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Libby Donovan


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Released: Jan 1, 2010

General Info

  • Genre: Alternative / Electroacoustic / Indie

    Location LOS ANGELES, US

    Profile Views: 4544

    Last Login: 9/30/2011

    Member Since 2/20/2010

    Website and this one

    Record Label A Girl And Her Machines

    Type of Label Indie

  • Bio

    .. .. .. I’m Libby Donovan. I started writing and recording songs using multiple boom boxes to track them when I was 17. I did most of my recording in my closet. These days, I’m working on my third solo album, “Arrivals + Departures” with Geoff Stanfield and David Revelli of Sun Kil Moon at Geoff’s Well Recording here in Seattle. What transpired between then and now is a long story, documented fairly completely on hundreds of home recorded demos (now done on Garageband – goodbye boom boxes!). .. When people learn I make music, they sometimes ask “what kind?” or “what does it sound like?” Truth is, I’m probably the last to know as I’m the closest to it. Lyrics are really important to me, my songs have a tendency to be little diary entries, scenes from my own movie no matter how shrouded. I write about what I’m feeling. I don’t know what else to do with the feelings. Musically, I’m always reminded of Kurt Cobain saying that every Nirvana song he wrote was trying to be a new Pixies song, as every time I sit down with my guitar I think, “What Would Kim Deal Do?” and go from there. .. Autobiographical, dreamy, that’s me. ...... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... ..
  • Members

    .......... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .......... .. .............. .. .. LIBBY DONOVAN.. GEOFF STANFIELD.. DAVID REVELLI .. ..
  • Influences

    EELS, White Stripes, Etta James, Velvet Underground, Metric, Aimee Mann, Angels of Light, Joy Division, SWANS, Bikini Kill, Bjork, Breeders, Amps, Pixies, The Clash, Specials, The Dead Weather, Raconteurs, Elliott Smith, Emily Haines, Free Kitten, Billie Holiday, Sonic Youth, X, The Longfields, Suicide, Imperial Teen, Throwing Muses, Peggy Lee, The Gossip, The Horrors, Johnny Cash, Juliana Hatfiled, Katastrophy Wife, LADYHAWK, Lisa Germano, 50 Foot Wave, Fugazi, Smiths, Magnetic Fields, M.I.A., Nick Cave, Patsy Cline, Peaches, PJ Harvey, Pretenders, Queens of The Stone Age, Ryan Adams, Sleater-Kinney, WILCO, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Sounds Like

    Girl-meets-world stories if sung from a haunted southwestern hotel not adverse to electronics and Motown on the jukebox.


  1. Libby Donovan

    The paradox of choice. "Which ever pair you choose, you lose. Because you look like a dork." - Poster Comment

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    Easier Is Better Than Better via @smashingmag

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    #NowPlaying Joe Strummer on @Spotify

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    #NowPlaying Ladyhawk – My Old Jacknife on @Spotify

  5. Libby Donovan

    What would we be without wishful thinking?


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  • GothViola

    I LOVE YOU LIBBY :) miss you. Glad we got to talk...

    11 months ago
  • Libby Donovan

    Hello Libby Donovan, it's Libby Donovan. 
    You need to get back to work!
    Yes, we know it's Sunday.  But freelance knows no days of the week!

    1 year ago
  • Mass Assembly

    Thanks for the add, we are glad to have you on our friend's list. as you know we are a hyper-charged power band from Toronto, we would like to know you better. Tell us something random about yourself and we will also.

    1 year ago
  • Ash Milner


    I hate spamming, but somethings just have to be done haha 

    Thanks for accepting :) 
    If you have time, check out my songs and tell me what you think, bearing in mind they are shitty home recordings :) 
    Tell your friends and such.

    Much larvvvv. x

    1 year ago

    ayyy!! thanks  for givin us a chance... if you get some time, give us a listen and let us know what you think. we'd love to hear back from you!!!   ; ))  sunday masquerade

    1 year ago
  • The English Biddys

    ..Sweet ... in a wicked kind of way

    1 year ago
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    Feed Me Stars
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    Greets from Vienna

    In Trophiuw

    1 year ago
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    HEY !

    1 year ago
  • viola

    Just stopping by for another listen. My sister has good taste pointing me to your stuff : ) She's was right -- your stuff is right up my alley!

    1 year ago
  • Hallie Kinder

    And don't forget that you don't have to share toys or cut back on drinking. I have already started to hide my Barbies.

    1 year ago
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