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Growing pain

(the healing demos)

As someone who has struggled with mental health issues my entire life, the tracks on this demo mean a lot to me. Of all the different combinations of medication, therapy, disciplined daily living, and mind-body dedication, making music still remains the most powerful and effective means of working through pain for me. Every song on this tape arose directly from a period or moment of intense anxiety or depression, and they each lifted me out of suffering and brought me into the light of meaning. I consider them gifts and loving companions. My biggest hope is that they can do for other listeners what they did for me, and help alleviate some of the pain of feeling alone and insecure. We are all vulnerable creatures longing for love and validation, and we all deserve it.

Growing Pain is an intimate demo mix of 4.5 unmastered songs due to be featured on my first full-length album, Coming of Age (hopefully to be released in early 2018!)

A limited release of 30 CD copies were produced and given away on June 17 during the debut set. These CDs included a hand-bound lyric booklet, hand-written love letter, good luck charm, and good smells. If you'd like a digital copy of the booklet and love letter, click "support" below and name your price on bandcamp.
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Altruism EP

by Elizabeth Owens

Vampire bats are the only animals (with the exception of humans) who participate in the behavioral phenomenon known as reciprocal altruism, whereby if one bat is starving, another will willingly sacrifice it's own blood meal to that bat to prevent it from dying without expecting anything in return.


Written, recorded, and produced by Elizabeth Owens. 

private cry

"Through their funky riffs and magnetic, collaborative stage presence, Private Cry captures the discordant confusion and manic joy of inhabiting body-spaces that often feel foreign or transient. Mostly exhausted and a little too emotional, their music is an exercise of empathic collaboration and combined self-expression, and will make you dance your gosh dang pants off."

i'm in a rad band called Private Cry with 3 of the loveliest people i know. we play about once a month in RVA and are all adorable losers. please check us out on the facebooks and hit us up for a show! privatecryband@gmail.com