Ashley Brewer 19


United States   Jan 2015  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Prolly, like: Neko Case, Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Sleater-Kinney, Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Power, The Mountain Goats, PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann, Jens Lekman, Stephen Sondheim. I'm not saying I *sound* like any of them, but I think about them lots.

My name is Ashley Brewer. Third time FAWMer.

This year I seem to mostly be inspired by "Big Little Lies," "Middlemarch," and just generally the trauma of being a woman and some other stuff maybe too.


Songs (19)

#1 The Star 12
Feb 6
#2 Poor Dorothea 9
Feb 7
#3 Big Little Lies (Celeste) 5
Feb 7
#4 Lee-Jackson Day 4
Feb 9
#5 Big Little Lies (Jane) 5
Feb 9
#6 Take the Bait 13
Feb 10
#7 Synergy 8
Feb 15
#8 I'll Tell You When I've Had Enough 13
Feb 17
#9 (See it Coming) For Miles 6
Feb 19
#10 Lost Touch Geography 11
Feb 19
#11 Haunting Dreams @siebass  5
Feb 21
#12 Ostalgie 22
Feb 22
#13 The Dhaka-Sylhet Hwy 5
Feb 23
#14 Hold @metalfoot  6
Feb 23
#15 La Douleur Exquise 8
Feb 27
#16 Big Little Lies (Madeline) 6
Feb 27
#17 You Walked in the Room 2
Feb 28
#18 Bounce (Baby) 8
Mar 1
#19 Avocado Toast 9
Mar 1


    Leave a message. Log in to FAWM or sign up first!
  • @danvaillancourt  Mar 15

    Hi Ashley! So many 'thank yous' for your beautiful comments and kind words. Nice to see and hear you again this year. Congrats on 19!!

  • @cnidaria  Mar 5

    Thanks for all your comments. I've really been enjoying everything I've heard on your page as well. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next year. πŸ˜€

  • @dugganensis  Feb 28

    Thanks a bunch for your comments! I've been focusing so much on getting to 14 all month, I knew in the back of my mind I must be missing out on so many other fawmers' material, like yours. Your melodies are GREAT and catchy. Hope to check out more of your stuff before it's over. πŸ˜€

  • @mrcorbs79 Feb 27

    I really enjoy what you're doing! The way you rhyme your choice of words in "Ostalgie" is fantastic! Dig the general sound of the production too, certainly lends itself to your songs... congrats on hitting the goal and beyond!

  • @thelowestbitter  Feb 27

    Thanks so much for the shoutout in the recommended song thread! Much appreciated 😁

  • @berni1954  Feb 27

    Thanks for giving my "Spanish Inquisition" song a spin.
    I really appreciate your comments.

    One of the most worrying aspects of the situation here is the awful silence on the issue. You just don't hear that much about the situation here unless there is some incident involving police violence. The media used to be at the forefront of the waves of change I have seen over my life - denouncing injustices wherever they had emerged. Now, it seems obvious the oligarchs have total control over the mass media and only allow issues which serve their purposes to get any major coverage. That there are political prisoners in an EU country should be on the front page of every newspaper in Europe. It isn't. Spain has put pressure on any country that has expressed any support for the beleaguered Catalans.

    Sadly, I think Spain is a test case, if they get away with it here, then the totalitarian aspects of the Spanish Government's actions will be rolled out throughout Europe. While Europeans contin

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 27

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @johncrossman  Feb 27

    Hiya, look at that, you coasted across the fawmfinishline with plenty of time to spare. Excellent.
    I demoed a song you commented on if you're interested in the following silliness:
    Fawm on!

  • @owl  Feb 27

    aw thank you so much for the post in the recommended songs thread!!! <3 I'm so glad you liked the song--i hate that line of reasoning SO much. And pleased you found the Ted Bundy quote source before I had a chance to post the liner notes, almost as though you were some kind of information sciences professional πŸ˜€

  • @mrcorbs79 Feb 27

    Thanks so much for your kind words on "For Our Best Friends". It warms my heart that your dog got a hug as a result. I see nothing nutjob about anything you did or said.

  • @lishie5000 Feb 27

    thank you for the Breeders reference! I am a big fan!

  • @lhcisco  Feb 27

    Hey thanks for the comments!! Aww Neko Case. You know one of my best life moments ever when she said I made her well up covering one of her songs on Twitter.

  • @ayehahmur  Feb 25

    Hey, cheers for listening and commenting. I think all of us creators who don't live in our own studios or the back of beyond have to deal with the interface with Other People in our own ways. Me, I harvest them - usually for fiction purposes, but this time they got into a song.

  • @cnidaria  Feb 25

    Hey! Thanks for the comments. It's great to get such specific feedback on what you liked in the songs.

  • @vomvorton  Feb 25

    All the rapping and lyrical genius comes from @frenchcricket - I only did production and beatmaking on that one. That said, my first few FAWMs I did do the occasional rap - I was trying to pioneer a subgenre of rapping over video game music called chip-hop, as I recall. But that was so long ago... Maybe I should bring that back!

  • @wistah  Feb 24

    Thanks for listening, and congrats on finishing!

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 24

    Enjoy RVA! I'm a VCU alum.

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 22

    I just went to your Facebook to see where you live and saw that it's Hampton Roads. I grew up in Hampton and still have family there. Small world!

  • @theidleowl  Feb 21

    Wow! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on Mr President. You've absolutely made my day! Angry songs are my favourite to perform. Thanks soooo much πŸ˜€

  • @siebass  Feb 20

    Thanks for your comment on "I think you're stupid." You caught me, I was definitely channeling my 90's grunge for that one. It was a lot of fun to write even if the demo is rough.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 17

    Wow thats a great compliment I love both Tom Waits and Patti Smith. I am blushing now. <3

  • @metalfoot  Feb 17

    (also if you prefer to build lyrics on top of music, let me know and I'll get cracking at a musical bed for your lyrics to build on. I've always worked the other direction, personally)

  • @tiedyehero Feb 17

    thanks for your kind words on decanters / mirrors. much appreciated!!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 17

    Any update on the random collab? Cheers! πŸ˜€

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 15

    Thank you for your comment on my first track, "Just Let It Happen," I'm so sorry it's taken so long to acknowledge it. This is all a bit overwhelming. 😁 I just re-listened to this track the other day after a break and I really like it, myself. My 'too busy' worries were probably just from hearing it too much in mixing. Thanks again.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 9

    I'm fine with communication via email (my email's in my profile), FB messages, I'm alexklages there, Twitter IMs (alexklages there too), or Google Docs (metalfoot76 at the gmails). Whatever works best for you! I think we're configured so I'm the music and you're the lyrics but if I come up with something musically that works for you to add piano and/or voice to, that's awesome as far as I'm concerned!

  • @siebass  Feb 9

    Saw your comment on the random collabs; let me know if you want to collab again on another song. I don't have as much time this year, but our collab was one of my favorite songs from last year also.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 9

    Thanks for listening to "Travelers." I appreciated your comment! Yeah, it was a fun one to do.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 9

    Howdy! I guess we were assigned to be partners in round 3 of the random songwriting collab challenge. πŸ˜€ Looking forward to this!

  • @owl  Feb 6

    So glad to see you back this year! <3

  • @writeandwrong  Jan 21

    Best wishes to you on your 3rd FAWM!