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"Princess of all things tiny and home-made, The best sings catchy, riot-grrl, Antifolk uke-pop with child-like wonder and ancient wisdom. Known to the legitimate world as Betsy Cohen, The best came of age in the swamps of NYC's underground art scene, performing in several bands, successful avant garde theater spectacles like "Fun Wearing Underwear" (1999), and touring as part of the legendary Antifolk ensemble Dufus (2001-2003). Though she has been known for years as the "it"-girl of international Antifolk, she has waited until now to distill her experience into a solo project with her debut album, "plan b." A harrowing collection of twinkly lullabyes and rollicking tirades, "plan b" kneads the sprawling melodic grandeur of Bjork into ambling, lo-fi rootsiness of Kimya Dawson. The result is equal parts folky and extra-terrestrial. Perhaps The best's dueling aesthetics blend most touchingly on the pragmatic love anthem "63% of the Time (Collecting Hearts)," but the old-timey D.I.Y. jam "If You Want Something Done Around Here," stands out as a staple of all your future mix tapes." -Off-Stage Fright Promotions (2007)
Why She's So Antifolk:
"I remember the first time I performed at the Sidewalk cafe. It was Halloween 1999, it was a performance of a musical overview of Funderware. That was just the start of Antifolk for me."