With a sound somewhere between 90's alternative and riot grrrl, Wise Girl is a sharp, power pop foursome that draws from the past but produces something wholly modern. Based in New York and formed in 2010, Wise Girl is the brainchild of songwriter, Abby Weitz (vocals, guitar). Drummer Harry Keithline, guitarist Tim Basom and bassist Paul Taite round out the group’s current roster. The band’s unique direction is the product of Weitz’s individual view on the music making process.
Weitz, described as “a female Rivers Cuomo” (Electric Feast), deems no topic taboo while transferring her feelings into song. Weitz notes that present and past relationships inspired numerous tracks. This is reflected in the storytelling and honesty of the lyrics, creating a song-by-song memoir. The emotion and energy found within Wise Girl’s music transfers easily into live performances. Similar to being welcomed into their home, attending a Wise Girl show is electrifying and uncensored. The band, self-described as an energetic, dysfunctional family, radiates across their audiences and invites listeners to become part of Wise Girl’s chaotic world. “We want the audience to feel like they can relate to us and share in our experiences,” explains Weitz.
Wise Girl is known for their energetic and quirky live performances. The band has graced the stage of numerous legendary New York venues such as The Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, Piano’s and The Greene Space (WNYC’s performance stage). Wise Girl has also appeared on numerous famed media sources to include: Guitar World Magazie, Bust Magazine, Bitch Magazine, Modern Drummer, Beta TV, Playboy Radio and many more.
2013 marked the release of the band’s first, full-length, debut You’ll Just Have To Wait. The album, is a 10-track LP filled with power chords, driving beats and authentic lyrics ripped straight from Weitz’s personal experiences. "[Wise Girl] is the perfect musical combination of poppy melodies, rocking guitars, and fun, quirky songwriting," says Bella Online.
Check out Wise Girl’s acoustic Ep “Sing Me To Sleep”, released July 1st, 2014 on iTunes!