Carol Lipnik's haunting new art-song collection,
"Almost Back to Normal" is now available!
Buy/ Hear samples now
A collaboration with luminous pianist Matt Kanelos and eclectic violin virtuoso/producer Jacob Lawson, the new album blends lush, mystical soundscapes with hints of the baroque, jaunty Brecht-Weill cabaret, old-school soul music and the avant garde, all of it imbued with Carol's signature phantasmagoria and droll, absurdist humor. Recorded using an 1895 Steinway grand piano in the world-class sonics of Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyn, it's a collection of tersely intense songcraft and longer-scale, psychedelically-tinged mood pieces. 

"Earth-mother nightingale Carol Lipnik is a mesmerizing find. She has an ethereal soprano and a hippie air;
she writes fantastical tunes, full of mythic imagery, that carry the listener to worlds unknown. At last, her moment has come."
- James Gavin (biographer of Peggy Lee, Lena Horne, and Chet Baker)


"Carol Lipnik might not just be the best singer in New York - she might be the best singer anywhere"
- New York Music Daily

"I can probably count on 5 fingers or less those who have redefined music in recent memory. How Carol Lipnik is able to transcend each prior album and create new genres is testament to her virtuosity not only as composer, but performer as well. There is a prismatic brilliance to ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL that cannot be categorized. from moments of sweeping grandeur to delicate fragility as fleeting as a snowflake's beauty--all with minimum instrumentation. this is her magnum opus."
- George Maida 
The Electric Croude
WCVE-FM (NPR)


"Like a spiderweb, Carol Lipnik is surprisingly strong in her ethereality, maintaining an eerie self-possession as she shares enigmatically spooky folk-art songs in an octave-spanning wail. In her weekly engagement at Pangea, the East Village's cozy new cabaret space, she teams up with pianist Matt Kanelos to share selections from a new album of original music."
- Adam Feldman, Time Out NY


"If you are in NYC and you only do one thing culturally go and see Carol Lipnik at Pangea. If you love music and appreciate great songwriting and singing, if you came to NYC to experience magical happenings in tiny rooms that could never happen anyplace else in the world, if you dreamed of intimate nights surrounded by smart, talented, interesting people, this is what you're here for. Now DON'T MISS IT!!!!" 
- Mx. Justin Vivian Bond

 
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
CAROL LIPNIK with Matt Kanelos on piano

Residency at
PANGEA
Sundays at 7:30pm show/ dinner and cocktails at 6:30pm
April 26th, with special guest Joseph Keckler
May 3rd, Jacob Lawson will join us on violin, and special guest Claywoman (she's over 500 million years old and visiting Earth from the Mirillion Galaxy for only ONE DAY!!!!)
May 10th, with special guest Kenny Mellman
May17th, with special guest John Kelly

178 Second Ave (between 11th and 12th Street, NYC)
$20 cover/$20 minimum food/beverage
in the gorgeous cozy cabaret room with great food and full bar
Limited seating RSVP 212 995 0900

www.pangeanyc.com for more info 


CAROL LIPNIK with Matt Kanelos on piano
at JOE'S PUB
Thursday, May 14th at 7pm
Tickets $18.
Double bill with RACHELLE GARNIEZ
425 Lafayette Street, NYC
Buy Tickets and more info


 
Carol Lipnik is acclaimed for her hauntingly beautiful multi-octave voice and her spellbinding performances of darkly humorous and wrenchingly honest songs in which waves of melancholy break on a debris-strewn shoreline of ecstasy. The inimitable Coney Island native has six albums out on Mermaid Alley Music.

"Singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik doesn’t need a giant metallic lion and a football game or an elaborate The Sound of Music-themed extravaganza to make a memorable impact. Her incandescent voice gets the job done with no need for gimmicks."
-Beck Feibelman
The Clyde Fitch Report
Read the whole article/ interview here


"Carol Lipnik is that rare bird, the complete artist, with the soaring voice of a Dawn Upshaw, and the probing musical intelligence of Joni MItchell." 
          - John Kelly

"One of New York's FINEST singers and most original songwriters!!! 
...Carol's new songs, which are truly art songs, set in the jewel like quality of her voice reach such levels of glorious individuality that we were all gobsmacked."
         - Penny Arcade
                   
"Carol embodies all we love about Coney Island, not only in her incredible singing voice and musical style, but in her personal dedication to the eerie and fantastic." - Richard Eagan

"The Barbra Streisand for the weird." - Marilyn Cvitanic

 
Carol is the winner of the 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant for music

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  1. 1 [Info] Almost Back To Normal 03:54
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  2. 2 [Info] Freakhouse Blues 03:09
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  3. 3 [Info] Last Dance 03:12
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  4. 4 Falling/ Floating 03:47
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  5. 5 [Info] Honey Pot 02:42
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  6. 6 [Info] The Things That Make You Grow 04:04
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  7. 7 [Info] The Two Headed Calf 02:28
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  8. 8 [Info] Poison Flower 02:59
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  9. 9 [Info] Sonadora Dreamer 03:21
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  10. 10 [Info] Traveling 03:47
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  11. 11 Undine Outwitted 02:51
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  12. 12 [Info] Lost Days And Songs 03:24
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  13. 13 [Info] The Oyster And The Sand 04:12
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  14. 14 [Info] Crow's Nest 02:46
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  15. 15 [Info] Oh, The Tyranny 03:43
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  16. 16 Crushed 05:29
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  17. 17 [Info] Life Line 04:44
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  18. 18 [Info] Troubled Waters 03:55
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  19. 19 [Info] Some People's Souls 02:00
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  20. 20 [Info] Farewell, Stranger 03:29
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  21. 21 [Info] Creature 03:54
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  22. 22 Werewolf 03:48
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  23. 23 Where You Goin'? 02:29
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  24. 24 [Info] Moth 05:28
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  25. 25 Cloud Girl 04:23
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