cover of rolling stone mag.... She is already on the cover of BiggySwirls Journal.... don't miss this moment of happiness and joy.. that this CD can bring to your collection of music.


Velvet Atmosphere
"...there are those few people who simply open their mouths and the song pours out, almost effortlessly. Karen Ires has a quiet, expressive voice that is complimented by an unmistakable desire to rock out. She's been compared to Aimee Mann and Liz Phair, but her vocals are cloaked in a kind of velvet atmosphere that puts her in a category all her own." (AF)

Hallandsposten Paper, Sweden

Delicious atmospheres, pure and beautiful touch.
"As a singer-songwriter, Karen Ires has a certain feel for delicious atmospheres and lovely lyrics. Beauty and an almost sacred conviction...this album could be seen as an artistic entirety, almost a suite with eleven well-integrated parts in it." - Gert-Ove Fridlund

pete fowler

original and fresh
in a world heavily populated by female singers, this album is outstanding in its originality and freshness. the feel and mood of the album is maintained right throughout and there are no weak spots. More please.

Herbert Louis, Icon Magazine

This debut is a luscious contribution to the sonic landscape. A rich, lyrical collection of songs that set a dulcet but assertive tone. It's like an acoustic roadtrip down a path strewn with lousy boyfriends in wait of their comeuppance.

Highly recommeded

Joy & Julie

"You Want Her Talent"...
This album is perfect....wow! karen has the most beautiful voice we've ever heard! keep writing & singing kare!


quietly melancholic in places,with great lyrics. Nice to find an artist whos work isn't spoiled with too much post-production effects. Completely in love with the simple acoustic vibe. Amazing album, can't wait to hear more of this girl.

Christy Sechrist

A great display of artistic strength and awesome talent...
If you want fresh, truly amazing music, look no further
than the debut Karen Ires CD. This album creates a wonder
of why a major record company hasn't already caught on to
the next big thing --- Karen Ires.

Mark Kirby

"Not unlike reading Jack Kerouac or William Burroughs."
check out the complete review at musicdish.com
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