I got my first mini review/write up today for my big CD Release Party next week.
Fifteen years ago, I was a clueless adolescent who would only admit to liking obscure hardcore-screamo bands. In secret, however, I was listening to an all-but-lost genre, which I’ll call “alternative dream jangle pop.” I’m talking No Doubt, Veruca Salt, Belly…you know, girls with cute voices pretending to be punk and singing about boys. Local singer-songwriter Marissa Levy channels this forgotten genre with a voice that absolutely redefines “cute” and is uncannily reminiscent of Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo. Take a step back into the mid-nineties, sans teen angst, as Marissa celebrates the release of her new CD, 63 Songs About Joe.— Melissa Regan