compelling pop for your heart by a singer/songwriter with an enchantingly quirky soprano voice
For fans of Ingrid Michaelson, Feist, Lucy Schwartz, A Fine Frenzy, Lily Allen, Sam Phillips, Fiona Apple
Aoede (pronounced A-E-D), WomensRadio.com’s recipient of a “Top Album of the Decade” honor, and “Top Artist of the Year” for 2008, is a driven singer/songwriter who’s one-in-a-million, but it’s not only for the reasons one would expect.
What's up with this unpronounceable name??
Once upon a time, way back in Greek mythology, there was a muse named Aoede. She was the first "muse of song" way before the 9 celebrated muses we know and love. And I, Lisa Sniderman, singer-songwriter for Aoede, chose this name both to inspire you and to remember to continually be inspired, awake... When you listen to my songs, called “magic-making,” by SanFrancsicoVoice.com, expect compelling, emotionally evocative, intelligent, musical stories of love, loss, life, and longing-songs that take you, shake you and wake you.
If you like Ingrid Michaelson, Aimee Mann, Sam Phillips, Fiona Apple, Lucy Schwartz, Lily Allen, I hope you resonate with my musical vignettes, sung in my enchantingly quirky soprano voice.
I formed an indie San Francisco-based *pop rock* band in 2005 featuring, yours truly, Lisa Sniderman, David Sands (bass), and John Walden (drums). Released and promoted a cool little album entitled "Push and Pull" in 2008. I am also a co-founder of WomenROCK (http://womenrocksf.wordpress.com), a Bay Area-based women-in-music advocacy group, as well as a driven environmentalist with a passion for Blue Gold (water!).
I also suffer from Dermatomyositis-a rare connective-tissue disease... my healing process is creating new music. Music is my lifeline. I just cannot stop creating. I cannot perform live for awhile; so I hope to reach those who feel helpless and alone and offer inspiration and support with every ounce of my soul.
Any recent accomplishments?
I just released Aoede's Affair with the Muse! This release reflects a new artistic direction for Aoede, and there's a little something for everyone (reflective, eclectic, nostalgic, disney-esque, anthemic, heart string puller). Also just released NEW music video for "I Lost, You Win!" In addition, Just launched a newly redesigned interactive and dynamic website, www.aoedemuse.com, where you can listen to and purchase songs and delve into my complete body of work as well as interact with me.
Aoede's songs from Push and Pull (2008) have just been included in Sonicboom's online music game, Rhythm Zone! They will be featured prominently along with songs by iconic artists including, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and The Rolling Stones.
A great deal of Push and Pull‘s success was attributed to the single, “I Lost You Win.” In August 2010, the single charted at #11 on the International Association of Independent Recording Artists (IAIRA) International Top 15 due to its wide acceptance and fan following established through worldwide play on American Airlines in-flight programming, international broadcast and streaming radio, such as Pandora, and distribution on countless indie songwriter compilation CDs, and Podcasts.
Aoede was crowned Womens Radio's Artist of the Year 2008, and Push and Pull-Aoede's 2008 release-was included in Womens Radio's Top Albums of the Decade.
Where can I find more info about you?
To find Aoede, please visit my NEW website: www.aoedemuse.com.
What are people saying about Aoede and Push and Pull- Aoede's newest album?
(I think it pushes the envelope, pulls you in, pulls at your heart...but here's what the press has to say):
".....as I find myself being whisked away by the sounds of Aoede I need a copy of Push and Pull in the house, in the vehicle, in the studio and in my head all the time. I've added this gem to my own personal favorite collection, but then you will too once you've treated your ears to this masterpiece! Just remember....A-E-D!" (Kit McGuire, Kit's Korner Indie104.com)
"Bringing pop worthy hooks together with alt rock instrumentation and smoky production, Push and Pull, Aoede’s new release (May 2008), stays with you long after the first listen...demanding more spins and closer attention...an unforgettable emotional listening experience..." (Massive Music)
"multi-faceted and intensely engaging...Sniderman's vocal is electrifying" (Luna Kafe record review)
"personal, sweet indie pop...the perfect soundtrack for an autumn road trip" (Justin Winokur, JWC Artist Group)
"Aoede is the rare breed of artist who can shatter the pre-conceived notions and prejudices of the audience, enrapturing the crowd." (Massive Music)
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