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Photo Taken by Susan Esther Morski, disk jockey for Queens of Noise on KYRS Radio – Spokane, WA.

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– Photo from KYRS Live studio appearance Oct. 10th, 2012

“Sometimes, amid the bar bands and Northwest touring musicians who play Yakima a few times a year, we get a genuine weird gem of a performer stopping by out of nowhere. That’s Zebrana Bastard, a woman who plays bass and sing-chants in a full baritone that evokes the late Benjamin Smoke. If you go to see Zebrana, who plays a free show at 8 p.m. at North Town Coffeehouse, you will leave secure in the knowledge that no one else in Yakima — or anywhere, probably — saw anything like that that night. The music is minimalist but compelling, and that voice is hypnotic.”

– Yakima Herald Oct. 4th, 2012

“Hitting the stage solo for the first song, this young bassist/vocalist immediately took us by surprise. The first thing I thought when she started singing was “basso-perfecto!“ Her contra-alto vocal range is amazing, and we instantly fell in love with it….and you can definitely see the blues roots in her lyrics – no one so young should be writing songs so full of anger and angst… but within each song was a current of hope (or refusal to be beaten) that simply wouldn’t give up.”

-Encore! Encore! The Club Circuit (Eugene, OR – 2011)

Zebrana Bastard opened the night with her acoustic bass in sync with Lee (Sok and The Faggots among other bands) on acoustic guitar. I love female vocals, and Zebrana’s voice was very appealing. Raspy and deep, the emotion intertwined in her songs is real, “…music is all that keeps me sane, pouring my heart out on some strings…” I don’t remember what song it was, but she did a really cool vocal effect (all from the throat, no pedal) that reminded me of Donita Sparks (L7). A line that caught my attention, “I’m sorry, but at least I can say I tried, go fuck yourself.” Fuck yeah, I get that attitude!

-Joy Bonney “Wake Up 253” May 11th, 2011

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