Lady Lazarus is the solo project of Melissa Ann Sweat, a singer-songwriter, artist, and creative writer from San Jose, Calif. now living in Joshua Tree, CA, known for her enchanting and minimalist songs for mainly voice and piano. Her music touches on dream pop and experimental folk, and has been compared to Cat Power, Smog/Bill Callahan, Joanna Newsom, Grouper, and Daniel Johnston, among others, while nodding to composers like Philip Glass and Erik Satie.
“As Lady Lazarus, California dreamer Melissa Ann Sweat crafts intimate miniatures, mostly for solo voice and piano, and then slowly drowns them in oceans of reverb... It's impossible to decide whether the music is constantly changing or totally still, a strangely placid kind of tension that never fails to draw me in.” – Pitchfork
"Sweat has been delicately crafting dirges reminiscent of the evocative, female vocal-drive atmospherics Grouper." - Spin.com
“Sweat introduces her aptitude for creating singular songs, soaring beyond what her previous work foreshadowed.” –Consequence Of Sound
3 Wonder, Inc.
7 Constant Apples
8 Do Not Go Gentle