Carissa Johnson


Carissa Johnson and the Cure-Alls
Talk Talk Talk
Fuel Heart Productions
ADDS 3/20/18

"Straight-up rock 'n roll… a declaration of independence, with sharp lyrics and a completely satisfying hard rock post punk feel." - Francis Dimenno, Noise Magazine

Boston rock artist Carissa Johnson has proven to leave her mark and she is only getting started. Johnson began playing in various Boston-based bands before stepping out to pursue her own music. With a debut album "For Now" winning "Album of the Year" by the Limelight Music Awards and a nomination for "Punk Act of the Year" by the Worcester Music Awards, Johnson continues to push ahead, writing and producing enthusiastically honest songs. With influences evident in her music, her sound pays tribute to seventies punk and new wave, yet remains authentically her own. It's an aesthetic that's proven appealing to fans of all ages. Johnson is known for her straight-forward lyrics and her driving, four on the floor melodies. Her "heartening anthemic rock" stands out amongst her contemporaries. In April of 2017 Johnson won Boston's legendary annual Rock and Roll Rumble, and in December took home the New Act of the Year award at the 30th Annual Boston Music Awards at the House of Blues. Determined to share her music with the world, she continues to book her own tours and play shows throughout the U.S. and Europe - with or without her band The Cure-Alls, now in promotion of their third full-length release, "Talk Talk Talk."

"A giant middle finger to the pop punk 3 chord re-do of the 70's NYC scene. Carissa Johnson is more punk than Iggy, more pop than Green Day, more harmony than Blink 182, more guts than the Clash and longer songs than the Ramones." - Rob Kleiner

"Puts me in mind of the Go-Go's at a summit meeting with the Sex Pistols" - Francis Dimenno, Metronome Magazine

"The songs are unreal. I'm glad that I've never seen her referred to as a 'female musician' because it implies it's a man's game and she kicks the crap out of all 'male musicians'...a Joan Jett look with the pop sensibility of early Tegan and Sara and Green Day..." - Mark Lind, State Line Records

RIYL: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Damone, the Kills, Blondie, The Runaways
TRY: #1, 2, 3, 9

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