Josephine Network is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and shapeshifting yenta from New York.
She cut her teeth fronting power-pop glam bands The Jeanies & Velveteen Rabbit, and playing guitar in Brower.
“Music is Easy” (Dig!) is her debut solo album of original songs in glittering “soul-gum” style. Her songs are sincere, soulful and sometimes sly. In 2019, her performance at OK, LQQK was written up in The Forward (“It’s Not Your Bubbe’s Drag Show”) . In 2020, she was a GiantFest Best Music Artist nominee. In 2021, “Music Is Easy” was featured on a special mixtape episode of NPR’s This American Life (“746: This is Just Some Songs”).
She plays live with an 8-piece ensemble, featuring Toni Lynn (Apache), Saara Untracht-Oakner (SUO, Boytoy), Nat Brower (Brower, Nancy), Keith Cayea (Brooklyn Bluebirds), Dorian Deangelo (Darien Rectangle), Max Hiersteiner (Dirty Fences, Hershguy) and Jay Pluck (EKP).
In early 2021, she produced a Yiddish-infused glam-punk collab album with Hershguy titled “Stocky Tunes”. Maximum RocknRoll called the album “refreshingly hard to put your finger on, but so good”.
In summer of 2021, Josephine self-produced a dance cassingle, “I Feel Like Rain” on Paris Tapes. The Deli Magazine called it a “groovy, vibey-yet-upbeat, danceable-yet-introspective, life-affirming tune.”
In mid-2021, the Josephine Network band went electric and enjoyed opening for legendary rock acts, like Shannon & the Clams, and Seth Bogart (Hunx & His Punx)