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“Really incredible…I was just so deeply moved by the whole thing.”
— NPR Music
Released in June of 2020, Becca Mancari’s critically-acclaimed album ‘The Greatest Part’ is a deceptively upbeat collection of sharp indie pop that explores Mancari’s experience growing up gay in a fundamentalist Christian home. The record, produced by Paramore drummer Zac Farro, marks a significant sonic and emotional evolution, balancing unflinching self-examination with intoxicating grooves and infectious instrumental hooks fueled by explosive percussion and fuzzed out guitars. The lyrics are raw and gutsy to match. The celebratory sound was by design – the album was meant as a paean to resilience and joy in the face of pain. NPR Music notes this album as “Really incredible… so deeply moved by the whole thing”. Mancari followed up the release with her 2021 EP release of ‘Juniata’, reimagining songs from ‘The Greatest Part’. In this new collection, she returns to her past both literally and figuratively, casting new light with a stripped-down selection of some of her sophomore album’s most soul-stirring tracks.
Mancari has toured with the likes of Margo Price, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Shovels & Rope, Natalie Prass, and Julien Baker among others. On top of her solo work, Mancari also teamed up with Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard and fellow songwriter Jesse Lafser to form the supergroup Bermuda Triangle, which earned similarly glowing reviews as they performed sold-out headline shows across the country and landed festival slots from Newport Folk to XPoNential.