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Amy Klein

Talkhouse Contributing Writer Amy Klein is a writer and musician living in New York City. She plays guitar and sings in the bands Leda and Hilly Eye. You can follow her on Twitter here. 

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Bio

Hilly Eye is a Brooklyn, NY based noise rock duo formed in 2009 by guitarist/vocalist Amy Klein (formerly of Titus Andronicus) and drummer/vocalist Catherine Tung. Amy and Catherine met at Harvard University as they were both radio DJs at the college's radio station. They were also both students in the creative writing department. They have stated Afrirampo, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Sleater Kinney, Lightning Bolt, and Marnie Stern as musical influences. They write all of their songs together; some are somewhat improvised and can vary with live performances. Hilly Eye released their debut EP, Fireworks, on October 8, 2010 via Bandcamp for free/donation. Physical CD copies have been sold at shows as well. In 2012, Hilly Eye signed to the indie New Jersey based Don Giovanni Records (Screaming Females, Black Wine, The Ergs!), through which they've released their debut full-length album Reasons to Live on January 22, 2013. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Mount Eerie’s Sauna

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By Amy Klein | March 9, 2015

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Mount Eerie’s Sauna

On his latest album as Mount Eerie, Phil Elverum uses his mastery of the recording studio to celebrate his insignificance to the universe.

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks the War on Drugs’ “Eyes to the Wind”

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By Amy Klein | August 5, 2014

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks the War on Drugs’ “Eyes to the Wind”

The War on Drugs’ “Eyes to the Wind” is a grand anthem about the power of letting go.

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best! and the Joy of Starting a Band

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By Amy Klein | June 14, 2014

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best! and the Joy of Starting a Band

My first attempt to start a band ended in a group trip to TCBY. But before that, the four of us spent a nerve-wracking almost half-hour in my room...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Discovering the Beatles In a Post-Beatles World

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By Amy Klein | February 15, 2014

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Discovering the Beatles In a Post-Beatles World

On February 7, 1964, the Beatles' plane arrived at the newly named John F. Kennedy International Airport, the beginning of a six-year run that...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Inside Llewyn Davis and the Art of Failure

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By Amy Klein | January 18, 2014

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Inside Llewyn Davis and the Art of Failure

For every Bob Dylan, there are a 1,000 Llewyn Davises — hopeful young men whose voices crack in all the right places, but reach in all the wrong...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks the Musical Adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

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By Amy Klein | November 16, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks the Musical Adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

The first time I went to see the musical Fun Home at the Public Theater, the lights came on after the first ten minutes, and a voice announced...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Heliotropes’ A Constant Sea

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By Amy Klein | August 23, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Heliotropes’ A Constant Sea

Some folks like to take a little time each day to remind themselves what they’re grateful for. As for me, I am grateful for the electric guitar...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Speedy Ortiz’ “No Below”

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By Amy Klein | July 31, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Speedy Ortiz’ “No Below”

The western Massachusetts band Speedy Ortiz's “No Below” is a strange summer hit. It’s a song about hitting rock bottom, about literally looking...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks A Band Called Death

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By Amy Klein | July 27, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks A Band Called Death

All the great rock & roll movies are about something besides rock & roll. Often, they tell the story of a hero, or more likely, an anti-hero, on a...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks the HBO Documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

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By Amy Klein | June 15, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks the HBO Documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

“I don’t want to be a background image,” says Nadia as she sits in a glass-walled holding pen inside the Moscow courtroom where she and her...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Kylesa’s Ultraviolet

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By Amy Klein | May 30, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Kylesa’s Ultraviolet

I remember the spring I turned 18, when the universe seemed to be opening up to let me in, and, at the same time, making sure I knew I couldn’t go...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Kurt Vile’s Wakin on a Pretty Daze

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By Amy Klein | April 22, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Kurt Vile’s Wakin on a Pretty Daze

There’s a moment about 20 seconds into Wakin on a Pretty Daze when you figure this new album’s going to be pretty different from Kurt Vile’s...

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Spring Breakers

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By Amy Klein | March 30, 2013

Amy Klein (Leda, Hilly Eye, Titus Andronicus) Talks Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers is the best music video I’ve ever seen. It’s nearly two hours long and has 20 songs in it. You want Skrillex? You’ve got him.