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Tracklist.

  1. Threatened
  2. Feel So Bad For You
  3. Trust In Love
  4. World War Defense
  5. Evidence
  6. Red Candles
  7. Soft White China Patterns On His Teeth
  8. I Held The Satchel
  9. Parakeet Protest Song
  10. The Parlor
  11. Spider Writer
  12. Untitled
  13. Down
  14. Lonely Is A Word
  15. Sounds Of The Elements Of Beauty
  16. All

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I met Danielle back in the early 90’s in Charleston, SC playing at a rock club with some friends of mine. I was totally taken aback by her southern punk rock, and got a view into what a folk musician gone rogue could be. Her voice was as classic as Patsy Cline with a southern drawl to match, her lyrics and life were straight out of a Flannery O’Connor story, and her musical leanings ran the gamut from punk to country to folk to jazz to rock. She hung with the southern kids in the Carolinas and the punks in DC. She has been adored and touted as the “musician’s musician, the songwriter’s writer,” she has constantly reinvented herself and rolled with every punch the music industry could come up with.

About to Burst was Danielle’s first venture with her backing band, the Tantrums. This record has some of her most classic songs on it. It was released in 1996 on Simple Machines, a punk label out of D.C. run by Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson.

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