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THE GARMENT DISTRICT what I hear into your ears



The Garment District is music by multi-instrumentalist Jennifer Baron, a founding member of Brooklyn’s The Ladybug Transistor (Merge). The Garment District’s cassette, Melody Elder, was released in late 2011, on Night-People Records and is also available via Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

The Garment District’s debut full-length album, If You Take Your Magic Slow [vinyl + digital] was released on Night-People Records.

In 2015, The Garment District released full-length CD entitled Luminous Toxin, on San Antonio-based Kendra Steiner Editions.

During summer 2018, THE GARMENT DISTRICT began work on a new album in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Garment District 3-song 7″ — released on La Station Radar — features a remix by English musician/producer Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.), and artwork by Seattle-based collage artist Jesse Treece.

The group has performed at the VIA Music & New Media Festival, opening for Julia Holter, The Andy Warhol Museum’s Sound Series, opening for Jenny Hval, at 6119 Penn, opening for Cold Cave, and is featured in The Andy Warhol Museum‘s new Silver Studio Sessions. In 2013, The Garment District was selected by renowned contemporary artist Doug Aitken to participate in his Station to Station film series. The band has also performed at the THRIVAL FESTIVAL, Ladyfest, Deutschtown Music Festival, Strip District Music Festival, and MUSIC SPACE, a performance and visual art series produced by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

The Garment District’s song, “Sullivan’s Island,” is featured in ESOPUS 20: Special Collections, a limited edition multimedia book + CD project published in 2013 by the Brooklyn-based Esopus Foundation.

The Garment District has contributed exclusive tracks to recent compilations released on Moon Glyph and Crash Symbols, and has composed and performed original soundtracks for short films for the SYNC’D series.

The Garment District’s music features contributions by Jennifer’s cousin Lucy Blehar (lead vocals), Jowe Head (bass) of UK bands Swell Maps and Television Personalities, and Kevin C. Smith.

As a founding member of Brooklyn-based band The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records), Jennifer released numerous recordings; toured extensively in the US, Europe, Canada, and Scandinavia; collaborated on a cover of Puis-Je? with the legendary late Soft Machine co-founder Kevin Ayers; contributed a cover of I Found A Reason to the Velvet Underground tribute CD, Rabid Chords; and performed at international festivals, including The Bowlie Weekender–the first All Tomorrow’s Parties in Camber Sands, England.

Jennifer is also co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s first and largest indie/DIY craft fair, and co-editor/contributing photographer for the award-winning book, Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2010).


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