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Sarah Bernstein and Kid Millions started playing together in 2014 when Sarah asked Kid to improvise with her at a show at JACK in Brooklyn. The two quickly established a strong musical rapport and were eager to collaborate further.

Tense Life is the first studio recording for the duo. It came out of an incredible recording session at the historic Gowanus Old American Can Factory, in Brooklyn, that managed to capture the magic the musicians have been generating since they first played together onstage.

The atmosphere of Tense Life is raw, intense and somehow celestial. The sound of Sarah's violin is sharp like a knife and her voice is at times haunting. Kid Million’s drums roll like an army of ants biting flesh and this is punctuated by the occasional beat of doom. These are sounds to shake your feelings and they leave you with the sense that you just can’t get enough.


released March 27, 2017

Kid Millions - drums
Sarah Bernstein - violin, voice, processing

Recorded in Brooklyn, New York
Release: July 2017
Catalogue number 5798

Cover Photo: Sarah Bernstein
Graphic Design: Sergio Vezzali

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Forward Festival & 577 Records Brooklyn, New York

577 Records has been producing music since 2001 and has released albums featuring the work of artists from New York and around the world.

This grassroots, independent label got its start with a series of living room concerts in Brooklyn. The name of the label was taken from the address of the house where these concerts first took place (577 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York).
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