Denise Barbarita | Beauty Lied

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Beauty Lied

by Denise Barbarita

A Combination of Pop Angst, Rock, and Folk with die-hard female vocals and an unflinching attitude.
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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1. It's What You Said
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2. The Darkest Hour
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3. In July
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4. Only For My Sake
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5. 15
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6. Beauty Lied
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7. On Your Side
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8. He Said She Said
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9. A Warm Place
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10. What I Believe
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Welcome Music Lovers!

4-26-2010
A note to all CDBaby customers!
Thanks to your support and all of Denise's fans, the only hard copies of "Beauty Lied" are HERE @ CDBaby!
The folks at MyShyTune Music are debating whether to produce more hard copies of "Beauty Lied",..
Don't want a hard copy? no problem!
You can download the album here @ CDBaby OR via iTunes:
(copy & Paste this link)
http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playListId=4093397&originStoreFront=143441

Denise has 3 CDs available here at CDBaby.com
Beauty Lied (2002)
Chaos & Congeniality (2005)
and her most recent release,
A Beautiful Mess (2010)


4-19-07
Denise's long awaited limited edition live CD, "Alive & B-Sides" is now available at live shows or artist direct @ www.MyShyTune.com.
The album features live recordings, both solo and with her band, "The Morning Papers", and even the old demos from her time with EMI Records! There are only 100 signed and numbered CDs, so get yours while you still can!

Artist info:
Because you're browsing CDBaby, we already know your're a smart and saavy indie-music lover, so instead of boring you with the same old tired artist bio, We thought we'd take a few liberties and give you the "in the know" tutorial,..

DENISE BARBARITA'S RESUME:
(10 THINGS YOU'D FIND OUT FROM THE TIRED ARTIST BIO BUT WOULDN'T BE HALF AS MUCH FUN)

1. Hometown: Newark, DE
Now Resides: NYC, NY

2. Education: Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
BM; Music Production and Engineering

3. Occupation: recording engineer/producer

4. Band member names:
Rich Kulsar, (Drums), Dave Weintraub/Kelsey Warren, (add'l guitars) Jason Wallenstein, (Bass)

5. Major influences:
Kate Bush, Led Zeppelin, King's X, Tori Amos, Radiohead, The Pretenders, NIN, Billie Holiday, Portishead, Cocteau Twins

6. What she wanted to be when she grew up?
Either a music producer or an astronomer

7. First album she bought with her parent's money? The "Grease" cast album Soundtrack

8. First album she ever bought with her own money? Pat Benetar "Precious Time"

9. A Short list of artists Denise has worked with (either musically or in the studio)

Philip Glass, David Bowie, David Byrne, Arto Lindsey, The Roots, Angie Stone, Herbie Hancock, DMX, KRS-1, Big Pun, Karryn Allyson, The Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Kristi Martel*, Halley Devestern*, Alyson Greenfield*, Francis MBappe*, Pillow Theory*, Athena Reich*, Jen/ed*

* indicates these artists have CDs available on CDBaby

10. Currently Touring?? yes, Her last tour was in October 2011; Los Angeles

TOP 10 THINGS YOU WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT DENISE FROM A BORING OL' ARTIST BIO

1. She's a "trekkie"
2. favorite color: blue and purplish hues
3. favorite food: dark chocolate
4. she's a coffee-snob and a book worm
5. her guitar's name: "glenda the good guild of the east"
6. her favorite movie of all time?? Better Off Dead", starring John Cusak
7. She's a MAC user
8. She has 2 cats; Peter and Moosh
9. quirks? she doesn't like carbonated beverages, LOVES jaegermeister, and says "know what I mean?" alot
10. Current obsessions? Blueberries, looping pedals, experimental, microtonal and/or world music, reading every Margaret Atwood or Issac Asimov book she can find**

** she's successfully read ALMOST all of them,..**

THE "BEAUTY LIED" FAQ
(the top frequently asked questions)

WHEN WAS THE CD, "BEAUTY LIED" RELEASED?HOW LONG DID IT TAKE?
'Beauty Lied" was released in the summer of 2002, it took 3 years to track/mix and get it ready for release

IS IT TRUE THAT DENISE PRODUCED/MIXED/RECORDED HER OWN ALBUM?/ DON'T SELF PRODUCED ALBUMS SUCK?/
WHY{HOW} DID SHE DO THAT?

Yes, It is true,.. and no, not all self-produced albums suck.
WHY?
"Because she can" is the short answer

How? Denise explains, " We tracked it this way,..Jay and Rich were in the live room, I was in the control room,..We would get the basic tracks done and then I would overdub my parts later on,..I did have some help,..there are about 5 assistant engineers listed on the CD who manned the 2" machine remote (yes, the CD was recorded and mixed from 2" tape),.."

