Girl Without Fear play out their musical influences like a monster mash-up of Synth Pop, Indie-Rock, Electronica and Hip Hop. Singer/Songwriter Demetria and drummer turned guitarist turned producer JD Shultz look at the music they create as an extension of their record collection: a giant shape shifting, multi-colored kaleidoscope, where Blondie collides with the Beach Boys, Dr Dré with Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys with Madonna. As a quintessential indie-pop band, Girl Without Fear is a self propelled engine running on it's own creative juices, and a visceral need to perform and thrive in an adverse environment where old biz rules no longer apply. Demetria's building blocks are laid alongside a long road that took her from Brooklyn, NY, where she was born from a Greek immigrant family, to Athens, Greece for her schooling, to the bohemian artistic lifestyle of Los Angeles where she met J.D. Shultz. It was instant chemistry with the self taught one time drummer for George Clinton, a hired gun for studio and film scoring sessions, who after jamming alongside band members of STP, Jane's Addiction, and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in the LA scene, was now involved in a few projects of his own and soon added another. Demetria could have easily chosen therapy over poetry, and her inner turmoil is present in every word, but not without sass and humor. She twists introspection into a catchy hook that will give you a great pop song, whether singing about love, fashion, society's trappings or just a stream of ramblings that may run through one's mind. Fear not who you are, fear not what you want, fear not what others think. Armed with this message and the means to deliver it with a self produced, 12 songs debut album, Girl Without Fear now stands on the threshold of discovery, poised to burst on the scene like a gum bubble on a safety pin. -- Marc Goldstein/Music Editor THE BOOK LA REVIEW: G I R L W I T H O U T F E A R M i x M e's s a g e's Deep Pocket Records Sometimes your mind can be your best friend or your worse enemy. Girl Without Fear knows this all too well. Their debut album, Mix Messages is a journey out of the dark shackles of modern day living and human idiosyncrasies and into a boundless playground filled with plenty of freedom for self-expression. It feels good but the catch is you have to leave your doubt at the door. Girl Without Fear is the collaboration of the melodic and poetic Greek goddess, Demetria and instrumentalist/ producer/music extraordinaire, J.D. Shultz. The raw and mesmerizing vocals combined with unique arrangements make way for 12 positively supercharged tracks. Avalanche, along with several of the tracks, is an acoustic/electric mix; a goodbye to old forms and stories and a release of all that is held back by living in the old matrix. Sundown and Possibility are both celebrations of creation. Listen for Demetria's mesmerizing vocals on Sundown as she asks how long should I wait/sparkle another day/hold on it's too late/sundown, then cracks out a rap flow with impeccable style, coming soon to a dance floor near you. Ashes to Roses, The Right Potion, Violet Crush, and Love Is A Drug touch upon one of the greatest mysteries of humankind. These songs talk of hearbreak, hope, and reminisce with a refreshing new batch of catchy phrases like possibility means/you got anywhere to flow and another summer/another summer/on a city beach/ocean screams/another summer/ride the wonder wheel/you and me. The fun-loving tracks On the Go and Another Summer are beautifully emotive, showcasing instrumentation and musicianship, while once again proving it takes skill to write hooky lyrics with such descriptive visualization. Look like Angels pumps out a Drum-n-Bass mix with a heavy metal twist. The closing track, Dee-toxify flows effortlessly into a gothic hip hop take of the holistic bandwagon. As she sings i wanna clean myself/tear it all apart/then put it back together, you can't help but hope this will cause a second new wave for pop music with a brain. Girl Without Fear's Mix Messages sends out a clear signal that is the real deal. This duo knows how to create a unique soundscape and are not afraid to tell you. They have soared across the musical universe to bring back their favorite pieces of the spectrum and produced an album that will inspire and astound while remaining fun and inviting. It is a celebration of evolution and a necessity for anyone who feels or has felt held back. Hold onto your seats folks, continued listening may cause your life and body to take off. -- Raine Roner / Moon G Music Magazine.