Nickels and Dimes - A Study In Her

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ASiH began in 1998 as a solo home-recording effort by Constantine Nakassis. Since then it has grown into a collaborative recording project and a live outfit (currently featuring Magda Nakassis, Lucas Carscadden, and Mike Mikowicz) centered around Nakassis’ song-writing and a shifting cast of musicians. Recordings have featured musicians from various DC-area indie bands—Andrew Black from Georgie James/The Explosion; Justin Moyer from Supersystem/Antelope/Edie Sedgwick; Lucas Carscadden from Dead Mechanical/Charlie Brown Gets a Valentine; Michael Mikowicz; Alex Hedstrom—as well as collaborators from the Philadelphia R&B music scene—Elsie Muñiz—and even the South Indian film industry—Shakthisree Gopalan.

Since its first full-length, Dialogic, ASiH has seamlessly blended live instrumentation and programmed music across multiple genres: from angular DC post-punk to electronica, from alt-country to R&B. Later albums like Autoamputation, Peripheries of Hollywood, and Another Year in Philadelphia have perfected this blend of styles, increasingly crisscrossing genres, presenting eclectic, almost mixtape-esque collections of songs which find their coherence not in established styles of music or instrumentation, but in their approach to song-writing. The albums don’t play like typical records of the past. But neither is the writing process of ASiH typical. Each album presents songs collected over years, like a scrapbook, disparate in their individual origins but coherent in their total composition.

The most recent album--'Evil Eyes' (2012)--is available for free download at http://www.astudyinher.com, and can be streamed at http://soundcloud.com/asih/sets/asih-evil-eyes/

The live band has been a shifting cast, but has included Tamara Black (jenhitt), Lucas Carscadden (Dead Mechanical), Andrew Black (The Explosion), Alex Hedstrom (The Axis Set), Justin Moyer (Supersystem/El Guapo, Edie Sedgwick), Jon Moser (AV Club, CBGaV), Phil Apostol (Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start), Mike Mikowicz (the mirror orchid), Julie Cousin, and Magda Nakassis.

Recordings have included Tamara Black, Alex Hedstrom, Lucas Carscadden, Justin Moyer, Andrew Black, Shakthisree Gopalan, Kedharnath Sairam, Fluke Leming, Pavan Segal, Kyung-Nah Koh, Julie Cousin, Judith Kaplan, Mike Mikowicz, Michael Guggino, and Elsie Muniz.

For more information, shows, MP3s, and other stuff:
www.astudyinher.com
www.soundcloud.com/asih Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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A Study In Her