Annie Hart (musician)

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Annie Hart
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Annie Hart performing live at Le Poisson Rouge in 2016
Background information
OriginBrooklyn, New York
GenresSynth-pop
Years active2003 (2003)–present
LabelsInstant Records, Uninhabitable Mansions, Our Secret Record Company, EMI, Moshi Moshi
Associated actsAu Revoir Simone, Uninhabitable Mansions
Websitewww.anniehart.nyc

Annie Hart is a keyboardist, songwriter and vocalist. She primarily composes and performs in the band Au Revoir Simone.[1] In 2017, she released a solo album[2] entitled Impossible Accomplice.[3] She has contributed vocals to other artists' projects and appeared on the 2017 series of Twin Peaks.[4]

History[edit]

Annie Hart was born on Long Island, New York, and is one of three founding members of synth-pop pioneers Au Revoir Simone. She has been in other groups including Uninhabitable Mansions,[5] featuring members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah,[6] and collaborated as a composer with French band Air for their soundtrack to Les Voyages Dans La Lune.[5] In 2017, she began releasing music under her own name apart from Au Revoir Simone[7] and embarked on a world tour.

She has appeared on screen along with the other members of Au Revoir Simone in Episodes 4[8] and 9[9] of the 2017 series of Twin Peaks. Her song, "Hard To Be Still," appeared on episode one of the Netflix series, Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts.[10]

Musical Style[edit]

Hart's music is considered minimal synth-pop. New York Magazine's Bedford and Bowery describes it as "resonant, tender, and not too sweet".[11] She primarily composes on electric piano and vintage synthesizers.

Discography[edit]

with Au Revoir Simone[edit]

with Uninhabitable Mansions[edit]

  • 2009: We Misplaced a Cobra in the Uninhabitable Mansion 7-inch single
  • 2009: Nature is a Taker LP

with Jeffrey Lewis[edit]

  • 2011: A Turn In The Dream Songs "Reaching" (Rough Trade)

with Air[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • 2017: Impossible Accomplice (Instant Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Group Dynamics". The New York Times > Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  2. ^ "Annie Hart Has Come to Grips With Being Happy". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "Songstress Annie Hart says music helped her forgive her younger self". The Scottish Sun. 2017-10-22. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ ""Twin Peaks" Revival to Star Trent Reznor, Sky Ferreira, Eddie Vedder, Sharon Van Etten, More". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  5. ^ a b "Annie Hart". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Pitchfork – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Take Break, Not Breaking Up".
  7. ^ "Gold Flake Paint – New Music: Annie Hart of Au Revoir Simone goes it alone on the wonderful "Hard To Be Still"". 5 June 2017.
  8. ^ Murray, Noel (2017-05-26). "'Twin Peaks' Season 3, Episodes 3-4 Recap: Falling in Space". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  9. ^ Ivie, Devon. "Your Guide to All of the Bands in Twin Peaks". Vulture. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  10. ^ "Music from Gypsy S1E01". Tunefind. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  11. ^ "Annie Hart Enjoys Making Her Listeners Burst into Tears (in a Good Way)".