Christy & Emily (Christine Edwards and Emily Manzo) have been making records together since their 2007 debut, Gueen’s Head (Social Registry) adding the rhythm section of Kerlin and Kristin Muller in 2010. The “+ Band” lineup appears on the 2011 releases Quick Words and Tic-Tac-Toe (Klangbad Records). Tic-Tac-Toe was recorded at Faust Studio in Sheer, Germany, with Faust co-founder, Hans-Joachim Ermler.
“This dreamy Brooklyn folk duo’s second album teases with a deceptive sweetness. “Lover’s Talk” and “Superstition” come on like benign, soft-edged pop with ghosty bits of melody held together by heavenly harmonies. But there’s something unsettling beneath the Wurlitzer organ wub-wub and Christy’s reverb-drenched guitar. Doomy minor chords jut out and harmonies diverge as the two ladies sing of evil thoughts and bad dreams. Before long, their overt innocence feels like a crafty, almost creepy shadow play.”
-Jessica Hopper, Spin Magazine