Monsteria

by Valerie Rose Sterrett

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Watch the music video for "Lullaby to the Grave" here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5xsySW-zUw

Full of nightmares, ghosts from past heartache, devils in dark corners, yet doused in hope and sweet sincerity. Valerie Rose Sterrett brings an eerie twist to a whimsical piano based singer songwriter's style with her latest album "Monsteria".

"With its combination of campy, B-movie spookiness and lacy, gothic beauty, the latest album by singer-songwriter Valerie Rose Sterrett features an interesting interplay between light and dark, melancholy and optimism. The piano-driven Monsteria chills like a lover's last words and, with its strong horror theme (complete with sounds of creaky doors, screams and more), turns tales of heartbreak into monster-filled nightmares. Sterrett's delicate, Tori Amos-esque voice is lovely throughout the album, but it's particularly piercing and emotive on the moody, '80s-pop-influenced "Yesterday's Ghost," where she cleverly uses the idea of being haunted by a ghost to describe the lingering memory of a former significant other. The lyrics on "Cobweb" depict love at its most destructive and lethal with the lyrics "You inject poison into my head." On album highlight "Lullaby to the Grave," Sterrett's sugary, overly whispery, slightly off-kilter vocals are fittingly accompanied by creepy-carnival organ, piano and wobbly theremin, giving the song an effectively off-putting combination of dreaminess and terror." - Kolbie Stonehocker @ Salt Lake City Weekly

"Sterrett put together her debut solo album by mixing lo-fi alternative music with electronica/pop. The end result sounds like an indie opera, much in the vein of performers like Tori Amos or Kate Bush, where the album sounds like you’re going through a journey song by song." - Gavin Sheehan @ Salt Lake City Weekly www.cityweekly.net/utah/overlooked-local-albums-from-2014/Content?oid=2646636

For more music by Valerie Rose Sterrett visit her soundcloud here: soundcloud.com/valerierosesterrettmusic
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released October 31, 2014

Album art by B.C. Sterrett and Davin Abegg

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