MARY JANE DUNPHE Usa
Mary Jane Dunphe is a poet and musician who tells stories–not through direct narrative but through embodied presence and performance, through cinematic and fragmented memory, the wild transmission of feeling.
Her versatile songwriting has garnered critical acclaim in past projects such as the visceral punk of Vexx and Gen Pop, the minimal dream pop of CCFX and CC Dust, and the lonesome country-rock of The County Liners–and now Dunphe’s debut solo album, Stage of Love, is the start of a captivating new chapter.
The New York Times on Mary Jane Dunphe:
"Before she released her debut solo album, “Stage of Love,” last year, Mary Jane Dunphe had already lived a handful of musical lives. A veteran of the scene in Olympia, Wash., she fronted the high-velocity punk band Vexx in the 2010s, then embraced pop as one half of the dance-punk duo CC Dust. Both of these predecessors inform Dunphe’s new work, which weaves murky distortion together with icy, metallic synths and propulsive dance beats. Across her various endeavors, Dunphe’s allegiance has been not to genre, but to intensity — as is evident in her emotive, cavernous vocals and the distinctive, fitful style of movement that she brings to live performances."