Inspired by storyteller-songwriters such as Leonard Cohen and Laurie Anderson, bandleader Alicia Jo Rabins creates first-person songs based on obscure stories of Biblical women, investigating the hidden places where their complicated lives overlap with hers.

Alicia Jo Rabins is a poet, composer, biblical scholar and violinist based in Portland, OR and Brooklyn, NY. Girls in Trouble began as a way to get out of writing a traditional Masters thesis and developed into a band that has toured together across America and Europe. Their first, self-titled album was composed by Alicia in a closet-sized apartment in Brooklyn and recorded with Scott Solter in Monroe, NC; their second, Half You Half Me, was recorded at Vacation Island Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; and their third album, slated for fall 2015 release, was recorded at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, OR with a cast of local musicians. Each of the three albums feature Alicia’s intimate vocals surrounded by electric guitars, drums, keyboards, Aaron Hartman’s bass, and Alicia’s intricate violin arrangements.

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LA Weekly:

"Mesmerizingly arty folk‐rock...On "Yiftach's Daughter," she strums an austere acoustic‐guitar pattern while cooing with a sweetly beguiling intimacy, joined by hauntingly lovely pastoral harmonies."

Chicago Reader:

"Catchy indie-rock originals. Her retelling of...often scandalous, murderous tales usually distills them to a universal essence, so that they work as reflections of contemporary life, not just as fables."

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