Label: Sub Pop
Catalog #: 71576
Mary Jane Dunphe is a solo artist and poet based in New York City. She released a few singles during 2023, culminating in the fall release of her debut album, Stage of Love, on Pop Wig (The title track was included in Pitchfork’s 100 Best Songs of 2023 list). Mary Jane is originally from Washington State and sang for the great Olympia punk band Vexx from 2010 to 2016. She’s been involved in several other musical projects, including CCFX, CC Dust, and The County Liners.
Dunphe says, “Both of these songs were written and recorded by me in my bedroom (except for a day when I had to record in my friend Luke’s room (Free Advice) to get out of my own head.) They’re made with what I had lying around; a bass, some chimes, a single maraca, some breaks I had been messing with, and a soft synth. ‘Fix Me’ is an internal stutter of feeling that there is something wrong inside, and all you can do is feel it out with a song. ‘Seasons’ goes outside and finds that in the face of societal and environmental collapse, the dissolving of seasons and our connection to the earth, that love for love’s sake of everything is a tether keeping me on the ground.”