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Me and Katie on The U.E.S. available on iTunes today!!

I have decided to start releasing each song as I finish it, as a digital single.

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Buy it now for a mere 99 cents! Rebecca Schiffman - Me and Katie On the U.E.S. - Me and Katie On the U.E.S.

I wrote and recorded this first single, Me and Katie on the U.E.S. a few years ago, and am sending it out to the ever shrinking world of paying-for-music-customers before I finish up some newer stuff. Because I still love this song!

It’s about my best friend Katie and I growing up on the Upper East Side. We grew up in the same building and were in the same class at Spence. In 2006, some NYU kids e-mailed me asking if I would let them engineer a song of mine at the Clive Davis School of Recording for homework. I was saving all my material for my next album (To Be Good for a Day) so I had to come up with something last minute. I wanted to write a song like Stay Free, one of my favorite songs by The Clash, and actually written by lead guitarist Mick Jones. I think (I hope) it ended up sounding a little like The Clash meets Avril Lavigne.


Me and Katie on The U.E.S. credits: Jay Israelson produced and mixed, Ryan Stratton played bass and guitar, Kris King played drums, Rebecca Schiffman wrote words and music and sang and made the little artwork collage, Luke Taylor and Calpin Hoffman engineered.


I’m a pretty slow songwriter, sometimes only writing two a year, so to push myself a little harder, and hopefully improve my songwriting skills, my goal for 2010 is to write, record, and release at least one song every tax quarter. Or, I guess you could say, season.

I’ve felt frustrated and SAD in the past to have sat on some songs for over six years while waiting to have enough material to release a full album. Songs can start to feel stale and by the time the album comes out I no longer want to perform them. I guess I didn’t have to be so tied to it in the first place, but the album for album’s sake format is officially obsolete now that the media on which music is available has totally changed.

So, now I will be able to record each song in its own style, without having to maintain some sort of artificial cohesion with other songs. And each song can have it’s own artwork! Each song will also be the potential ground on which to collaborate with more producers, musicians, and artists.

In the works for the 1st Quarter 2010 release- a collaboration with producers Jay Israelson and Diego Duenas, and artist Michael Q. Shea.

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Live from the U.E.S!

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Two Fun Upcoming Performances in NYC

Wednesday, June 17 – The Studio @ Webster Hall with Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools) and Borrowed Eyes and The Blood Red Road (And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) Friday, June 19 – 92Y Tribeca Hess is More record release party Visit the shows page for details.

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Blast from the Past! (1999)

Yesterday my recent friend Dar e-mailed me that he found an old photo (pre-digital) he took of a band at a party many years ago and I’m the bass player!  I used to play bass in a band called Pearl Harbor and this picture, which he gave me,  is from a show at the old Some Records office on West 29th Street in 1999.Rebecca Schiffman playing bass in Pearl Harbor

So, I’ve gathered up the other few photos I have of us and created a separate photo page for Pearl Harbor.  Check us out here. And if anyone out there has more pics of us please let me know.

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New York Magazine

I was in New York Magazine last week.  Click below to enlarge or here to go to NY Mag site.Rebecca Schiffman in New York Magazine

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Update

I am in the mixing phase of album 2.  Hopefully it will be ready to be released in a month or two.

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Photos from Recording

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Sorry for the lack of updates. There are a few new photos in the section on the making of the new album: To Be Good for a Day I have a tentative show scheduled in Brooklyn in June – details TBA. Once the album is finished, I will be performing more often again. Meanwhile, as […]

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Work is coming along on the new album and to prove it I added a page in the photo section called: Making of the upcoming album To Be Good for a Day. Also, The U.E.S. Journal recently sold out at St. Mark’s Bookshop. I am going to drop off more this week and will post […]

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Sorry for the absense of updates. I have the flu so now I actually have time to update the site. I have added photo sections for several recent events to the photo section including the two trips I took to Miami for my art exhibition. Music: The producer for my upcoming album, Peter Toh, has […]

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