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"A lot has changed in San Francisco between the release of ANNA HILLBURG's debut album in 2013 to the release of Really Real. Artists and musicians have fled the city for more affordable and sustainable pastures, replaced by venture capitalists and computer programmers, but some, like Hillburg, have remained in their rent controlled apartments watching the landscape transform outside. The culmination of a half decade of intense writing and recording at multiple studios with various heavy-hitting Bay Area musicians and producers, Really Real is a reminder of those hold-outs and the soul of the city that remains under the cracks in the sidewalks. Where Hillburg's debut introduced the world to her impressive musicianship and songwriting craftsmanship, Really Real marches forward, battle worn, weary, and wise. A classically trained trumpet player, Anna has spent the last decade plus in the Bay Area music scene as a songwriter, singer, drummer, and bass player. She developed her pop chops playing in SF's power-pop darlings, DREAMDATE. Her songs have been covered by the likes of Mates of State, and her trumpet playing has been featured on the albums of local artists such as The Dodos, Greg Ashley, and The Fresh & Onlys. Hillburg's songs are modern and fresh while also being eerily reminiscent of some of the best singer-songwriters of the classic era. She easily calls to mind the classic pop sensibilities of Harry Nillson, the romantic drama of Fleetwood Mac, the confessional lyricism of Joni Mitchell, and the effortless hooks of Paul McCartney—all without compromising her own strong and individual voice." Edition of 250 copies with download.

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