The Repressions


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THE REPRESSIONS are a forest-music/folk-punk band featuring Barbara Dragon and Nate Lay. They write songs in many styles about books, nature, defending animals, injustice, being weird, and living with wild emotions. The Repressions play lively shows every month all over New York City, incorporating prizes and bubbles and original artwork into their performance. Their style has been described by audiences as radical folk-rock, ethereal indie rock, anti-bully music and a Saturday morning cartoon for adults. The Repressions dedicate their music to anyone who has ever been ridiculed for being sensitive, kind, smart, or ill. The Repressions are first and foremost about music, but the band also has its own comics, artwork, memes, fiction, and more on The Repressions will defend the vulnerable at any chance they get, animal or human. The Repressions hope to make others feel less alone, and keep exploring and singing that kindness, feelings and emotional honesty are strengths. Lift Your Head Up!