WHAT'S WITH THE COVER ART?/WHO DID THE COVER ART?/ IS THIS ONE OF THOSE "MAN-HATING" WOMEN'S LIB ALBUMS/ I DON'T GET IT,..BEAUTY LIED,...?"

The cover art was created by visual artist Jonathon Mayer (no, not the songwriter).
It was originally a paper mache piece with the figure of the woman cut out of the newspaper. The piece is called "Woman in newspaper" and is part of a series of artwork using the same techniques/imagery. The back cover art is also by Jonathon Mayer.

How did the title come about? well,.Denise was racking her brain with ideas for a title,..beauty lied was somewhere at the end of the list,.. it was her friend, Maya Azucena, who convinced her that "Beauty Lied" was the perfect title,..

What is the concept??
Denise says, " "Beauty Lied" to me, is about finding a safe place from the outside world; a safe place within yourself where you can believe that you are beautiful and your feelings/opinions are valid. Beauty Lied is mainly about my internal fight to find that feeling of freedom and self-love rather than self-loathing. While there are some tunes that could be considered to have a "man hating" vibe,..It's more based on relationships I've had that made me feel ugly or weak,.. and in order to feel good, I had to purge the ugliness or hurt. Too many people view negative things happening in a "Why me" sort of context,..I find when bad things happen it's a chance to learn how strong you are/can be,..I've heard from some fans that they were inspired to "be a better woman" or that they needed to "take control of their lives" because of a few songs on the CD. That's the absolute best compliment I've ever gotten, I feel blessed to know that through a song's lyric, I could in some way help other women (and men) to make positive changes for themselves.

HAVE DENISE'S SONGS BEEN ON TV?

Yes! Denise's music has been prominently featured on the daytime drama series, "One Life to Live"
Most notably, "It's What You Said" and "only for My Sake"

CAN I REQUEST A SIGNED COPY OF "BEAUTY LIED"

YES! go to www.myshytune.com OR email yoda@myshytune.com with a subject header that reads: "I want a signed copy of "Beauty Lied"

I ALREADY HAVE "BEAUTY LIED". IS DENISE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM?

Yes! Denise has 2 other CDs available. "Chaos and Congeniality" can be found here at CDBaby.com. "Alive & B-Sides" is a limited edition CD available only @ live shows.
"A Beautiful Mess" will be available in the Summer of 2010.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP DENISE/OR ANY INDIE ARTISTS? IS THERE A STREET TEAM?

This is a great question! So many indie artists struggle to be the booking agent, the manager, the tour manager, the radio promoter, the publicist, the band leader,..etc etc ALL BY THEMSELVES!
It's a daunting task!

What can you do??

IF you want Denise to come to your town, or you see she's planning to be there, Send an Email to yoda@myshytune.com with the subject header: "street team!"
She'll send you posters and postcards and whatever other goodies you'll need to promote the show!
VISIT THE WEBSITE!
if you see your local radio station is playing songs from "Beauty Lied" call and request your favorite song! OR if you don't see your local station call them and request them to play Denise's music!

BUY Denise's CDs or download your favorite song! Share them of Facebook or myspace!
HELP CREATE A LOCAL BUZZ! Or tell people they can download songs for 99 cents each instead of just burning a CD!

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP??
EMAIL yoda@myshytune.com

Website: www.myshytune.com



Reviews


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Klement

Love it!
Great music! It doesn't take long for this CD to hook you. Repeated listenings are highly recommended.

Stephen Jacobs

A Must Listen, a Must Own !!
Listen to it, buy it, enjoy it for years & years....
Denise is one of the most talented performers in the NYC scene ! If you enjoy music, do yourself a favor....check out one of Denise's shows ! ROCK ON Denise!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Raymond Steiner

If you want to rock, buy this CD!
This is not just your average folkie CD from this talented singer-songwriter but this artist rocks! Denise wrote all the songs, produced and mixed it, and also played a mean guitar! What makes this CD so interesting and fun is that Denise writes and sings from the heart and avoids cliches. This CD is full of great hooks and her vocals are outstanding. Some of the best rockers include It's What You Said and In July. It also has some awesome ballads like The Darkest Hour, Only For My Sake, and Beauty Lied. This is a CD that gets played over and over. I highly recommend it!

Melinda Marshall

~~~Exquisitely beautiful~~~
This cd is amazingly beautiful and poetic, the songs speak straight to your heart and pierces your soul. I HIGHLY reccomend this cd to all!